Soccer Analytics

Successful Coaching Through Match Analysis
Author: Ian Franks,Mike Hughes
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 178255081X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 344
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Match analysis in soccer has become more and more important in recent years. Nowadays, no professional soccer club plays a single match without having analyzed their own and their opponents’ matches to find the best possible match plan and maximize their success. In this book, Ian M. Franks and Mike Hughes explore soccer analyses and use the results to develop realistic, progressive practices to improve the performance of the individual players and the team. Research from human decision making and motor skill acquisition is directly applied to the coaching process and technical and tactical practices are designed to accommodate these findings. Not only is the players’ behavior during practice and matches analyzed but the coaches’ as well. This helps evaluate different coaching practices to find your ideal coaching style. Any coach reading this book will find help in developing and improving their coaching. Anyone who wishes to delve more into the science of soccer analysis will find ample material as well as a comprehensive bibliography to better understand the science of soccer!

Soccer Analytics

Assess Performance, Tactics, Injuries and Team Formation through Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis
Author: Chest Dugger
Publisher: Abhishek Kumar via PublishDrive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 90
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Do you love soccer and want to get better in a systematic manner? Or have you ever wondered how top level coaches and players think about the game at the top level? This book is your answer. Analytics are playing an increasing role in the world of soccer. The days of gut instinct representing the main tactic in a game are passing, and a more calculated approach is being applied to coaching and playing. This has the advantage of providing a secure base on which coaches and players can apply their bits of skill, their touches of magic that can turn a game. This book will explain what soccer analytics are, and how they work in a game. It will analyse different parts of play during a game and provide ideas and details around how analytics can improve a team during various passages of play. It will show that it is possible to carry out analytics without recourse to expensive software and the kind of backroom team that is only possible in the higher levels of the professional game. Here's What's Included In This Book: How Analytics are Used in SoccerTeam Formation AnalyticsAttacking Set Play AnalyticsDefensive Set Play AnalyticsPlayer Performance AnalyticsPlayer Injury AnalyticsPlayer Combination Analytics Scroll up and download now.

Soccer Analytics: Assess Performance, Tactics, Injuries and Team Formation Through Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis


Author: Chest Dugger
Publisher: Abiprod Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781922300799
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 76
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How Enhanced Analytics Are Changing The Game and Why You Missed The Goal Completely Trusting Your Gut... What is going through your head when you try to decide your next move? Do you just wait and see how the game unfolds? Or are you going in with a plan? If I tell you a data scientist and a software engineer are equally important to the success of a team as the coach, you will most likely call me crazy. Yet you might change your opinion after discovering the latest findings about soccer analytics and what they've done to the game.

Data Analytics in Professional Soccer

Performance Analysis Based on Spatiotemporal Tracking Data
Author: Daniel Link
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658211776
Category: Computers
Page: 123
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Daniel Link explores how data analytics can be used for studying performance in soccer. Based on spatiotemporal data from the German Bundesliga, the six individual studies in this book present innovative mathematical approaches for game analysis and player assessment. The findings can support coaches and analysts to improve performance of their athletes and inspire other researchers to advance the research field of sports analytics.

Computational Metrics for Soccer Analysis

Connecting the dots
Author: Filipe Manuel Clemente,João Bernardo Sequeiros,Acácio F.P.P. Correia,Frutuoso G. M Silva,Fernando Manuel Lourenço Martins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319590294
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 79
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This book provides an account of the use of computational tactical metrics in improving sports analysis, in particular the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) data in soccer. As well as offering a practical perspective on collective behavioural analysis, it introduces the computational metrics available in the literature that allow readers to identify collective behaviour and patterns of play in team sports. These metrics only require the bio-dimensional geo-referencing information from GPS or video-tracking systems to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the tactical behaviour of players and the inter-relationships between teammates and their opponents. Exercises, experimental cases and algorithms enable readers to fully comprehend how to compute these metrics, as well as introducing them to the ultimate performance analysis tool, which is the basis to run them on. The script to compute the metrics is presented in Python. The book is a valuable resource for professional analysts as well students and researchers in the field of sports analysis wanting to optimise the use of GPS trackers in soccer.

Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics

5th International Workshop, MLSA 2018, Co-located with ECML/PKDD 2018, Dublin, Ireland, September 10, 2018, Proceedings
Author: Ulf Brefeld,Jesse Davis,Jan Van Haaren,Albrecht Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030172740
Category: Computers
Page: 179
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics, MLSA 2018, colocated with ECML/PKDD 2018, in Dublin, Ireland, in September 2018. The 12 full papers presented together with 4 challenge papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers present a variety of topics, covering the team sports American football, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer, as well as the individual sports cycling and martial arts. In addition, four challenge papers are included, reporting on how to predict pass receivers in soccer.

The Numbers Game

Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong
Author: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101628871
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding—and winning—the most popular sport on the planet - now with a new afterword on the 2014 World Cup! Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers—a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questions—How valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player’s value be judged?—they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding soccer.

