Match Analysis in Field Hockey

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Match analysis has been a major part of field hockey for several decades. With the development of the latest technologies and communication tools, there are an increasing number of new ways to generate accurate match data that can be used by coaches, players and referees. This chapter gives an overview of the development, content and methodological approaches of match analysis in field hockey, depending on the objective and target group. While scientific studies primarily integrate time-motion analyses, the notational analysis in particular is gaining relevance in practical applications. The data collected may provide information on tactical and statistical parameters and can be applied not only retrospectively but also immediately during the game. Filtering information is constantly necessary and should always be reviewed. Thus, match analysis in field hockey enables the generation of physical, physiological as well as tactical and statistical knowledge during the game, which can be supplemented by more comprehensive post-match analyses. In practical application, training schedules can be designed more effectively, which ultimately serves to optimize match performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMatch Analysis : How to Use Data in Professional Sport
EditorsDaniel Memmert
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2022
Edition1st Edition
Article number8
ISBN (Electronic)9781003160953
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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