7th- & 8th-GRADE TEACHERS:
Turn your classroom into a Thunder StatLab!
Challenge your students with monthly activities focused on statistics.
Allow students to be “junior GM” and learn the importance of stats in basketball.
Have a chance to win a classroom visit from Thunder entertainers!
Discover Thunder Statlab
Give your students a chance to be “junior GM” and learn the critical role that statistics play in the world of sports. With the Thunder StatLab, you’ll be able to use Thunder fun to help students expand their knowledge of statistics.
Every month, you’ll have a new activity to use in your classroom. And every month, we’ll choose one registered classroom to get a special visit from Thunder entertainers.
How it Works
Register your 7th- or 8th-grade classroom.
Download the new StatLab activity every month from this page.
Use the lesson plan to turn your classroom into a Thunder StatLab!
- Program is open to only seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms in Oklahoma
- Monthly activities are posted November through March
- Participation each month is encouraged, but not required
register your 7th- or 8th-grade classroom
THE GAME SCORE
It’s time for the last StatLab activity for the 2018-2019 season, where we put together everything we’ve learned this season to calculate Game Score (GmSc). Game Score is a statistic that gives perspective on a player’s total statistical performance throughout an entire basketball game.
TRUE SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
From our previous activities, we’ve learned that there a few ways to put points on the score board in basketball. A player can score a field goal, which is worth two points and shot within the three-point arc. A player can score a three-pointer, which is worth three points and shot from beyond the three-point arc.
STEAL TO TURNOVER RATIO
In this month’s Thunder StatLab activity, we are going to explore the steal-to-turnover ratio. This ratio is one of many that is used to evaluate a player’s ball control and handling skills. Let’s breakdown the difference between a steal and a turnover.
Hollinger Assist Ratio
We know there are many ways a player can contribute to a win outside of just scoring points. The ability to set up a teammate to score a basket is key to a successful outcome, this is where the assist comes in.
POINTS PER POSSESSION
Welcome back to Thunder Basketball season! We’re going to start this season learning about points per possession (PPP). PPP explains how efficiently a player or team uses their time with the basketball to score points.