Analyzing individual and team play is essential to improving performance in soccer, but identifying the right information and putting it to good use can be tricky. This is the first book to focus entirely on match analysis in the game of soccer. Representing an essential and unique resource, this handbook looks at the very latest in match analysis research, and at the innovative technologies being used by professional clubs. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it documents the methods by which coaches, sport scientists and fitness coaches can improve individual and team performance in soccer. The following areas are covered: tactics, technical ability and physical fitness how to supply objective feedback to players how to develop specific training routines manual, video and computerized match analysis systems current research findings in soccer match analysis By combining the latest scientific data and methods of analysis with thepractical advice needed by those on the sideline, this book breaks new ground and offers a winning glimpse into the future of match analysis.
' ... the book will serve as a first-rate teaching tool and reference for coaches, athletes and professionals in the human performance sciences.' - Journal of Sports Science and Medicine