Our analytic business has received so much attention in the hockey world that representing prospective families we thought a bias in analytics could come into question.
Effective August 1st, we have made the decision to not take on any more families for guidance. We will continue to help current clients with this business as we transition to just a pure analytical nature. We feel we can help more families and hockey players but showing coaches the Diamonds in the Rough (DITR).
DITR was formed originally to help families realize that there is opportunity to have access to higher level education and playing opportunities. Many people do not realize how accessible both talent wise and financially it can be to have the opportunity for your player. There are no guarantees but with a little talent, good grades, and a little guiding, there are many opportunities. It is then just up to the player and the family if that is the right choice.
Sorry for the break in analysis, I know there have been some withdrawals, I’ve been helping some kids get prep placement (#DITRFamily), changing primary jobs, partially so I can pursue #DITRGuide further and I been sweating the small stuff for my boys (hockey/baseball) both playing prep now. My oldest is even helping crunching the numbers now as he takes an interest in the #sportsanalytics industry.
We also have developed the #prepguidance part of the business, now working with multiple players currently for #placement this last season and next in the #prephockey world. The difference with us in that aspect is we do not charge an arm and a leg for helping, we just concentrate on getting #prep and #catholic school placement. We insist on working with the families on guiding them through the process but not being an impediment to the coaches, the kids and families do the communication, we just help them with the process, which is #scary the first time you go through it. You can also make huge mistakes, ones that your kid has to live with, so we coach you through asking the #rightquestions and making the #rightdecisions for the #rightplace for your child. Make sure it is a program were your kid #willplay #willdevelop #willlearn #willhavefun and a school that fits #theirneeds and #theirpersonality, this is were they will be at least the next 2-4 years, hopefully 4 years.
On the #sportsanalytics side, we are hoping to have some numbers crunched and updates in time for the #SeniorChowderCup & #CollegeChowderCup that will help prep, college & junior coaches see the right players, find the #DITRPlayers that other coaches did not have on the radar yet. We are also adding some wrinkles with new #datapure processing that will allow clean data that will lead great data purity, which will lead to even better analysis, and allowing us to get to some customization. We will also be introducing some #premiumanalysis to get more specific analysis #perteam come club and prep season.
Looking forward to getting into #fullgear and as always #spreadtheword.
This is everyone’s favorite or least favorite time of year, jockeying for players/teams for next Fall in New England. A busy time of year with lots of decisions to be made by teams, coaches and players. Good luck with your decisions and know after all the craziness is done we will have recaps on all the major leagues that prep, junior, and colleges look at for players.
Stuart Scott was my favorite sports celebrity growing up. “Cool as the other side of the pillow” is a phrase I use to my kids all the time when I see someone in the clutch with ice water in his/her veins. He was an icon and showed that you could use your hard work, your intelligence and did not have to be the prototypical celebrity to still shine and influence. Since I to lost my brother to cancer, I implore you to use his story as an opportunity to help in the cause against cancer and to continue his legacy.