Sports Analytics Culture Shock | Sports Conflict Institute
My use of the term culture shock here does not apply to the more broad definition of culture shock used to describe in large change of scenery. For instance, a move from high school to collegiate sports, a change in scheme (such as hiring a new offensive coordinator for a football team), or the implementing of a new rule or technology, often get described as ‘culture shocks.’ The culture shock I am referring to is when a player relocates to an entirely new place – normally a new country, but even a different region of a country can have this effect (for example, moving from Japan to the USA to play baseball, moving from Algeria to Germany to play soccer, or moving from Bolivia to Spain to play basketball.)