17th Annual ECSS-Congress, Bruges 2012

Abstract details

Abstract-ID: 263
Session: [EP-UD01] E-poster undebated
Lecture room: On screens
Date & time: 02.07.2014 / -
Title of the paper: Analysis on the Match Physical Demand Characteristics of Chinese Elite Male Field Hockey Players
Authors: Hongyou, L.1, Gang, Z.2, Hui, K.2, Javier, S.1
Institution: 1: Polytechnic University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain), 2: Shenzhen University (Shenzhen, China)
Department: 1: Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Science (INEF), 2: Sport Department
Country: Spain
Abstract text Introduction The motional patterns of field hockey matches are complicated, the intensity and property of players’ physical load keep varying at different match time. Carrying experimental equipments by the players is forbidden by the rules, so it is impossible to track players’ physiological indices during matches. What is more, various aerobic and anaerobic loads coming out at different intensities and time, accompanying with irregular body contacts and intermissions, make it much more difficult to assess the players’ match physical load. In purpose to evaluate players’ physical demand statistically; this paper analyzed the players’ running distance, technique using, and intermissions in matches. Methods All matches played in the 11th Chinese National Games which was held in Shandong 2009 were filmed. The software of SIMI Scout was undertaken to analyze the recorded match films to draw out related statistics. Running distance, technique using and match intermissions of 38 players from different positions (defender, midfield and forward) were analyzed. ANOVA analysis was undertaken to compare the positional differences. Results (1) During the matches of the 11th Chinese National Games, the players’ average running distance is 7334±877(mean ± s) meters, 3693±441 meters in the first half and 3640±437 meters in the second, both the total distance covered and running distance at various speed differ from players of distinct positions(P<0.05); (2) The undertaken techniques of ball passing and touching, marking and defense-assistance also differ from the players of different positions(P<0.05); (3) The average intermittent time per match is 1838.1±247.8 seconds, the average number of intermissions is 155.6 ±13.5times, the average intermittent time is 11.8 ±7.4seconds. Discussion It has been verified that “performance in (field) games can be analyzed by notating players’ actions” (Thomas Reilly, 2001) and it is “a consensus in sport science that the most effective training for preparing athletes for competition is that which most closely replicates competitive performance conditions” (V. Di Salvo et al., 2007). This study verified the differences of performance and demands of Chinese male field hockey players in different individual positions during match play; therefore it could provide some guidance on evaluating players and formulating training prescriptions. References Thomas Reilly (2001): Assessment of sports performance with particular reference to field games, European Journal of Sport Science, 1:3, 1-12 V. Di Salvo, R. Baron, H. Tschan, F. J. Calderon Montero, N. Bachl, F. Pigozzi(2007): Performance Characteristics According to Playing Position in Elite Soccer, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28: 222–227
Topic: Sport Statistics and Analyses
Keyword I: Field Hockey
Keyword II: Physical Demand
Keyword III: China