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Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

Edited by: Tim McGarry , Peter O’Donoghue , Jaime Sampaio

Print publication date:  February  2013
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415673617
eBook ISBN: 9780203806913
Adobe ISBN: 9781136658631

10.4324/9780203806913
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Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and coaches to obtain live feedback of match statistics and video sequences using flexible internet systems, systems that have become an indispensible tool for all those involved in high performance sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis is the most comprehensive guide to this exciting and dynamic branch of sport science ever to be published.

The book explores performance analysis across the four main contexts in which it is commonly used: support for coaches and athletes; the media; judging sport contests, and academic research. It offers an up-to-date account of methodological advances in PA research, assesses the evidence underpinning contemporary theories of sport performance, and reviews developments in applied PA across a wide range of sports, from soccer to track and field athletics. Covering every important aspect of PA, including tactics, strategy, mechanical aspects of technique, physical aspects of performance such as work-rate, coach behaviour and referee behaviour, this is an essential reference for any serious student, researcher or practitioner working in sport performance analysis, sport coaching or high performance sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Getting on the Right Track Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Improving Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Intending–Perceiving–Acting Cycle in Sports Performance Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Self-Organisation and Constraints in Sports Performance Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sport Competition as a Dynamical Self-Organizing System Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Dyadic Systems as Dynamic Systems in Individual and Team Sports Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Complex Systems in Team Sports Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Tactical Performance Analysis in Invasion Games Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Collective Variables for Analysing Performance in Team Sports Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Performance Indicators in Game Sports Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sports Performance Profiling Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Scoring/Judging Applications Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Performance Analysis, Feedback and Communication in Coaching Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Coach Behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sports Performance Analysis for High Performance Managers Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Media Applications of Performance Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Technical Effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Neural Networks for Analysing Sports Techniques Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Neural Networks for Analysing Sports Games Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Strategy and Tactics in Sports Performance Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Situational Variables Download PDF
Chapter  22:  From Game Momentum to Criticality of Game Situations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Time-Motion Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Tactical Creativity Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Qualitative Aspects in Performance Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Soccer Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Rugby Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Basketball Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Indoor Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Handball Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Cricket Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Racket Sports Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Combat Sports Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Target Sports Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Swimming, Running, Cycling and Triathlon Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Field Athletics Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Rhythmic Gymnastics Download PDF
Summary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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