Ball recovery in the handball tournament of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: Sequential analysis of positional play as used by the Spanish team's defence

António Lopes*, Oleguer Camerino, M. Teresa Anguera, Gudberg K. Jonsson

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Abstract

In sport there is a great need to obtain as much information as possible about the factors which affect the dynamics of play. This study uses sequential analysis and temporal patterns (T-patterns) to examine the evolution of defence (against an equal number of attackers) as used by the Spanish handball team at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The aim is to help handball coaches (during their training and gathering of professional experience) to understand the importance of the structure of defensive systems. This can be achieved through observational processes that reveal the evolution and adaptation of these defensive systems according to different variables: the match score, the response of the opposing team and progress through the tournament.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Papers from the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - Digital Edition, MB'10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, MB'10 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, MB'10
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period24/08/1027/08/10

Other keywords

  • Handball
  • Observation
  • T-patterns
  • Team sport observation

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