North Yard Analytics is the vehicle for Dan Altman's statistical analyses of soccer and other professional sports. NYA and its partners work with teams and media to find new insights that build on existing expertise. NYA's proprietary algorithms can be tailored to each client's needs and data sources.
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NYA adheres to a set of principles designed to maximize the consistency and long-term value of its metrics. At the heart of NYA's work is the maxim that data mean little without theory. On that basis, NYA considers analytics as a complement to and not a substitute for traditional analysis of sports.
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NYA mixes ideas from economics, mathematics, physics, biology, and statistics to create unique ways of assessing players, devising tactics, predicting results, and managing finances. As well as using conventional tools, NYA specializes in non-parametric analysis and Bayesian forecasting.
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Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated interviews Dan Altman on the summer transfer window in Europe
Joe Lemire of Vocativ quotes Dan Altman on the state of analytics in American soccer
Dan Altman writes in The Economist on the England team and its early exit from Euro 2016
Ben Lyttleton cites Dan Altman at One World Sports for his study of Chelsea's personnel
ZDNet (France) publishes an article on NYA's analysis of Leicester City's attack
Alistair Tweedale of The Telegraph uses NYA's research on Leicester City's direct play
Peter Brüchmann of TV2 (Denmark) quotes NYA on opposition reaction to Leicester City's offensive strategy
Andy McGeady of the Irish Times calls Dan Altman's presentation a highlight of the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
ESPN FC cites NYA's opposition analysis in the English Premier League
Sean Ingle of The Guardian devotes a column to NYA's analysis of Leicester City's attack
Coleman Larned quotes Dan Altman for Sportsnet (Canada) on evaluating goalkeepers
Le Monde (France) quotes Dan Altman in two articles about the English Premier League
Grant Wahl interviews Dan Altman for Sports Illustrated on the Planet Fútbol podcast
The Economist publishes NYA analyses and quotes Dan Altman on changes in the 2015-16 English Premier League
Mike L. Goodman of Grantland interviews Dan Altman on the state of soccer analytics
Sean Ingle of The Guardian quotes Dan Altman and cites NYA's work on evaluating soccer managers
OptaPro publishes North Yard Analytics's top prospects from the 2014-15 English Premier League season
The Guardian cites Dan Altman's league quality metric based on player ages
Bleacher Report recommends NYA's Shapley values to improve FIFA's Ballon d'Or selection
Read Dan Altman's latest data analyses for The New Yorker on global soccer
Dan Altman writes in the Financial Times to correct its analysis of wages and league positions
The Telegraph (United Kingdom) cites Dan Altman's work on substitutions in soccer
NYA releases a series of short videos on YouTube about the basics of soccer analytics
Las Ultimas Noticias (Chile) interviews Dan Altman on the value of young soccer players
Dan Altman is quoted in Quartz on potential top scorers in the 2014 World Cup
Dan Altman is quoted in The Economist on the link between pay and performance in English soccer
John McDuling of Quartz interviews Dan Altman on the state of analytics in soccer