QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF FUTSAL PLAYERS’ ORGANIZATION ON THE COURT

  • Felipe A. Moura
  • Juliana E. Santana
  • Ana L. Marche
  • Tiago H. Aguiar
  • Ana Carolina M. A. Rodrigues
  • Ricardo M. de Barros
  • Sergio A. Cunha
Keywords: Computational tracking, tactics, team coverage area and centroid

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to quantify and analyze professional Futsal teams’ organization on the court in shots to goal and tackles situations. Two-dimensional coordinates of 22 players’ positions were obtained during a match between Brazil and Paraguay using a computational tracking system. Team organization in 58 specific situations of shots to goal and 120 tackles were analysed. The variables quantified were teams’ coverage area and distance between teams’ centroids. Results showed that defending team coverage area was greater (p<0.01) when tackles were performed (47.7 ± 37.8 m2) than when the team suffered shots to goal (30.7 ± 28.0 m2). The average distance between centroids was greater (p<0.01) in shots to goal (5.2 ± 2.7 m) than in tackles situations. These results can provide valuable insights for coaches.
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Coaching and Sports Activities