PROPOSAL FOR BIOMECHANICAL SUPPORT TO SOCCER COACHES IN INSTRUCTING YOUNG PLAYERS

  • Matilde Espinosa-Sánchez
Keywords: soccer, hierarchical classification, technical element, video recording

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to implement a method to support coaches in training young soccer players through the use of biomechanical tools to: a) improve individual techniques and b) research body movement in this sport. In order to develop this project, soccer techniques have been considered as a hierarchical set of movements that are fundamental to the game (Meinel, & Schnabel, 1987; Grosser, & Neumaier, 1986; Hay, & Reid, 1988) or technical elements. Starting from these basic concepts, it was possible to perform an analysis, both qualitative and quantitative, of a variety of technical elements. The project has been developed in various stages, starting with the identification and classification of the technical elements and ending with training recommendations.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities