VIDEO ANALYSIS OF SHOT DISTRIBUTION AND GOALKEEPER MOVEMENT DURING ROLLER HOCKEY MATCH PLAY

  • J. Kingman
  • R. Dyson
Keywords: roller hockey, goalkeeping, movement analysi, s shot, goal

Abstract

The aim of this investigation was to analyse the position of shots and movement of goalkeepers during roller hockey matches. A video camera recorded the movement of 6 goalkeepers during 6 national roller hockey matches. The position of the goalkeeper and the shots were noted manually from the video recordings. The results showed that, of the 331 shots delivered, the greatest percentage was directed at the bottom corners of the goal. Shots were delivered at a mean interval of 67 s (± 79 s) and of the 34 goals scored the greatest percentage were delivered to the top right corner (38%). Goalkeepers displayed a reasonably high number of movements across the goal; however, the greatest duration was spent covering the central area of the goal (69%). Understanding the match play activity of roller hockey goalkeepers enabled greater task specific training.
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Coaching and Sports Activities