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2nd Edition

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport
second edition

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ISBN 9781138022997
Published April 20, 2015 by Routledge
430 Pages

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Book Description

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. It introduces the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout, and explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance.

This second edition includes three completely new chapters covering the key emerging topics of dynamic systems, momentum and performance profiling, as well as updated coverage of core topics in the performance analysis curriculum such as:

  • designing notation systems
  • analysing performance data
  • qualitative analysis of technique
  • time-motion analysis
  • probability
  • using feedback technologies
  • performance analysis and coaching.

With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The importance of feedback to performance  2. What is Performance Analysis?  3. Providing information for teaching skills in sport  4. Video-based technologies, substitution of reality and performance feedback  5. An overview of the development of notation analysis  6. The use of performance indicators in performance analysis  7. Sports analysis  8. How do we design simple systems? - How to develop a notation system  9. Examples of notation systems  10. Analysis of Notation Data: Reliability  11. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis of Technique  12. Applied motion analysis  a. Systems of Measurement in Time-Motion Analysis – a case study of soccer  b. Some practical notes on GPS systems  13. Probability analysis of notated events in sport contests: skill and chance  14. Dynamic systems and ‘Perturbations’  15. Momentum and ‘Hot Hands’  16. Performance Profiling  17. Rule changes in sport and the role of notation  18. Notational analysis of coaching behaviour  19. Performance analysis in the media  20. References

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