The EPLAY Stats Club is designed for schools to provide a service to their students, players, and basketball programs by:
For Students: Expand student involvement in the game beyond just playing while gaining valuable skills for use on a college resume and competing for EPLAY-provided collegiate scholarships.
For Players: Receive stats and analytics that provide an angle of exposure that has NEVER been available to them before.
For Coaches: Get team and player stats as well as team analytics and full game film for free. Significantly discounted player and team highlight packages and detailed player analytical reports.
The club functions to provide these benefits during scholastic league play for the school they represent.
How the Club Works:
The club will meet bi-weekly, beginning November 6th, 2020, in the afternoons. The club will be administered by having a school teacher or coach function as a faculty sponsor (the club will need to function as an official school club). The sponsor will oversee attendance and ensuring the live stream is ready to begin from a technical perspective. Each day, EPLAY will host two live sessions – one at 4:30pm eastern, and one at 6pm eastern. EPLAY will provide a one-sheet overview for coaches and faculty sponsors at participating schools to begin distributing to students.
For Students: All participating students will be required to attend a bi-weekly Stats Club at their school. The club meetings will run for 90 minutes each and will occur on Wednesday afternoons. Students will
SESSION 1 (11/06/19): Live Statistician & Videographer – Training 1 SESSION 2 (11/20/19): Live Statistician & Videographer – Training 2 & Certification
SESSION 3 (12/04/19): Video Coordinator – Training & Certification SESSION 4 (12/11/19): EPLAY-U – Basketball Analytics 101
For Players: Parents need to be aware of the consumer level products available for them. This will all be facilitated by player and parent portals, where they’ll receive basic stats for free with optional analytical / player rating upgrades.
For Coaches: Coaches must utilize the EPLAY Coaches Portal to keep their rosters as up to date as possible, as well as access all free and upgraded content available to them. Additionally, we ask coaches place a provided banner up in their gym to promote the consumer products we are selling (on which we revenue share 20% with their program).
Roles to Fill:
In order for this to work, at any given participating high school, we will need to fill the following roles:
School Sponsor (teacher/coach at participating school): Given that most schools require a faculty member to ‘sponsor’ for a club to be legitimized (very important we have official school approval in order to leverage all potential transcript benefits for students), this is a position we expect to need at each location and therefore build important aspects around. The sponsor will be responsible for taking attendance at the club, ensuring the room is ready to receive the live stream, and helping to administer a few on-site supplements to the live stream for each session.
Live Statistician (student at participating school): This student will be responsible for keeping real-time stats at their own school’s home games, as well as coordinating with both teams to ensure rosters are in the system ahead of time and working with the EPLAY corporate team to ensure the games are properly set up.
Live Videographer (student at participating school): This student will be responsible for recording the games on video utilizing a device provided by their school and an app provided by EPLAY. These recordings may be done live (when internet connection is available) or recorded on the device and uploaded within 24 hours.
Video Coordinator (student at participating school): This student helps bring everything together by utilizing a laptop (and a platform provided by EPLAY) to re-stat every game by video. The student, while statting the game, will also mark highlights in the game, which the system will turn into content usable by coaches and parents.
EPLAY is launching a crowdfunding campaign centered around raising funds to support its mission for players, schools, and our three student-workers. This crowdfunding campaign exists to primarily fund scholarships for our student-workers.
It is EPLAY’s primary mission to make receiving a scholarship by working on the analytical side of basketball just as likely as receiving a scholarship on the court. We will use this primary mission to guide our secondary mission – awarding the largest amounts possible.
Lastly, EPLAY will award scholarships on the basis of merit. Performances within each role are gauged by objective success metrics – all relative to a student-worker’s role.
EPLAY will provide more information upon request. Interested parties should contact their current EPLAY point of contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org.