Pass opportunities in soccer games predicted from intersections of time-space manifolds
*Corresponding author: Bert Otten
Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 33 (poster) [English]
Poster [1.91 MB]
Opening Symposium of the Sport Science Institute at the Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum, Groningen 2012 , 28 Nov 2012, P000
Soccer games are characterised by effective passes of the ball to own team players. However, possible interceptions by players of the other team limit the options. The possibilities in the space-time continuum of the near future are limited by the physical sprint capacities of the players and the properties of the possible ball trajectories.
Ball and player properties can successfully be used to predict passes. The high rate of success not only supports the algorithm, but may indicate that players at this level operate close to their physical abilities.
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