The effectiveness of training for attack in soccer from the perspective of cognitive recognition during feedback of video analysis of matches

WooYoung Lee, Tomohiko Tsuzuki, Masato Otake and Osamitsu Saijo

[Received October 7, 2009 ; Accepted January 13, 2010] 

The purpose of this study is to devise a method of training method that includes effective recognition for attack to reach the goal, and to evaluate the effectiveness by analysis of matches. The training was carried out for 28 members of K University soccer club in the second division of Kanto University soccer league (players of A team) for approximately one-half year from the beginning of February 2007 to August 2007. The training proceeded for 120 minutes, six days per week (one day off). Training was recorded by video, and objective analysis of on-site training, practice games, and a pennant race was fed back to players. Improvements based on analysis of the play were incorporated into the training. Game analysis was carried out using the DATA striker soccer input system to capture the position of the ball for each of 11 league matches, the process (number of people, number of the plays, time) that reached to a shot, the total number of shots, the score in the first half of the year in league matches in 2007 and in the latter period of 2006 before training.
The following results were obtained: Although with the organized attack from the position where the entire team was high by incorporating training which emphasized recognition, a lower number of players reached a shot, the number of the plays and total number of shots was fewer, the time shortened, and total goals improved. Therefore, training made it possible for play to be performed using the cooperative circumstantial judgment of the entire team toward tactics.

Keywords: Circumstantial judgment, Training of the recognition, Game analysis

[Football Science Vol.7, 1-8, 2010]