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An Online Tactical Metrics applied to Football Game

Clemente, F.M.C. ; Couceiro, M. Couceiro ; Martins, F. ; Mendes, R.

Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology Vol. 5, Nº 5, pp. 1700 - 1716, September, 2013.

ISSN (print): 2040-7459
ISSN (online): 2040-7467

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In collective sports, the match analysis is fundamental in order to improve the quality of coaches’ intervention. Nevertheless, the generality of the systems are based on notational analysis which does not allow a deep understanding about the collective behaviour of the team. Therefore, the main goal of this paper is to update and design new tactical metrics that allows an improved online knowledge about the teams’ behaviour. Tactical metrics such as the teams’ centroid, teams’ stretch index and teams’ effective play area will be presented throughout this paper, validated by means of a single match experimental case study. Results suggest the potential of the herein
proposed tactical metrics, providing relevant and online information to the coaches over time, thus allowing new opportunities to improve the quality of their intervention.