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Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis
A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance

ISBN 9780415339094
Published November 6, 1997 by Routledge
184 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Appealing to a wide audience, this ground-breaking handbook takes an in-depth look at soccer match analysis, highlighting the latest in match analysis research and the innovative technologies now being used by professional soccer clubs around the world.

Bridging the gap between research, theory and practice, these methods can be used by coaches, sport scientists and fitness coaches to assess and improve:

  • styles of play, technical ability and physical fitness
  • objective performance feedback to players
  • the development of specific training routines
  • use of available notation software, video analysis and manual systems
  • understanding of current academic research in soccer notational analysis.

This is the first book to focus exclusively on football, and is based on the authors' extensive experience in academic and professional match analysis.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Soccer Match Analysis  2. Developing a Manual Notation System  3. Video and Computerized Match Analysis Technology  4. General Advice on Analyzing Match Performance  5. Analysis and Presentation of the Results  6. Motion Analysis and Consequences for Training  7. What Match Analysis Tells Us about Successful Strategy and Tactics in Soccer  8. From Technical and Tactical Performance Analysis to Training Drills  9. The Future of Soccer Match Analysis

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Christopher Carling is a lecturer and consultant in match analysis.  He is based at France's National Institute of Sport and Physical Education (INSEP) in Paris. A Mark Williams is Professor in Motor Behaviour and programme leader in Science and Football at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Professor Tom Reilly is Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK and President of the World Commission of Science and Sports.


' ... the book will serve as a first-rate teaching tool and reference for coaches, athletes and professionals in the human performance sciences.' - Journal of Sports Science and Medicine