New Analytics Group ASAP Launches Today Around Sloan Conference
A new professional association devoted to sports analytics has formed, seeking to become a centralized resource within the fast-growing but disparate space. The Association of Sports Analytics Professionals (ASAP) debuts today, coinciding with the start of the 11th MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The organization will offer a variety of research, idea exchanges, events and a jobs board. Membership has been priced at $95 for students, $195 for individuals, $5,000 for vendors, and various levels up to $5,000 for larger organizations such as leagues and teams.
ASAP will be led by Exec Dir Megan Morgan – an independent industry consultant formerly with Titleist, Wasserman and the American Athletic Conference – and supported by other unnamed industry execs. “I’ve been going to Sloan pretty much every year, and it’s sort of been a de facto annual meeting of a sports analytics association without an association, which, to me, really highlighted the need for this,” Morgan said. “There just hasn’t been a good, consistent aggregation of this part of the industry.”