I sent out a tweet about this announcement last week, but I have been a little late in reporting this on the blog due to my trip to the Bay Area. If you were thinking about writing a conference paper for the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in March, THERE IS STILL TIME! The conference extended the deadline for submission of 400-word abstracts to next Saturday, 30 October. They're not looking for a paper at this time; all you have to do is submit an abstract that describes your problem, your approach, and some main results. If you are invited to the second round, then you will have to write a paper, but it won't be due until 1 February.
The conference organizers have also announced that there will be a poster session to showcase more projects by conference attendees. Oral presentations are great and carry their own level of prestige, but posters will be seen by a lot of people as well.
I was hoping to have a week to relax and play catch-up on my posts, but with this deadline extension I think I will submit an abstract after all. If you have a soccer-related project that you would like to present and are currently sitting on the fence, I hope you at least submit an abstract.