Today we live in a world where technology is constantly evolving and with it comes big changes to our everyday lives. In the context of sports that means the way we watch, play, and practice can change from one day to the next. We stay as up to date as we can at Diamond Kinetics and expect that many who follow us would like to as well. There is a lot of information online about all these new and exciting innovations but here is a list of the top sites to keep you up to date on technology in sports.
- Twitter: @econsports
Game Theory is a blog started by the Economist that reports on the politics, economics, science, and statistics of sports. The blog covers a diverse set of topics on sports from around the world.
Science of Sport
- Twitter: @scienceofsport
Science of Sport is a website dedicated to bringing the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th level of analysis to sports around the world. Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas are sports scientists from South Africa that aim to communicate the sports aspects of science and physiology in a detailed and nuanced way for a broad range of audiences.
Sports Technology Podcast
- Twitter: @sportstechpod
There is an enormous amount of science-based work that happens largely behind the scenes before, during, and after athletes hit the field and products hit the market. Through interviews with athletes, researchers, engineers and designers, the podcast aims to reveal the cool technological intricacies of sport and give the listeners an inside look at the sports technology field.
Mounir Zok Daily
- Twitter: @mounirzok
Mounir has one of the coolest jobs on the planet. He is in charge of innovation and sports technology at the US Olympic Committee. He publishes a regular article on the latest news in sports and technology with great articles from around the world.
MIT Sports Analytics Conference
- Twitter: @sloansportsconf
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is an event for industry professionals, students, and fans to discuss the role of analytics in sports. Beyond information about the conference this site has links to previous talks and panels from earlier conferences.
- Twitter: @deadspin
Regressing is a new component to the Deadspin sports page that highlights some of the more technical aspects of sports. A recent article featured a synopsis of unique patents for the game of football.
New Tech Websites/Blogs
These sites have more general new technology news but feature sports specific innovations periodically.
- Popular Mechanics – http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/
- GizMag – http://www.gizmag.com
- Wired – http://www.wired.com
- Outside Magazine – http://www.outsideonline.com
We’ll continue to pass along great places for sports technology information, and specifically the information that relates to baseball, softball and swing science!