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How Coaches Can Improve Their Teams’ Match Performance—The Influence of In-Game Changes of Tactical Formation in Professional Soccer

Forcher, Leon 1; Forcher, Leander 1; Jekauc, Darko 1; Wäsche, Hagen 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1; Gross, Timo; Altmann, Stefan 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

The tactical formation has been shown to influence the match performance of professional soccer players. This study aimed to examine the effects of in-game changes in tactical formation on match performance and to analyze coach-specific differences.
We investigated three consecutive seasons of an elite team in the German Bundesliga which were managed by three different coaches, respectively. For every season, the formation changes that occurred during games were recorded. The match performance was measured on a team level using the variables ‘goals’, ‘chances’, and ‘last plane’ entries (≙successful attacking sequence) for the own/opposing team.
Non-parametric tests were used to compare the ten minutes before with the ten minutes after the formation change, as well as games with and without formation change.
In the ten minutes after the formation change, the team achieved more goals/chances/last plane entries than in the ten minutes before the formation change (mean ES=0.52). Similarly, the team conceded fewer opposing goals/chances/last plane entries in the ten minutes after the formation change (mean ES=0.35). Furthermore, the results indicate that the success of the respective formation change was dependent on the responsible coach. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000147853
Veröffentlicht am 15.06.2022
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.914915
Zitationen: 3
Web of Science
Zitationen: 1
Zitationen: 3
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1664-1078
KITopen-ID: 1000147853
Erschienen in Frontiers in Psychology
Verlag Frontiers Media SA
Band 13
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 09.06.2022
Schlagwörter Football, TACTICS, game analysis, video, Scouting, Trainer
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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