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The “hockey” assist makes the difference—validation of a defensive disruptiveness model to evaluate passing sequences in elite soccer

Forcher, Leander; Kempe, Matthias; Altmann, Stefan; Forcher, Leon; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon

Abstract (englisch):

With the growing availability of position data in sports, spatiotemporal analysis in soccer is a topic of rising interest. The aim of this study is to validate a performance indicator, namely D-Def, measuring passing effectiveness. D-Def calculates the change of the teams’ centroid, centroids of formation lines (e.g., defensive line), teams’ surface area, and teams’ spread in the following three seconds after a pass and therefore results in a measure of disruption of the opponents’ defense following a pass. While this measure was introduced earlier, in this study we aim to prove the usefulness to evaluate attacking sequences. In this study, 258 games of Dutch Eredivisie season 2018/19 were included, resulting in 13,094 attacks. D-Def, pass length, pass velocity, and pass angle of the last four passes of each attack were calculated and compared between successful and unsuccessful attacks. D-Def showed higher values for passes of successful compared to unsuccessful attacks (0.001 < p ≤ 0.029, 0.06 ≤ d ≤ 0.23). This difference showed the highest effects sizes in the penultimate pass (d = 0.23) and the maximal D-Def value of an attack (d = 0.23). ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141578
Veröffentlicht am 28.12.2021
DOI: 10.3390/e23121607
Zitationen: 6
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1099-4300
KITopen-ID: 1000141578
Erschienen in Entropy
Verlag MDPI
Band 23
Heft 12
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 1607
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagwörter soccer; performance indicators; passing; tracking data; spatiotemporal data; sports analytics
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