Handbook of Soccer Match Analysis: A Systematic Approach to Improving Performance

1st Edition

Christopher Carling, A. Mark Williams, Thomas Reilly

Published December 20, 2005
Reference - 164 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415339094 - CAT# RU3909X

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Appealing to a wide audience, this ground-breaking handbook takes an in-depth look at soccer match analysis, highlighting the latest in match analysis research and the innovative technologies now being used by professional soccer clubs around the world.

Bridging the gap between research, theory and practice, these methods can be used by coaches, sport scientists and fitness coaches to assess and improve:

  • styles of play, technical ability and physical fitness
  • objective performance feedback to players
  • the development of specific training routines
  • use of available notation software, video analysis and manual systems
  • understanding of current academic research in soccer notational analysis.

This is the first book to focus exclusively on football, and is based on the authors' extensive experience in academic and professional match analysis.


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