Computers

Machine Learning in Elite Volleyball

Author: Rabiu Muazu Musa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 53

View: 562

This brief highlights the use of various Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to evaluate training and competitional strategies in Volleyball, as well as to identify high-performance players in the sport. Several psychological elements/strategies coupled with human performance parameters are discussed in view to ascertain their impact on performance in elite Volleyball competitions. It presents key performance indicators as well as human performance parameters that can be used in future evaluation of team performance and players. The details outlined in this brief are vital to coaches, club managers, talent identification experts, performance analysts as well as other important stakeholders in the evaluation of performance and to foster improvement in this sport.
Computers

Machine Learning in Elite Volleyball

Author: Rabiu Muazu Musa

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 53

View: 343

This brief highlights the use of various Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to evaluate training and competitional strategies in Volleyball, as well as to identify high-performance players in the sport. Several psychological elements/strategies coupled with human performance parameters are discussed in view to ascertain their impact on performance in elite Volleyball competitions. It presents key performance indicators as well as human performance parameters that can be used in future evaluation of team performance and players. The details outlined in this brief are vital to coaches, club managers, talent identification experts, performance analysts as well as other important stakeholders in the evaluation of performance and to foster improvement in this sport.
Technology & Engineering

Machine Learning in Team Sports

Author: Rabiu Muazu Musa

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 61

View: 242

This brief highlights the application of performance analysis tools in data acquisition, and various machine learning algorithms for evaluating team performance as well as talent identification in beach soccer and sepak takraw. Numerous performance indicators and human performance parameters are considered based on their relevance to each sport. The findings presented here demonstrate that the key performance indicators as well as human performance parameters can be used in the future evaluation of team performance as well as talent identification in these sports. Accordingly, they offer a valuable resource for coaches, club managers, talent identification experts, performance analysts and other relevant stakeholders involved in performance assessments.
Computers

Machine Learning in Sports

Author: Rabiu Muazu Musa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 45

View: 906

This brief highlights the association of different performance variables that influences archery performance and the employment of different machine learning algorithms in the identification of potential archers. The sport of archery is often associated with a myriad of performance indicators namely bio-physiological, psychological, anthropometric as well as physical fitness. Traditionally, the determination of potential archers is carried out by means of conventional statistical techniques. Nonetheless, such methods often fall short in associating non-linear relationships between the variables. This book explores the notion of machine learning that is capable of mitigating the aforesaid issue. This book is valuable for coaches and managers in identifying potential archers during talent identification programs.​
Sports & Recreation

NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science

Author: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

View: 185

Within the domain of sport, the application of science is more apparent than ever before. Not only are universities and academic institutions scientifically investigating sport as one element of human performance, but professional teams, sporting organizations, and private training companies are embracing approaches that use scientific principles to help their athletes and teams gain a competitive edge in sporting competition. The potential for applying science to sport training and sport performance is vast. There is a demand for sport scientists who can collect and convert data into valuable information—information that drives decision making and directly influences performance outcomes. To address this growing need, the world-renowned National Strength and Conditioning Association developed the Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS) certification, along with the must-have reference for anyone in the field. NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science features contributions from 52 globally recognized experts and thought leaders from the field of sport science. It is the only resource to go beyond sport science’s foundations—physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, nutrition, and skill acquisition—to address the use of statistics and broader fields of data science, analytics, and technology management. Readers will explore every aspect of the sport scientist’s role: understanding training theory, performing needs analyses, conducting athlete monitoring and assessment, managing data and analytics, and educating and disseminating information. The integration of these technical skills will guide sport scientists in drawing conclusions that can be used to manipulate training methods and shape competition strategies for the betterment of athletes’ health, well-being, and performance. NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science offers a holistic overview of the technical expertise, skills, and knowledge required to operate effectively as a modern-day sport scientist. Further, it will help prepare candidates for the NSCA’s CPSS certification exam and aid all sport scientists in acquiring and using the best available evidence—at the right time, in the right environment, and for the right individual—to maximize their performance.
Technology & Engineering

Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (IACSS 2019)

