How to Use Data in Professional Sport
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Match analysis is a performance-diagnostic procedure, which can be used to carry out systematic gaming analysis during competition and training. The analysis of team and racket sports, whether in competition, for opponent preparation (match plan), follow-up, or training is nowadays indispensable in many sports games at different levels.
This analysis nevertheless presents many open questions and problem areas: Which data should be used? Who manages the data? Who provides whom with which information? How is this information presented, digested, and applied? The more complex and anonymous the data management is, the more commercial, expensive, and uncontrollable information management and provision becomes.
Match Analysis: How to Use Data in Professional Sport is the first book to examine this topic through three types of data sets; video, event, and position data and show how to interpret this data and apply the findings for better team and individual sport performance.
This innovative new volume is key reading for researchers, students, and practitioners alike in the fields of Coaching, Performance Analysis, Sport Management, and related specific sport disciplines.
Table of Contents
1. Match Analysis in 2020
2. History of Match Analysis
3. Match Analysis in Practice: Football
4. Match Analysis in Practice: Beach Volleyball
Part 1: Match Analysis on the Basis of Video Data
5. Match Analysis in American Football
6. Match Analysis in Basketball
Stefan König and Jan Heckel
7. Match Analysis in Cricket
Saumya Mehta and John. van der Kamp
8. Match Analysis in Field Hockey
Anne Krause and Wolfgang Hillmann
9. Opponent Analysis in Football
10. Visual Exploratory Scanning in Football
11. Match Analysis in Ice Hockey
12. Match Analysis in Rugby
13. Match Analysis in Squash
Dr. Zillmer and Nyree Dardarian
14. Match Analysis in Table Tennis
Timo Klein-Soetebier and Gunter Straub
15. Match Analysis in Team Handball
16. Match Analysis in Tennis
Philipp Born and Tobias Vogt
17. Match Analysis in Volleyball
Part 2: Match Analysis on the Basis of Event Data
Markus Brunnschneider and Maximilian Hahn
20. Normalizing Kpi’s Based on Possession
Part 3: Match Analysis on the Basis of Position Data
21. Model-Based Performance Analysis in Football
22. Tactical KPIs in Football
23. Physiological KPIs
24. KPI: Collective Behavior in Football
Rui Marcelino, Jaime Sampaio, Guy Amichay, Bruno Gonçalves, Iain D. Couzin and Mate Nagy
25. Applying Machine Learning in Football: The Identification of Counterpressing in Football
Gabriel Anzer, Pascal Bauer und Oliver Höner
26. KPI in the German Bundesliga
27. Communication of Match Analysis
28. Limits of Match Analysis
29. Match Analysis in 2030
Daniel Memmert is Professor and Executive Head of the Institute of Exercise Training and Sport Informatics at the German Sport University Cologne, Germany, with a visiting assistant professorship 2014 at the University of Vienna (Austria). His awarded research is focused on human movement science, sport psychology, and computer science in sports. According to a publicly accessible database of the world's top 100,000 scientists (https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/2), he ranks first in Germany in the field of "Sport Science". He has received more than €7 million in external funding from research councils, has an H-index of 51 (i10-Index 149), has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, 20 books, and 30 book chapters, and has given more than 100 invited talks, 100 scientific talks on conferences, and more than 200 teaching courses for PE teachers and trainers.
"If you want to build a successful professional sports organization it is essential to pay attention to creating a winning culture. This includes the incorporation and integration of performance analytics and sports science data, which are invaluable tools for strategic competition preparation, game analysis, injury prevention and rehabilitation."
Don Smolenski, President, Philadelphia Football Eagles, Superbowl LII Champions
"As a professional squash player, I understand first-hand the importance of science and cognitive paradigms involved in world-class sports. If your goal is to be the best, you will have to check out the book on Match Analysis in order to appreciate systematic gaming analysis during competition and practice."
Amanda Sobhy, Professional Squash Player (# 1 USA, # 5 World Ranking)
"A unique overview of the very latest theoretical and methodological analysis possibilities of the identification of complex patterns and relationships associated with successful performance in 13 kinds of sport."
Raul Pelaez Blanco, Sports Analysis, Innovation & Technology Manager, Football Club FC Barcelona
"Especially as a former national coach, I know what extremely significant potential a professional match analysis has in performance soccer. The present book is the first to describe fundamental, novel and complex content in a simple and target-oriented way, not only in soccer."