Notational analysis is used by coaches and sport scientists to gather objective data on the performance of athletes. Tactics, technique, individual athlete movement and work-rate can all be analyzed, enabling coaches and athletes to learn more about performance and gain a competitive advantage.
Systems for notational analysis are becoming increasingly sophisticated, reflecting the demands of coaches and scientists, as well as improvements in technology. This new edition is updated with information about the latest technology and research in notational analysis. There's also practical guidance for constructing notational systems for any sport and relating data to real-life performance and coaching.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The need for feedback 2. The nature of feedback 3. The use of feedback-based technologies 4. Notational analysis - a review of the literature 5. Sports analysis 6. How to develop a notation system 7. Examples of notation systems 8. The use of performance indicators in performance analysis 9. Analysis of notation data: reliability 10. Establishing normative profiles in performance analysis 11. Models of sport contests -Markov processes, dynamical systems and neural networks 12. Measuring coaching effectiveness 13. From analysis to coaching 14. References
Mike Hughes is Director of Performance Analysis at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. He is also Chair of the International Society of Performance Analysis, and a National Squad Coach for the England and Wales Squash Team.