298 pages | 111 B/W Illus.
This book is the first to combine principles from analytics, complex systems theory, multi-disciplinary diagnostics and sport performance analysis. It considers athletes, teams, and sport organizations in individual and team games as complex systems, and demonstrates how complexity studies can enrich analytics and give us a more sophisticated understanding of the causalities of winning and losing in sports.
Part I introduces the basic categories of analytics and their uses in elite sport. Part II presents an original conception of sport analytics both as a complex of different kinds of processes and as a complexity-adapted view of human systems acting in sport performance and management. Part III considers the main principles of complex sport analytics, expanding the prism of complexity to include all levels of a sport organization from athletes, coaches and trainers to top decision makers, and suggests practical applications and simulations for cases of both individual and team sports.
This is illuminating reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport analytics, performance analysis, coaching science or sport management.
Part I: Preamble to Sport Analytics
1. Basic Categories of Analytics
2. General Review of Contemporary Sport Analytics
Part II: Basic Principles of Complex Sport Analytics
3. Expressions of a "Complex" in Sport Analytics
4. Decision Making in Game Playing and Managing as a Problem of a "Complex"
5. Complexity Approach to Games Playing and Managing
Part III: LCR Concept and Its Application in Complex Sport Analytics
6. General Concept of Complex Analytics in Individual and Team Games
7. Bodily Systems of Playing Individual Through a LCR-concept in Complex Sport Analytics
8. Playing Athlete Through an LCR-concept in Complex Sport Analytics
9. Athletes, Coaches and Managers as Interacting Teams Through an LCR-concept in Complex Sport Analytics: The Complex Analytics Approach
The Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science series is a showcase for cutting-edge research from across the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, motor control, physical activity and health, and every core sub-discipline. Featuring the work of established and emerging scientists and practitioners from around the world, and covering the theoretical, investigative and applied dimensions of sport and exercise, this series is an important channel for new and ground-breaking research in the human movement sciences.