Stats are only as good as there accuracy. You can and should review and make decisions based on information you find in the stats. But what if I told you, there’s a better way.
I wish I could remember which manager came up with this, but one season my managers brought four colored pens to the game. I was really confused and was hoping not to see pink in the scorebook. But at the end of the game I was shocked and amazed what happened.
They had used a different color for each quarter. This made it very easy to see stats by quarter, not something easily done before. I could see trends over the course of the game with a simple glance. I could now see when players and the team were peaking with ground balls, goals, assists. I could quickly look back and see which quarters our competitors were winning.
Such a simple trick, but the payoff was tremendous.