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SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Computational Metrics for Soccer Analysis

Connecting the dots

Authors: Clemente, F., Sequeiros, J.B., Correia, A.F.P.P., Silva, F.G.M., Martins, F.M.L.

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  • Describes the best algorithms to measure collective behavior in soccer and other team sports
  • Explains how computational metrics based on geo-referencing can be used to identify collective properties of the teams
  • Clarifies the importance of using the dots to identify patterns
  • Explores the metrics in experimental cases of soccer
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About this book

This book provides an account of the use of computational tactical metrics in improving sports analysis, in particular the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) data in soccer. As well as offering a practical perspective on collective behavioural analysis, it introduces the computational metrics available in the literature that allow readers to identify collective behaviour and patterns of play in team sports.

These metrics only require the bio-dimensional geo-referencing information from GPS or video-tracking systems to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the tactical behaviour of players and the inter-relationships between teammates and their opponents. Exercises, experimental cases and algorithms enable readers to fully comprehend how to compute these metrics, as well as introducing them to the ultimate performance analysis tool, which is the basis to run them on. The script to compute the metrics is presented in Python.

 The book is a valuable resource for professional analysts as well students and researchers in the field of sports analysis wanting to optimise the use of GPS trackers in soccer. 

Reviews

“I truly believe that the information generated in this way should be highly valuable for soccer coaches, in particular to improve the tactical behavior of a team.” (Christian Meyer, SIAM Review, Vol. 61 (4), December, 2019)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Brief Review About Computational Metrics Used in Team Sports

    Pages 1-6

    Clemente, Filipe Manuel (et al.)

  • How to Use the Dots to Analyze the Behavior and the Collective Organization

    Pages 7-13

    Clemente, Filipe Manuel (et al.)

  • Individual Metrics to Characterize the Players

    Pages 15-31

    Clemente, Filipe Manuel (et al.)

  • Metrics to Measure the Center of the Team

    Pages 33-42

    Clemente, Filipe Manuel (et al.)

  • Measuring the Dispersion of the Players

    Pages 43-53

    Clemente, Filipe Manuel (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59029-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59028-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Metrics for Soccer Analysis
Book Subtitle
Connecting the dots
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59029-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59029-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-59028-8
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 79
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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