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Why become a Statistician?

Some people enjoy the recording and analysis of data and it gives them a different insight into the game. Other people may simply want to stay involved in the game after they have played, coached, or officiated at a high level. The reasons for becoming a statistician are many and varied, and like refereeing and scoring it can be an incredibly rewarding way to be a part of the basketball community.

There are many aspects of the game that can be recorded, and which add great interest an excitement for the fans and also for the players. When statistics are collected it means that fans can follow the game even if they are not able to attend. These statistics also help coaches to review the performance of their teams and players.

The effective recording of statistics usually requires at least two people. One to “call” the game by commentating every event which requires statistical recording and the other to “record” the game by making the statistical entries and following the caller’s instructions.

Statistician Pathways

A statistician does not have to have played basketball and training will explain the various statistics that are kept. Then it is a matter of watching games and gaining an understanding of what an “assist” or a “turnover” etc. is. Often, two statistics will be recorded from the one event. For example, a turnover by an offensive player may also be a steal for the defensive player.

Anyone can get involved by attending a statistics course which is usually arranged by Basketball WA.

Once you have level 1 accreditation, you can participate in State competitions and from there can progress to NBL1 competitions, the WNBL, NBL, and even onto International games.

NBL1 Statistician Opportunities

The Wolves are currently seeking statisticians for the NBL1 competition. This is a paid role and you would be required during the NBL1 season from March to August. Full training is provided.

If you are interested in becoming a statistician, please email welcome@wolves.asn.au

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