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IDC4U Grade 12 Sports Analytics and Management

Course Details

  • 4. Grade 12

PREREQUISITE: Any University or University/College preparation course

GRADE: 12 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMInterdisciplinary Studies

CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC4U course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC4U – Artificial Intelligence and IDC4U – The Elite Athlete will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC4U course. This also applies to students using IDC4U as one of their top six marks when applying to university; one only course may be used as an achieved credit out of the six.


Course Overview

In this course, students will learn the basics of data/analytics and how they are used in a professional hockey context. Through a collaboration with ICEBERG Sports, students will gain hands-on experience with industry tools in sports analytics used in professional leagues around the world, including the NHL. Students will also learn about physical activity in sport, athlete development, scouting, and sports management. Sports Analytics and Management will help students combine the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyze the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analyzing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on sports analytics and management issues. Students will also examine their own learning styles and lifestyles, relate their inquiries, and research to global situations, and investigate career opportunities in sports at various levels. While the data and analytics platform provided in this course relate specifically to hockey, this course provides learning opportunities that apply to a wide variety of sports.

Course Outline

Below is a course outline for the online IDC4U course offered by Blyth Academy. As the Ontario IDC4U curriculum is set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the course and skills learned remain the same whether you take it in person or online.

UNIT ONE
Understanding Data

Essential Question: How can data be analyzed in order to understand sport scenarios?

In this unit, students will review the differences between qualitative and quantitative data. Students will begin to explore how statistics and technology are used in sports. These ideas will be explored to understand NHL analytics.

UNIT TWO
Technology in Hockey

Essential Question: How can technology be applied for predictive analysis in hockey?

In this unit, students will begin to explore ICEBERG Analytics Software. Students will explore the portal and the statistics and analytics sections in order to create their own player profile.

UNIT THREE
Physical Activity and Hockey

Essential Question: What is the role of physical literacy in sports?

In this unit, students will explore the Long Term Athlete Development Program and the importance of multi-sport specialization. Students will examine specific skills and zones of play in more detail.

UNIT FOUR
Scouting

Essential Question: How do scouts find the right players for hockey teams? 

In this unit, students will explore the scouting process and the management side of a hockey team.

Assessment

The final grade a student achieves will represent the quality of their overall achievement of expectations for the course. The final grade will be determined following these percentages:

70% of the grade: Determined by evaluations conducted throughout the duration of the course.

30% of the grade: Based on final evaluations a student completes at the conclusion of the course. The final evaluation for this course is a culminating project (30% of the final grade).

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook
 
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