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Title: Intra- and inter-group coordination patterns reveal collective behaviors of football players near the scoring zone
Authors: Duarte, Ricardo
Araújo, Duarte
Freire, Luís
Folgado, Hugo
Fernandes, Orlando
Davids, Keith
Keywords: Group performance
Geometrical center
Surface area
Coordination tendencies
Association Football
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Duarte, R., Araújo, D., Freire, L., Folgado, H., Fernandes, O., & Davids, K. (2012). Intra- and inter-group coordination patterns reveal collective behaviors of football players near the scoring zone. Human Movement Science, 31(6), 1639–1651. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2012.03.001
Abstract: This study examined emergent coordination processes in collective patterns of behavior in 3 vs 3 sub-phases of the team sport of asso- ciation football near the scoring zone. We identified coordination tendencies for the centroid (i.e., team center) and surface area (i.e., occupied space) of each sub-group of performers (n = 20 plays). We also compared these kinematic variables at three key moments of play using mixed-model ANOVAs. The centroids demonstrated a strong symmetric relation that described the coordinated attacking/defending actions of performers in this sub-phase of play. Conversely, analysis of the surface area of each team did not reveal a clear coordination pattern between sub- groups. But the difference in the occupied area between the attack- ing and defending sub-groups significantly increased over time. Findings emphasized that major changes in sub-group behaviors occurred just before an assisted pass was made (i.e., leading to a loss of stability in the 3 vs 3 sub-phases).
Type: article
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