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There are associations between technical performance and tactical prominence? A study in futsal players

Oliveira, P. ; Clemente, F.M.C. ; Martins, F.

Sport Science Vol. 8, Nº 2, pp. 1 - 13, December, 2015.

ISSN (print): 1840-3662
ISSN (online): 1840-3670

Journal Impact Factor: 1,550 (in 2014)

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The aim of this study was to study the association between technical performance (volume of play, efficiency index and performance score) and tactical behaviour (indegree - IdC and outdegree centrality - OdC) in different competitive levels of futsal. Forty-six futsal players (11 players of under-12; 9 players of under-14; 13 players of under-16 and 11 players in amateurs with more than 20 years) it were analysed in three official matches. The %IdC showed a very large positive correlation with VP (r = 0.897; p = 0.001), and PS (r = 0.869; p = 0.001). The %OdC also showed very large positive correlation with VP (r = 0.753; p = 0.001), and PS (r = 0.781; p = 0.001). In this study, it was possible to verify that the tactical prominence is associated with volume of play and performance score during competitive matches.
Keywords: Graph Theory; Adjacency Matrices; Network Analysis; Technical Performance; Futsal.