PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: IS IT THE BRINGING TOGETHER OF BIOMECHANICS AND NOTATIONAL ANALYSIS OR AN ILLUSION?

  • R. Bartlett
Keywords: biomechanics, notational analysis, performance analysis, sport performance

Abstract

In this paper, I consider what performance analysis is, what biomechanical and notational analysis have in common and how they differ. I review how performance analysis can help coaches and athletes and how it can help to analyse and improve sports performance. Some important current issues that affect the future of performance analysis are considered before I conclude with some signposts on how performance analysis needs to develop in the future if it to be a real fusion of the two ‘disciplines’ rather than an illusion.