The Numbers Game

Why Everything You Know about Soccer is Wrong
Author: Christopher Anderson,David Sally
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143124560
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 376
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A former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, along with a behavioral analyst, presents this first book on soccer stats that reveals the numbers that truly count, exposing the sport's hidden rules. Original.

Soccer Coaching Bundle

3 Books in 1
Author: Chest Dugger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781922301055
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 222
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Soccer Training Box Set: 3 Books in 1 Book 1: Soccer Analytics Book 2: Soccer Drills Book 3. Soccer Offense

Social Networks and the Economics of Sports


Author: Panos M. Pardalos,Victor Zamaraev
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319084402
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 170
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This book presents recent research developments in social networks, economics, management, marketing and optimization applied to sports. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, managers from sports, policy makers and as well athletes. In particular the book contains research papers and reviews addressing the following issues: social network tools for player selection, movement and pricing in team sports, methods for ranking teams and evaluating players' performance, economics and marketing issues related to sports clubs, techniques for predicting outcomes of sports competitions, optimal strategies in sports, scheduling and managing sports tournaments, optimal referee assignment techniques and the economics and marketing of sports entertainment.

Retail Analytics

The Secret Weapon
Author: Emmett Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118099842
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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The inside scoop on boosting sales through spot-on analytics Retailers collect a huge amount of data, but don't know what to do with it. Retail Analytics not only provides a broad understanding of retail, but also shows how to put accumulated data to optimal use. Each chapter covers a different focus of the retail environment, from retail basics and organization structures to common retail database designs. Packed with case studies and examples, this book insightfully reveals how you can begin using your business data as a strategic advantage. Helps retailers and analysts to use analytics to sell more merchandise Provides fact-based analytic strategies that can be replicated with the same success the author achieved on a global level Reveals how retailers can begin using their data as a strategic advantage Includes examples from many retail departments illustrating successful use of data and analytics Analytics is the wave of the future. Put your data to strategic use with the proven guidance found in Retail Analytics.

Pep Guardiola. La metamorfosis


Author: Marti Perarnau
Publisher: Córner
ISBN: 8494556916
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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Un recuento de cómo Alemania ha cambiado al nuevo entrenador del Manchester City. El nuevo libro de Martí Perarnau, autor de Herr Pep. Guardiola ha vivido en Alemania una metamorfosis que le ha cambiado en numerosos aspectos. Si bien conserva sus...

Using Person-Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer

Leveraging Engagement, Behavior Change, and Technology for a Healthy Life
Author: Dwight McNeill
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133890147
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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The American way of producing health is failing. It continues to rank very low among developed countries on our most vital need…to live a long and healthy life. Despite the well-intentioned actions on the part of government, life sciences, and technology, the most important resource for achieving our full health potential is ourselves. This book is about how you can do so, and how others can help you. Dwight McNeill introduces person-centered health analytics (pchA) and shows how you can use it to master five everyday behaviors that cause and perpetuate most chronic diseases. Using Person-Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer combines deep insight, a comprehensive framework, and practical tools for living longer and healthier lives. It offers a clear path forward for both individuals and stakeholders, including providers, payers, health promotion companies, technology innovators, government, and analytics practitioners.

14. La autobiografía


Author: Johan Cruyff
Publisher: Editorial Planeta
ISBN: 840816225X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Considerado como una de las figuras más extraordinarias de la historia del fútbol, su estilo futbolístico y su filosofía han influido en entrenadores y jugadores de la talla de Pep Guardiola, Arsène Wenger, Eric Cantona y Xavi. Los recientes éxitos del fútbol español, tanto a nivel de club como a nivel internacional, han sido considerados por muchos como el evidente resultado del impacto de Cruyff en el fútbol contemporáneo. 14. La autobiografía, de Johan Cruyff, cuenta la historia personal y profesional de Cruyff, y nos revela la filosofía que definió su juego y que tanto ha marcado a generaciones de futbolistas, entrenadores y seguidores. «El lenguaje de Cruyff es tan universal como su lógica, así que su obra trasciende a su persona, hasta convertirse en una religión cuya arma es inocua: se explica a partir de un balón y de un rondo de la misma manera que el juego depende de un centímetro y de un segundo, como se advierte en cada partido del Barça. El cruyffismo está más expandido que nunca desde que no está Cruyff. No hay un entrenador más cruyffista que Guardiola. Hasta Messi tira los penaltis como Cruyff» Ramon Besa, El País

HBR'S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials


Author: Harvard Business Review,Peter F. Drucker,Clayton M. Christensen,Michael E. Porter,Daniel Goleman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422172015
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success. If you read nothing else - full stop - read: Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performance Peter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy

Sports Analytics

A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers
Author: Benjamin C. Alamar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535252
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 152
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Benjamin C. Alamar founded the first journal dedicated to sports statistics, the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He developed and teaches a class on sports analytics for managers at the University of San Francisco and has published numerous cutting-edge studies on strategy and player evaluation. Today, he cochairs the sports statistics section of the International Statistics Institute and consults with several professional teams and businesses in sports analytics. There isn't a better representative of this emerging field to show diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. Alamar provides a clear, easily digestible survey of the practice and a detailed understanding of analytics' vast possibilities. He explains how to evaluate different programs and put them to use. Using concrete examples from professional sports teams and case studies demonstrating the use and value of analytics in the field, Alamar designs a roadmap for managers, general managers, and other professionals as they build their own programs and teach their approach to others.

