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How perceiving additional targets modifies teams' tactical behavior during football small-sided games.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25457422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study aimed to measure how the change on targets information modifies teams' tactical behavior during football small-sided games. 20 male senior professional players divided in 4 teams of 5 players participated in the study. Each team played two small-sided games, one with 2 official targets with goalkeeper and one with 6 small targets. Positional data of each player were recorded using a 15Hz portable GPS. The distance between the centers of gravity (CG) of both team, the stretch index and the relative stretch index were measured and differences accessed via standardized differences, coefficient intervals and meta-analysis procedures. A moderate increase on the distance between the CG of each team and a small decrease on the stretch index and on the relative stretch index from 2 targets to the 6 targets games was observed. It was also identified that pitch location affected the interaction between teams. When the game was played in lateral corridors or defensive sectors, the differences between game conditions increased. Emphasizing the information for attacking team to shoot at goal, by manipulating the number of targets constrained tactical behavior of teams. The amplification of specific information on small-sided games can help coaches to promote players and teams' emergent adapted behaviors.
Authors:
Bruno Travassos; Bruno Gonçalves; Rui Marcelino; Ricardo Monteiro; Jaime Sampaio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human movement science     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1872-7646     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Mov Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300127     Medline TA:  Hum Mov Sci     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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