1st Edition

Home Advantage in Sport
Causes and the Effect on Performance




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ISBN 9780367533267
October 18, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
368 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the first book exploring the concept of home advantage (HA), the well-known beneficial effect that players and teams derive from performing at home in all sports throughout the world. Despite the fact that the existence of a HA dates back to the origins of organized sport in the late 19th century, its root causes and how they operate and interact with each other are still unclear and remain the topic of intense research involving many disciplines, all with the potential objective of improving team and individual performance.

This book covers a broad review of HA divided into 3 different sections: (i) Section 1 focusing on the theory of HA in sport (the concept of this phenomenon, its quantification, and factors supposedly associated with the HA are explored; (ii) Section 2 analysing the effects of HA in sports related both to male and female athletes, in relation to tactics and strategies, fans, referees, travel, situational variables and the home disadvantage; and (iii) Section 3 studying the HA as it applies to specific sports worldwide such as outdoor sports (football, rugby, cricket, and Australian Football), indoor sports (basketball, futsal, handball, water polo and volleyball), US professional sports, individual sports, racket sports, combat sports, minor sports, disabled sports and the Olympic Games.

 

This book has been written in cooperation with top leading experts in this field worldwide. The book offers a better understanding of the HA effect for MSc and PhD students, athletes, coaches, performance analysts, sport psychologists, sociologists, sport scientists and sport journalists.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Theory of Home Advantage in Sports

1. The Home Advantage Phenomenon in Sport: History and Development

Miguel A. Gómez and Richard Pollard

2. Long-term Trends and Geographical Perspectives of Home Advantage

Richard Pollard and Miguel A. Gómez

3. Science Mapping: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Home Advantage Phenomenon in Sport

Jaime Prieto

4. The Assessment and Quantification of the Home Advantage Effect

Richard Pollard and Raymond Stefani

5. Home Sweet Home: Theoretical Explanations on Why the Local Stadium and Local Environment Affects the Performance of Home and Away Teams

Fabian Wunderlich, Philip Furley, and Daniel Memmert

6. Crowd Effects, Territoriality and Home Advantage: A Sociological Explanation

Raúl Sánchez and Antonio García-de-Alcaraz

7. My Home is (Not Always) My Castle: Advantageous and Adverse Psychological Effects of Playing at Home

Michael Bar-Eli and Simcha Avugos

8. Physiological Basis for Home Advantage

Anthony S. Leicht, Jonathan D. Connor and Glen B. Deakin

Section 2: Effects of Home Advantage in Sports

9. How Does Playing Without an Audience Affect the Home Advantage?

Carlos Lago-Peñas and Miguel A. Gómez

10. Strategy, Tactics and Home Advantage in Team Sports

Bruno Gonçalves Diogo Coutinho, Hugo Folgado, Angel Ric, Jorge Malarranha, and Jaime Sampaio

11. The Home Advantage Bias in Sport Referees’ Decisions

Simcha Avugos and Michael Bar-Eli

12. The influence of Travel in the Home Advantage Effect

Ewan Clements, Peter M Fowler and Rob Duffield

13. Does a Home Disadvantage Ever Exist?

Desmond Mcewan and Matt D. Hoffman

14. The Interacting Effects of Situational Variables with Home Advantage

Jaime Prieto and Miguel A. Gómez

15. The Home Advantage Effect in Women’s Sport

Werlayne Leite, Richard Pollard, and Miguel A. Gómez

16. Home Advantage Effect at Lower Levels of Play

Werlayne Leite and Carlos H. Almeida

Section 3: Home Advantage Applied to Specific Sports

17. Home Advantage in Soccer

Carlos Lago-Peñas.

18. Is Playing at Home Really an Advantage? An Australian Football, Rugby League and Rugby Union perspective

Carl T. Woods and Sam Robertson

19. Home Advantage in Cricket

Jonathan D. Connor, Kenji Doma and Anthony S. Leicht

20. Home Advantage in Basketball

Nuno Mateus, Bruno Gonçalves and Jaime Sampaio

21. Home Advantage in Handball

Anna Volossovitch and Thierry Debanne.

22. Home Advantage in Futsal

Bruno Travassos, João Santos, and César Méndez.

23. Home Advantage in Water Polo

Corrado Lupo

24. Home Advantage in Volleyball

José Manuel Palao, Antonio García-de-Alcaraz and David Valadés.

25. Individual Home Advantage with Individual Data

Ruud H. Koning.

26. Home Advantage in Racket Sports: An Example from Professional Tennis and Badminton

José-María Giménez-Egido and Gema Torres-Luque

27. Home Advantage in Combat Sports

Lindei Brabec Mota Barreto, Bianka Miarka and Jose Ciro Brito

28. Home Advantage in Golf

Jaime Prieto

29. Home Advantage in US professional Sports

Marshall B Jones

30. Home Advantage in Summer and Olympic Games

Ray Stefani

31. Home Advantage in Minor Sports

Richard Pollard, Jaime Prieto, and Miguel A. Gómez

32. Home Advantage in Para-sports

John W. Francis

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Editor(s)

Biography

Miguel A Gómez is associate professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Madrid, Spain.

Richard Pollard is a retired sports scientist, currently affiliated with the Statistics Department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, U.S.A.

Carlos Lago is full professor at the University of Vigo, Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, Vigo, Spain.