Notational Analysis of Sport
Editor: Mike Hughes
Editor: Ian Franks
Table of Contents
Why and how feedback has been used - a review of the literature. Introduction. The need for feedback.
The need for objective information. Coaching effectiveness and computers. Summary. The use of video in
notational analysis. Introduction. The potential of video in sport. Examples of video use in notational
analysis. Evaluation of video in notational analysis. Conclusion. Sport analysis. Introduction. Creating
flowcharts. Levels of analysis - the team, subsidiary units and individuals. Summary. Notational analysis -
a review of the literature. Introduction. Historical perspective. The development of sport-specific notation
systems (hand notation). Computerized notation. The future of notational analysis. How to develop a
notation system. Introduction. Data collection systems. Data collection systems in general. Examples.
General steps in analysis. Different forms of data. Summary. Examples of notation systems. Introduction.
Individual sports. Team sports. How to develop a computerized notation system. Introduction. Advantages
and disadvantages of manual and computerized notation systems. Creating the flowcharts for the
programs. Sequential instructions. The computer program. Alternative data entry. Output. Validation and
reliability. Types of hardware being used. Summary. Analysis of coaching behaviour - a review.
Introduction. Instruction. Teaching and coaching effectiveness. Systematic observation. Systematic
observation and the modification of behaviour. Identification of effective verbal coaching strategies.
Summary. Extended bibliography of coaching analysis literature. Summary and conclusions. Why use
feedback. Analysis of sport. Work already completed - lessons to learn. Developing hand notation
systems. Writing computerized systems. Where to find help. References. Index.
Notational analysis systems are used by the coach and sports scientist to gather objective data on the
performance of athletes whether it be on tactics, technique, movement or work-rates during competition.
This book explores the principles behind