Developing a two-dimensional landscape model of opportunities for penetrative passing in association football–Stage I

PASSOS, P., AMARO E SILVA, R., GOMEZ-JORDANA, L. and DAVIDS, Keith (2020). Developing a two-dimensional landscape model of opportunities for penetrative passing in association football–Stage I. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-8.

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    Abstract

    © 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This study investigated a method for modelling a landscape of opportunities for penetrative passing completed on the ground by ball carriers in association football. Analysis of video footage of competitive, professional football performance was undertaken, identifying a sample (n = 20) of attacking sub-phases of gameplay which ended in a penetrative pass being made between defenders to a receiver. Players’ relative co-positioning during performance was modelled using bi-dimensional x and y coordinates of each player recorded at 25 fps. Data on player movements during competitive interactions were captured using an automatic video tracking system, recording player co-locations emerging over time, as well as current and estimated running velocities. Results revealed that the half spaces between the midfield and both sidelines were the key locations on field providing most affordances for penetrating passes in the competitive performance sample analysed. Due to the dynamics of players’ co-adaptive performance behaviours, it was expected that opportunities for penetrative passing by ball carriers would not display a homogeneous space-time spread across the entire field. Results agreed with these expectations, showing how a landscape of opportunities for penetrative passing might be specified by information emerging from continuous player interactions in competitive performance.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Penetrative passing; affordances; team sports; emergent behaviours; co-adaptation; Penetrative passing; affordances; co-adaptation; emergent behaviours; team sports; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; Sport Sciences
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1786991
    Page Range: 1-8
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 10:24
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020 10:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26918

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