THE DISTANCE COVERED OF SOCCER AND RUGBY REFEREES DURING THE MATCH USING A MOBILE "GPS"

  • Takayuki Ishii
  • Takuya Masuda
  • Hiroyasu Kurogi
  • Shuichiroh Yabuno
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: a mobile GPS, distance covered, soccer referee, rugby referee

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the distance covered of soccer and rugby referees during the match using mobile GPS method. And also, the distance covered measured by GPS method 'Nas compared with VTR method and manual tracing method, so as to examine availability of a mobile GPS. Nine soccer referees and ten rugby referees participated in this study. The distance covered was measured by mobile GPS method, VTR method and manual tracing method. In the case of soccer referee, there was no significant difference between mobile GPS method and VTR method. While the case of rugby referee, there was no significant difference among three methods. Therefore, it was concluded the mobile GPS might have the possibility of one effective instrument for measuring the referee's distance covered during soccer and rugby match.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation