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Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport / Edition 2

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport / Edition 2


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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. It introduces the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout, and explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance.

This second edition includes three completely new chapters covering the key emerging topics of dynamic systems, momentum and performance profiling, as well as updated coverage of core topics in the performance analysis curriculum such as:

  • designing notation systems
  • analysing performance data
  • qualitative analysis of technique
  • time-motion analysis
  • probability
  • using feedback technologies
  • performance analysis and coaching.

With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138022980
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mike Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, and a visiting professor at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland; Nottingham Trent University, UK; Otto von Guericke University, Germany; Edith Cowan University, Australia; University of Putra, Malaysia; and the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is an accredited level 5 performance analyst (ISPAS), a BOA-registered performance analyst, and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. His professional consultancy has included work in squash, rugby, football and hockey, and his publications include the seminal performance analysis textbooks, Essentials of Performance Analysis and Notational Analysis of Sport (both with Ian Franks and published by Routledge).

Ian M. Franks is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Canada. His research is primarily concerned with the control and acquisition of human motor skills, and he is a leading authority in sport performance analysis and the analysis of coaching behaviour. Ian is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) and a Fellow of the American Academy for Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE). As well as numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, Ian is the co-editor and co-author (with Mike Hughes) of the seminal performance analysis textbooks, Essentials of Performance Analysis and Notational Analysis of Sport (both published by Routledge).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The importance of feedback to performance 2. What is Performance Analysis? 3. Providing information for teaching skills in sport 4. Video-based technologies, substitution of reality and performance feedback 5. An overview of the development of notation analysis 6. The use of performance indicators in performance analysis 7. Sports analysis 8. How do we design simple systems? - How to develop a notation system 9. Examples of notation systems 10. Analysis of Notation Data: Reliability 11. Qualitative Biomechanical Analysis of Technique 12. Applied motion analysis a. Systems of Measurement in Time-Motion Analysis – a case study of soccer b. Some practical notes on GPS systems 13. Probability analysis of notated events in sport contests: skill and chance 14. Dynamic systems and ‘Perturbations’ 15. Momentum and ‘Hot Hands’ 16. Performance Profiling 17. Rule changes in sport and the role of notation 18. Notational analysis of coaching behaviour 19. Performance analysis in the media 20. References

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