Applying Analytics

A Practical Introduction
Author: E. S. Levine
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466557192
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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Newcomers to quantitative analysis need practical guidance on how to analyze data in the real world yet most introductory books focus on lengthy derivations and justifications instead of practical techniques. Covering the technical and professional skills needed by analysts in the academic, private, and public sectors, Applying Analytics: A Practical Introduction systematically teaches novices how to apply algorithms to real data and how to recognize potential pitfalls. It offers one of the first textbooks for the emerging first course in analytics. The text concentrates on the interpretation, strengths, and weaknesses of analytical techniques, along with challenges encountered by analysts in their daily work. The author shares various lessons learned from applying analytics in the real world. He supplements the technical material with coverage of professional skills traditionally learned through experience, such as project management, analytic communication, and using analysis to inform decisions. Example data sets used in the text are available for download online so that readers can test their own analytic routines. Suitable for beginning analysts in the sciences, business, engineering, and government, this book provides an accessible, example-driven introduction to the emerging field of analytics. It shows how to interpret data and identify trends across a range of fields.

Analytics and Big Data: The Davenport Collection (6 Items)


Author: Thomas H. Davenport,Jeanne G. Harris
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625277741
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 961
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The Analytics and Big Data collection offers a “greatest hits” digital compilation of ideas from world-renowned thought leader Thomas Davenport, who helped popularize the terms analytics and big data in the workplace. An agile and prolific thinker, Davenport has written or coauthored more than a dozen bestselling books. Several of these titles are offered together for the first time in this curated digital bundle, including: Big Data at Work, Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work, and Keeping Up with the Quants. The collection also includes Davenport’s popular Harvard Business Review articles, “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” (2012) and “Analytics 3.0” (2013). Combined, these works cover all the bases on analytics and big data: what each term means; the ramifications of each from a technical, consumer, and management perspective; and where each can have the biggest impact on your business. Whether you’re an executive, a manager, or a student wanting to learn more, Analytics and Big Data is the most comprehensive collection you’ll find on the ever-growing phenomenon of digital data and analysis—and how you can make this rising business trend work for you. Named one of the ten “Masters of the New Economy” by CIO magazine, Thomas Davenport has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. He combines his interests in research, teaching, and business management as the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management at Babson College. Davenport has also taught at Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin and has directed research centers at Accenture, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, and CSC. He is also an independent Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics.

Predictive Analytics and Data Mining

Concepts and Practice with RapidMiner
Author: Vijay Kotu,Bala Deshpande
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128016507
Category: Computers
Page: 446
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Put Predictive Analytics into Action Learn the basics of Predictive Analysis and Data Mining through an easy to understand conceptual framework and immediately practice the concepts learned using the open source RapidMiner tool. Whether you are brand new to Data Mining or working on your tenth project, this book will show you how to analyze data, uncover hidden patterns and relationships to aid important decisions and predictions. Data Mining has become an essential tool for any enterprise that collects, stores and processes data as part of its operations. This book is ideal for business users, data analysts, business analysts, business intelligence and data warehousing professionals and for anyone who wants to learn Data Mining. You’ll be able to: 1. Gain the necessary knowledge of different data mining techniques, so that you can select the right technique for a given data problem and create a general purpose analytics process. 2. Get up and running fast with more than two dozen commonly used powerful algorithms for predictive analytics using practical use cases. 3. Implement a simple step-by-step process for predicting an outcome or discovering hidden relationships from the data using RapidMiner, an open source GUI based data mining tool Predictive analytics and Data Mining techniques covered: Exploratory Data Analysis, Visualization, Decision trees, Rule induction, k-Nearest Neighbors, Naïve Bayesian, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector machines, Ensemble models, Bagging, Boosting, Random Forests, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Association analysis using Apriori and FP Growth, K-Means clustering, Density based clustering, Self Organizing Maps, Text Mining, Time series forecasting, Anomaly detection and Feature selection. Implementation files can be downloaded from the book companion site at www.LearnPredictiveAnalytics.com Demystifies data mining concepts with easy to understand language Shows how to get up and running fast with 20 commonly used powerful techniques for predictive analysis Explains the process of using open source RapidMiner tools Discusses a simple 5 step process for implementing algorithms that can be used for performing predictive analytics Includes practical use cases and examples