A review of spatio-temporal metrics in invasion game sports.

MCINERNEY, Ciaran, FOSTER, Leon, CHOPPIN, Simon, STONE, Joseph and GOODWILL, Simon (2016). A review of spatio-temporal metrics in invasion game sports. In: XI World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 16-18 Nov 2016. (Unpublished)

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INTRODUCTION: A team's tactical behaviour is often quantified using metrics that relate to player locations at a given time. This spatio-temporal data is easily translated into many metrics that describe the point, line and surface relations of players and the ball over time. This study reviews the spatio-temporal metrics used in invasion game sports. METHOD: A review of six online databases provided 355 publications from which spatio-temporal metrics were extracted. RESULTS: A generalised summary of extracted metrics and metric specifications was compiled. Combining metrics and metric specifications creates all extracted metrics and some new suggestions. The compilation is presented in a table that contains the associated literature from the review as further reading. DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION: Three conclusions were drawn from the review. Firstly, spatio-temporal metrics don’t suffer from the same lack of consensus on definitions as other sports performance analysis metrics. Secondly, some metrics might not be generalizable to all invasion game sports. Third, the structure of the location and time data constrains the metrics that could be used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Health and Well-being > Department of Sport
Depositing User: Ciaran Mcinerney
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 14:08
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:03
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14074

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