Moneyball
Moneyball

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Camp Overview

In the Moneyball camp, campers will be introduced to the basic concepts which spurred the statistical revolution in baseball popularized by the book, Moneyball.  Camp each day will consist of an introduction to a key concept in ‘sabermetrics,’ and time for campers to investigate these concepts using statistical databases.  Knowledge of baseball is helpful, though not necessary.

Why Moneyball?

The Moneyball camp will offer campers the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of baseball and to gain insight into the complex world of statistics which drives the game.  It will offer campers a simple introduction to statistics and basic Excel skills by applying these skills to the game of baseball. Ultimately, Moneyball and the statistical theories behind it are meant to tell the stories of the game, so the camp will lead any boy who loves baseball to a greater appreciation of the game.  Topics will include:

  • Understanding the new catch-all baseball statistic, WAR
  • The Difficulty with Defensive Statistics
  • The Madness of Free Agency
  • The Three “True” Outcomes

 

Camp Director

Jr. Dangerous Camp for Boys | Northridge Summer ProgramsAlex Hadley

English & Theology Department Faculty  

Alex Hadley is a 7th grade teacher at Northridge, as well as soccer and baseball coach.  He has played baseball his whole life and has coached at a variety of levels, including in the middle school at Northridge.  He is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and of baseball in general. Questions about the camp? You can email Mr. Hadley at ahadley@northridgeprep.org

 

Moneyball

 

Dates: August 3–7

Hours: 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Grades: Entering 7 – 8

Fees: $150

Enrollment Cap: 15 campers

 

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org

Moneyball

Moneyball

-
8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org