Soccer match analysis has become more and more important in recent years. No professional soccer club plays a single match without having analyzed their own and their opponents' matches to find the best possible plan for success.
In Soccer Analytics Ian M. Franks and Mike Hughes explore soccer match analyses and use the results to develop realistic, progressive practices to improve the performance of the individual players and the team.
Research is directly applied to the coaching process and technical and tactical practices are designed to accommodate these findings. Not only is the players' behavior during practice and matches analyzed but the coaches' as well. This helps evaluate different coaching practices to find your ideal coaching style.
Coaches of soccer from elite levels to recreational players, directors of coaching clubs and teams, undergraduate university students, college professors involved in coaching and teaching soccer, physical education teachers, parents of soccer players will develop insight from the ample material presented.
|Publisher:||Meyer & Meyer Sport|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Mike Hughes, PhD has conducted research into Match Analysis for over 30 years. He has worked with National Sports Great Britain teams as a notational analyst in soccer. He has published over 160 research articles, written and contributed to 24 books, and organized 18 international conferences on sport analysis. His areas of expertise include modeling, sport system perturbations, tactical and technical game analyses as well as individual movement analysis. Mike was the founder and is now President of the International Society of Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) as well as being the founding editor of the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport. Mike is a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) accredited 'Sport and Exercise Scientist' and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Match Analysis 10
Chapter 1 Introduction 10
Chapter 2 Analysis of Set Plays 24
Chapter 3 Analysis and Practice of Successful Crosses 32
Part 2 Decision Making 40
Chapter 4 Decision Making in Soccer 42
Chapter 5 Decision Making and Defending 52
Part 3 Team Play 80
Chapter 6 Functional Practice 82
Chapter 7 Combined Attacking Play 106
Part 4 Coaching Individual Techniques 138
Chapter 8 Dribbling 146
Chapter 9 Receiving the Ball 158
Chapter 10 Passing 164
Chapter 11 Volleying 182
Chapter 12 Heading 188
Chapter 13 Goalkeeping 196
Chapter 14 Shooting 214
Chapter 15 Combined and Improvised Techniques 234
Part 5 Beginning and Ending of Practice 252
Chapter 16 Beginning Activities 252
Chapter 17 Ending a Practice with Fun and Conditioning Games 268
Part 6 The Coaching process 278
Chapter 18 Model Development and Prediction 282
Chapter 19 Analysis of the Coaching Practice 286
Part 7 Bibliography 304
Part 8 Epilogue 332