Winning by the Numbers

NYA has helped teams achieve their goals in the English Premier League, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Women's Super League, Olympic Games, and other competitions around the world.

What is NYA?

North Yard Analytics is the vehicle for Dan Altman's statistical analyses of soccer and other professional sports. NYA and its partners work with teams and media to find new insights that build on existing expertise. NYA's proprietary algorithms can be tailored to each client's needs and data sources.

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NYA adheres to a set of principles designed to maximize the consistency and long-term value of its metrics. At the heart of NYA's work is the maxim that data mean little without theory. On that basis, NYA considers analytics as a complement to and not a substitute for traditional analysis of sports.

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NYA mixes ideas from economics, mathematics, physics, biology, and statistics to create unique ways of assessing players, devising tactics, predicting results, and managing finances. As well as using conventional tools, NYA specializes in non-parametric analysis and Bayesian forecasting.

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The World Football Summit selects NYA as a finalist for the WFS-GSIC Start-Up Challenge

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated interviews Dan Altman on the summer transfer window in Europe

Joe Lemire of Vocativ quotes Dan Altman on the state of analytics in American soccer

Dan Altman writes in The Economist on the England team and its early exit from Euro 2016

Ben Lyttleton cites Dan Altman at One World Sports for his study of Chelsea's personnel

ZDNet (France) publishes an article on NYA's analysis of Leicester City's attack

Alistair Tweedale of The Telegraph uses NYA's research on Leicester City's direct play

Peter Brüchmann of TV2 (Denmark) quotes NYA on opposition reaction to Leicester City's offensive strategy

Andy McGeady of the Irish Times calls Dan Altman's presentation a highlight of the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

ESPN FC cites NYA's opposition analysis in the English Premier League

Sean Ingle of The Guardian devotes a column to NYA's analysis of Leicester City's attack

Dan Altman presents at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in March 2016

Coleman Larned quotes Dan Altman for Sportsnet (Canada) on evaluating goalkeepers

Le Monde (France) quotes Dan Altman in two articles about the English Premier League

Grant Wahl interviews Dan Altman for Sports Illustrated on the Planet Fútbol podcast

The Economist publishes NYA analyses and quotes Dan Altman on changes in the 2015-16 English Premier League

Mike L. Goodman of Grantland interviews Dan Altman on the state of soccer analytics

Sean Ingle of The Guardian quotes Dan Altman and cites NYA's work on evaluating soccer managers

OptaPro publishes North Yard Analytics's top prospects from the 2014-15 English Premier League season

Dan Altman presents at the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum in London

The Guardian cites Dan Altman's league quality metric based on player ages

Bleacher Report recommends NYA's Shapley values to improve FIFA's Ballon d'Or selection

Read Dan Altman's latest data analyses for The New Yorker on global soccer

Dan Altman writes in the Financial Times to correct its analysis of wages and league positions

The Telegraph (United Kingdom) cites Dan Altman's work on substitutions in soccer

NYA releases a series of short videos on YouTube about the basics of soccer analytics

Las Ultimas Noticias (Chile) interviews Dan Altman on the value of young soccer players

Dan Altman is quoted in Quartz on potential top scorers in the 2014 World Cup

Dan Altman is quoted in The Economist on the link between pay and performance in English soccer

John McDuling of Quartz interviews Dan Altman on the state of analytics in soccer


North Yard Analytics LLC is a limited liability company formed in the State of New York.