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This report investigated the behavioural dynamics of teams in a futsal game practice when the goalkeeper of the attacking team is substituted for an extra outfield player. To this end, the lateral and longitudinal displacements of the ball and both teams, as well as their kinematics expressed in angles and radial distances from the goal center, were obtained and subjected to relative phase analysis. The results demonstrated (a) stronger phase relations with the ball for the defending team than the attacking team for both coordinate systems, (b) phase relations between each team and ball, and, to a lesser extent, between teams themselves, produced greater stabilities in the lateral (side-to-side) direction than the longitudinal (forward-backward) direction, and (c) phase attractions were most pronounced for the defending team and ball when using angles as a measure of association, indicating ball position and goal location as key informational constraints for futsal game behaviour. These findings advance understanding of self-organizing sports game dynamics with implications for sports practice
Authors of the research:
B. Travassos a,b, D. Araújo a, R. Duarte a , T. McGarry c
a Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
bDepartment of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
c Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick, Canada
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