Author: Martin Lames

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 692

This book provides an overview of current activities in the fascinating area between computer science and sports, presenting the state of the art in utilising the latest developments in computer science to support sports coaches and athletes. It covers a broad range of topics reflecting the diversity of this interdisciplinary field, including concepts in informatics like expert systems, modelling, simulation, machine learning, robotics, and sensor integration. Further, it describes applications of computer science in sports, such as alpine skiing, badminton, football, rowing, and table tennis, as well as interesting applications areas of sport like dementia, physiology, training, and space flights. The appeals to informaticians interested in the application field of sports as well as for sports scientists and practitioners looking for advanced methods in their particular sport.
Health & Fitness

Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model

Author: James Rudd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

View: 431

This book offers an ecological conceptualisation of physical literacy. Re-embracing our ancestry as hunter gatherers we gain a new appreciation and understanding of the importance of play, not only in terms of how children learn, but also in showing us as educators how we can lay the foundations for lifelong physical activity. The concept of physical literacy has been recognised and understood throughout history by different communities across the globe. Today, as governments grapple with the multiple challenges of urban life in the 21st century, we can learn from our forebears how to put play at the centre of children’s learning in order to build a more enduring physically active society. This book examines contemporary pedagogical approaches, such as constraints-led teaching, nonlinear pedagogy and the athletic skills model, which are underpinned by the theoretical framework of Ecological Dynamics. It is suggested that through careful design, these models, aimed at children, as well as young athletes, can (i) encourage play and facilitate physical activity and motor learning in children of different ages, providing them with the foundational skills needed for leading active lives; and (ii), develop young athletes in elite sports programmes in an ethical, enriching and supportive manner. Through this text, scientists, academics and practitioners in the sub-disciplines of motor learning and motor development, physical education, sports pedagogy and physical activity and exercise domains will better understand how to design programmes that encourage play and thereby develop the movement skills, self-regulating capacities, motivation and proficiency of people, so that they can move skilfully, effectively and efficiently while negotiating changes throughout the human lifespan.
Medical

Artificial Intelligence in Sport Performance Analysis

Author: Duarte Araújo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 815

To understand the dynamic patterns of behaviours and interactions between athletes that characterize successful performance in different sports is an important challenge for all sport practitioners. This book guides the reader in understanding how an ecological dynamics framework for use of artificial intelligence (AI) can be implemented to interpret sport performance and the design of practice contexts. By examining how AI methodologies are utilized in team games, such as football, as well as in individual sports, such as golf and climbing, this book provides a better understanding of the kinematic and physiological indicators that might better capture athletic performance by looking at the current state-of-the-art AI approaches. Artificial Intelligence in Sport Performance Analysis provides an all-encompassing perspective in an innovative approach that signals practical applications for both academics and practitioners in the fields of coaching, sports analysis, and sport science, as well as related subjects such as engineering, computer and data science, and statistics.
Technology & Engineering

Advances in Mechatronics, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering

Author: Muhammad Aizzat Zakaria

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

View: 988

This book highlights selected papers from the Mechanical Engineering track, with a focus on mechatronics and manufacturing, presented at the “Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology” (MUCET 2019). The conference brings together researchers and professionals in the fields of engineering, research and technology, providing a platform for future collaborations and the exchange of ideas.
Computers

Advances in Natural Language Processing, Intelligent Informatics and Smart Technology

Author: Thanaruk Theeramunkong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 265

View: 964

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP-2016), held in Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand on February 10–12, 2016. The SNLP promotes research in natural language processing and related fields, and provides a unique opportunity for researchers, professionals and practitioners to discuss various current and advanced issues of interest in NLP. The 2016 symposium was expanded to include the First Workshop in Intelligent Informatics and Smart Technology. Of the 66 high-quality papers accepted, this book presents twelve from the Symposium on Natural Language Processing track and ten from the Workshop in Intelligent Informatics and Smart Technology track (SSAI: Special Session on Artificial Intelligence).
Sports & Recreation

Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport

Author: Mike Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 430

View: 881

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to this core discipline of contemporary sport science. It introduces the fundamental theory of match and performance analysis, using real-world illustrative examples and data throughout, and explores the applied contexts in which analysis can have a significant influence on performance. This second edition includes three completely new chapters covering the key emerging topics of dynamic systems, momentum and performance profiling, as well as updated coverage of core topics in the performance analysis curriculum such as: designing notation systems analysing performance data qualitative analysis of technique time-motion analysis probability using feedback technologies performance analysis and coaching. With extended coverage of contemporary issues in performance analysis and contributions from leading performance analysis researchers and practitioners, Essentials of Performance Analysis in Sport is a complete textbook for any performance analysis course, as well as an invaluable reference for sport science or sport coaching students and researchers, and any coach, analyst or athlete looking to develop their professional insight.
Sports & Recreation

Tennis

Author: Jim Brown

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 151

View: 595

Outlines a twelve-step program for becoming an accomplished tennis player, providing 117 drills to help in game development and including drawings that illustrate proper tennis strokes and strategies.
Sports & Recreation

The Use of Applied Technology in Team Sport

Author: José Pino-Ortega

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 132

The use of technology within sport is well established, most professional sport teams engage in the use of electronic performance and tracking systems. This book is the first to offer a deep and structured examination of these technologies and how they are used in a team sport setting. The Use of Applied Technology in Team Sport describes and assists researchers, academics and professionals with understanding the methodology around applied technology in sport, examining what systems track players’ performance and who are the manufacturers that provide these systems. This new volume goes on to describe how to apply the systems, highlights the ways of reporting analysis information and helps the reader to know and understand the future avenues of research and development. The Use of Applied Technology in Team Sport is considered an essential guide for researchers, academics and students as well as professionals working in the areas of Applied Sport Science, Coaching, and subjects relating to Physiology, Biomechanics, Sports Engineering, Sports Technology and Performance Analysis in Sport.
Sports & Recreation

Testing and Evaluation of Strength and Power

Author: Mike McGuigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 170

View: 970

Strength and power are recognised as key components of human health and performance. Therefore, it is vital for exercise scientists and strength and conditioning practitioners to be able to assess these qualities effectively. Testing methods of these components are often presented as standalone chapters in textbooks which provides the reader with an overview of these aspects. Testing and Evaluation of Strength and Power provides a detailed explanation of testing and evaluation methods for strength and power. The book considers the relationship between the methods of assessment, research on the various approaches to evaluation and how practitioners and researchers can use the information in applied settings. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of methods of strength and power assessment protocols and how they can be used to inform programming. This integrated approach to assessment of strength and power is recommended reading for students on strength and conditioning course and of vital reading to those on specialised courses on strength and power as well as coaches in the fitness testing and strength and conditioning disciplines.
Sports & Recreation

Talent Identification and Development in Sport

Author: Joseph Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 200

Identifying and developing talented athletes to their fullest potential is a central concern of sport scientists, sports coaches, and sports policy makers. The second edition of this popular text offers a state of the science synthesis of current knowledge in talent identification and development in sport, from the biological basis of talent to the systems and processes within sport through which that talent is nurtured. Written by a team of leading international experts, the book explores key factors and issues in contemporary sport, including: nature and nurture in the development of sporting talent designing optimal developmental environments long-term modelling of athlete development understanding the complexity of talent selection in-depth case studies of successful talent development systems. With an emphasis on practical implications for all those working in sport, the book offers an authoritative evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary systems for identifying and developing talent in sport. This is important reading for any student, researcher, or practitioner with an interest in skill acquisition, youth sport, elite sport, sports coaching, or sports development.
Medical

Sports Vision E-Book

Author: Graham B. Erickson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 827

From basic eye care services to visual performance training, this evidence-based resource explores a range of sports vision services, including assessment and treatment procedures, outcome expectations, and applications to a variety of sports. Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and sports medicine practitioners will find a thorough review and discussion of the role of vision care in an athlete's performance, as well as practical recommendations for applying current research findings to clinical practice. Contains practical, clinically oriented chapters on visual assessment, prescribing, and ocular injuries in athletes. Takes a task analysis approach allowing the reader to develop solid reasoning skills and evaluate information needed for clinical practice. Includes a new chapter on Assessment and Management of Sports-Related Concussion. Features visual aids throughout including photographs, tables, and boxes to help clarify and visualize important concepts. Addresses sports vision training approaches and updated digital options reflecting the collaboration between athletic trainers, optometrists, and ophthalmologists in helping optimize vision in athletes.