Relationship between Procedural Tactical Knowledge and Specific Motor Skills in Young Soccer Players
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the association between offensive tactical knowledge and the soccer-specific motor skills performance. Fifteen participants were submitted to two evaluation tests, one to assess their technical and tactical analysis. The motor skills performance was measured through four tests of technical soccer skills: ball control, shooting, passing and dribbling. The tactical performance was based on a tactical assessment system called FUT-SAT (Analyses of Procedural Tactical Knowledge in Soccer). Afterwards, technical and tactical evaluation scores were ranked with and without the use of the cluster method. A positive, weak correlation was perceived in both analyses (rho = 0.39, not significant p = 0.14 (with cluster analysis); and rho = 0.35; not significant p = 0.20 (without cluster analysis)). We can conclude that there was a weak association between the technical and the offensive tactical knowledge. This shows the need to reflect on the use of such tests to assess technical skills in team sports since they do not take into account the variability and unpredictability of game actions and disregard the inherent needs to assess such skill performance in the game. View Full-Text
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Aquino, R.; Marques, R.F.R.; Petiot, G.H.; Gonçalves, L.G.C.; Moraes, C.; Santiago, P.R.P.; Puggina, E.F. Relationship between Procedural Tactical Knowledge and Specific Motor Skills in Young Soccer Players. Sports 2016, 4, 52.
Aquino R, Marques RFR, Petiot GH, Gonçalves LGC, Moraes C, Santiago PRP, Puggina EF. Relationship between Procedural Tactical Knowledge and Specific Motor Skills in Young Soccer Players. Sports. 2016; 4(4):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aquino, Rodrigo; Marques, Renato F.R.; Petiot, Grégory H.; Gonçalves, Luiz G.C.; Moraes, Camila; Santiago, Paulo R.P.; Puggina, Enrico F. 2016. "Relationship between Procedural Tactical Knowledge and Specific Motor Skills in Young Soccer Players." Sports 4, no. 4: 52.