My wife and I are in a mixed marriage. When our kids are good, they’re my kids. When they misbehave, they’re her kids. All of our kids engage in a variety of sports which range from soccer to baseball to basketball.
When they’re playing whatever, our mixed marriage traits take hold. My wife gets them ready for games and matches. I keep track of their stats with my Mac using a little known, very effective Mac app.
Sports Is Statistics
When it comes to sports I’m purely into non-participant, totally spectator mode. All the sweating and grunting that seems to be required in sports isn’t required for keeping track of sports statistics, so I go for the latter, not the former.
They say that in sports performance measured is performance improved.
So, wherever our family is engaged in sports, we’re usually around with a MacBook and Statbook keeping track of the stats. That’s what Statbook does. Stats.
If you’re at all into statistics for team sports—baseball, basketball, soccer, football—then Statbook is almost self explanatory. Otherwise, Statbook requires a brief run through so you understand the basic set up.
The set up is straightforward, though. Select a sport from templates. Set up a team name and add roster information (player names and aliases). Once the team is set simply add information for each game.
Statbook’s user interface is equally straightforward. Toolbar across the top. Specific stats sections in the left column. Player roster in the lower left. Overall statistics in the larger right column.
Stats are listed per individual player and per team.
Once you’ve added statistics for one game you can then print, view, save statistic reports to share with team members and their supporters. Statbook will even build the HTML web pages and provides FTP upload capability to share the stats online.
Statbook is one of those apps that runs pretty much on anything—Macs, Windows PCs, even Linux PCs. Statbook won’t dazzle you with a lot of bells and whistles. It’s a database for sports statistics with team templates and a bunch of customizable reports that are easy to share.
If you’re not playing, then tracking stats is the next best thing for a parent or team manager and Statbook fills the bill.