The Effectiveness of Tablet-Based Application as a Medium for Feedback in Performance Analysis during a Competitive Match in Elite Soccer

Rabiu Muazu Musa, Mohamad Razali Abdullah, Ahmad Bisyri Husin Musawi Maliki, Norlaila Azura Kosni, Siti Musliha Mat-Rashid, Aleesha Adnan, Norzulaika Alias, Vijayamurugan Eswaramoorthi


Tablet based application (TBA) has been shown to be useful in evaluating soccer players’ performance. However, a study investigating the ability of the application as a medium for feedback is desirable. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of TBA as a medium for feedback in real time at half-time interim of a competitive match in improving the performance of soccer players. StatWatch application was installed on a tablet phone and used as a device for data collection. Eleven performance analysts were recruited to assist in the data collection such that each performance analysts covered a particular player during the game. Players Performances were assessed based on performance parameters relevant to the demand of the game. Data were collected as the game progressed, and information was transmitted to the controller of the analysis before being relayed to the chief coach at the half time interval of the match. Matches of the club for eight weeks were analysed. One-way repeated measure ANOVA was used to assess the progress of the team in between the first and second halves of the matches played. The result shows improvement on the performances of the club at the second halves of the eight matches played (F (1, 14.10) = 8.94, p < .05). A follow-up test demonstrates a significant progress on the overall team performance from week1 to week 8, p > 0.001. TBA appeared to be a useful medium for providing feedback at a first half interval of a competitive match for improving the performance of soccer players during the subsequent. 


Tablet based application, Competitive match, Feedback, Notational analysis, Soccer

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