Get Your Class Involved

  • Offer Statsketball as an extra credit activity or as a class assignment
  • Volunteer to help students form teams
  • Offer your classroom as a meeting and work space for student teams
  • Assess your students’ knowledge and interest in statistics
  • Use class time to discuss ways statistics is used in basketball and other sports, and the career opportunities in this field
  • Motivate them about the benefits of learning statistical skills
  • Share the Statsketball Flyer 

Introducing Students to Statsketball

Here are a few points you can use to explain Statsketball to your students and encourage them to participate:

  • Statsketball is your chance to apply statistics to the real world through something you may already love—sports!
  • Statsketball is a contest from the American Statistical Association, through which you can put your statistics knowledge to work to predict the results of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • For additional details and resources, visit

What is Statistics?

  • Statistics is the science of learning from data. Statisticians turn data into knowledge, detecting signals from the noise in the data
  • Statistics is among the fastest-growing jobs around the world and jobs are predicted to increase by 34 percent from 2014 to 2024
  • Those with statistics training have a wide variety of career fields from which to choose
  • If you don’t want to be a statistician, you’ll still benefit from taking statistics classes. More and more career fields need workers who are statistically literate, especially in our growing data-driven economy

Get more resources about statistics in our Educator Toolkit.

For additional ways statistics is being used in sports today, check out our Statsketball resources roundup.