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Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2019 June;178(6):424-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.18.03848-2

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Technical and tactical profile of Italian Elite beach soccer team

Rosario SCARFONE , Teresa IONA, Emilio CORONA, Antonio CRISTOFARO, Cristiano NISTICÒ, Antonio AMMENDOLIA

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Catanzaro “Magna Græcia”, Catanzaro, Italy



BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to analyze beach soccer principal technical features and identify most important technical differences, that distinguish winning team from losing team.
METHODS: Notational analysis of 19 official matches of the Premiere League Italian Championship was performed by video, taking in consideration: related to goal scored, related to types of goal scored, related to types of passes, related to types of shoots, related to intercepted passes, related to dribbling, related to tackles. Mann-Whitney U non-parametric tests and multivariate (discriminant) analysis of data was done.
RESULTS: The Mann-Whitney U non-parametric tests showed higher values for winning team than losing team in the following parameters: number of goals (P=0.000), goals scored in offensive area (P=0.004), goal scored from the defensive area (P=0.034), goals on action (P=0.039). Values were higher also for: passes on ground (P=0.022), kicks after dribbling (P=0.039), intercepted passes in defensive area (P=0.009), dribbling succeeded in offensive area (P=0.016) and in defensive area (P=0.044). In particular, the variables that most distinguished winning team from losing team were: passes on ground, penalties, kicks after dribbling and dribbling in offensive area.
CONCLUSIONS: Data of this notational analysis, conducted on a large number of matches and during a Premiere League season, can be useful for trainers for better programming the workout, focusing on technical features that most influence match result.


KEY WORDS: Soccer; Exercise test; Sports

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