Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and coaches to obtain live feedback of match statistics and video sequences using flexible internet systems, systems that have become an indispensible tool for all those involved in high performance sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis is the most comprehensive guide to this exciting and dynamic branch of sport science ever to be published.
The book explores performance analysis across the four main contexts in which it is commonly used: support for coaches and athletes; the media; judging sport contests, and academic research. It offers an up-to-date account of methodological advances in PA research, assesses the evidence underpinning contemporary theories of sport performance, and reviews developments in applied PA across a wide range of sports, from soccer to track and field athletics. Covering every important aspect of PA, including tactics, strategy, mechanical aspects of technique, physical aspects of performance such as work-rate, coach behaviour and referee behaviour, this is an essential reference for any serious student, researcher or practitioner working in sport performance analysis, sport coaching or high performance sport.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jaime Sampaio, Tim McGarry and Peter O’Donoghue Section I: Theoretical Aspects of Sports Performance Analysis 1. Getting on the Right Track: Athlete-centred practice for expert performance in sport David T. Hendry and Nicola J. Hodges 2. Using Performance Analysis to Improve Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport Joe Causer and A. Mark Williams 3. The Intending-Perceiving-Acting Cycle in Sports Performance Duarte Araújo, Keith Davids and Pedro Passos 4. Self-Organisation and Constraints in Sports Performance Paul S Glazier and Matthew T Robins 5. Sport Competition as a Dynamical Self-Organizing System Tim McGarry 6. Dyadic Systems as Dynamic Systems in Team Games Pedro Passos, Duarte Araújo and Keith Davids 7. Complex Systems in Team Sports Felix Lebed Section II: Methods and Evaluation in Sports Performance Analysis 8. Tactical Performance Analysis in Invasion Games: Perspectives from a dynamic system approach with examples from soccer Koen A.P.M. Lemmink and Wouter G.P. Frencken 9. Collective Variables for Analysing Performance in Team Sports Jean-Francis Gréhaigne and Paul Godbout 10. Performance Indicators in Game Sports Jaime Sampaio and Nuno Leite 11. Sports Performance Profiling Peter O’Donoghue 12. Scoring and Judging Applications Anthony N. Kirkbride Section III: Sports Performance Analysis in Professional Contexts 13 Performance Analysis, Feedback and Communication in Coaching Peter O’Donoghue and Anna Mayes 14. Coach Behaviour Peter O’Donoghue and Anna Mayes 15. Sports Performance Analysis for High Performance Managers Huw Wiltshire 16. Media Applications of Performance Analysis Anthony N. Kirkbride Section IV: Other Issues in Sports Performance Analysis 17. Technical Effectiveness José M. Palao and Juan Carlos Morante 18. Neural Networks Peter Lamb and Roger Bartlett 19. Neural Networks for Analysing Sports Games Jürgen Perl, Markus Tilp, Arnold Baca and Daniel Memmert 20. Tactics and Strategy in Sports Performance Angela Hibbs and Peter O’Donoghue 21. Situational Variables Miguel-Ángel Gómez, Carlos Lago-Peñas and Richard Pollard 22. From Game Momentum to Criticality of Game Situations António Paulo Ferreira 23. Time-Motion Analysis Christopher Carling and Jonny Bloomfield 24. Tactical Creativity Daniel Memmert 25. Qualitative Aspects in Performance Analysis Germain Poizat, Carole Sève and Jacques Saury Section V: Applied Sports Performance Analysis 26. Soccer Albin Tenga 27. Rugby Sebastian Prim and Michele van Rooyen 28. Basketball Jaime Sampaio, Sérgio Ibáñez and Alberto Lorenzo 29. Indoor Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Isabel Mesquita, José M. Palao, Rui Marcelino and José Afonso 30. Handball Anna Volossovitch 31. Cricket Carl Petersen and Brian Dawson 32. Racket Sports Peter O’Donoghue, Olivier Girard and Machar Reid 33. Combat Sports Kerstin Witte 34. Target Sports Mario Heller and Arnold Baca 35. Swimming, Running, Cycling and Triathlon Daniel A. Marinho, Tiago M. Barbosa, Henrique P. Neiva, Mário J. Costa, Nuno D. Garrido and António J. Silva 36. Field Athletics Jose Campos 37. Technical-Compositional Sports: Exemplified by rhythmic gymnastics Anita Hökelmann, Gaia Liviotti and Tina Breitkreutz Summary Tim McGarry, Jaime Sampaio and Peter O’Donoghue
Tim McGarry is an associate professor of the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has published many journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of movement control and sports performance, and serves as an advisory editorial board member on the Journal of Sports Sciences and the International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport.
Peter O’Donoghue is a Reader at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. He is Chair of the International Society of Performance Analysis and General Editor of the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport. His research interests include racket sport performance and opposition effects in sports performance.
Jaime Sampaio heads the Team Sports Laboratory at University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. He heads several funded research projects, has published more than 50 ISI indexed papers, is on the editorial board of several international journals and is Editor-in-Chief for the Open Sports Sciences Journal.