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Complexity and Control in Team Sports : Dialectics in contesting human systems - Felix Lebed

Complexity and Control in Team Sports

Dialectics in contesting human systems

Hardcover Published: 5th March 2013
ISBN: 9780415672887
Number Of Pages: 228

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Complexity and Control in Team Sports is the first book to apply complex systems theory to a ~soccer-likea (TM) team games (including basketball, handball and hockey) and to present a framework for understanding and managing the elite sports team as a multi-level complex system. Conventional organisational studies have tended to define team sports as a set of highly heterogenous physical, mental and cognitive activities within which it is difficult if not impossible to find common behavioural playing regularities or universal pedagogies for controlling those activities. Adopting a whole system approach, and exploring the concepts of control, regulation and self-organisation, this book argues that it is possible for coaches, managers and psychologists to develop a better understanding of how a complex system works and therefore to more successfully manage and influence a teama (TM)s performance.

The book draws on literature from the biological, behavioural and social sciences, including, psychology, sociology and sports performance analysis, to develop a detailed, interdisciplinary and multi-level picture of the elite sports team. It analyses behaviour across five inter-connected levels: the team as a ~managed institutiona (TM); coaching staff controlling players via cybernetic flows; the team as a playing unit; the individual player as a complex dynamic system expressed through behaviour; and a playera (TM)s complex physiological/biological system. Drawing these together, the book throws fascinating new light on the elite sports team and should be useful reading for all students, researchers or professionals with an interest in sport psychology, sport management, sport coaching, sport performance analysis or complex systems theory.

Methodological Aspects of Using a Complexity Approach in Game Sports
Complex Systems in Modern
Complexity Questions in Psychological and Behavioural Research of Competitive Playing
Complexity Vision of High Achievement Game Sports
Control, Regulation, and Self-Organization in an Elite Team as a Complex System
Control and Self-Organization at the Higher Levels of the Complex System
Cybernetic Regulation of a Coached Team (Relations between High and Middle Levels of the Complex System)
Self-Organization of Team Dynamics in Actual Research (Middle Level of the Complex System)
Regulation of Individual Players' Performance in Actual Research (Low Level of the Complex System)
Self-Organization and Partial Control of Players' Bodily Systems (Lowest Levels of the Complex System)
Applicative Aspects of Scholarly-Based Control and Regulation of an Elite Team Utilizing the Complexity Vision
Complexity Approach for Advising and Research Support for Controlling Elite Teams
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ISBN: 9780415672887
ISBN-10: 0415672880
Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 5th March 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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