Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Video analysis as an instrument in juvenile soccer training

Daniela Tursi, Salvatore Napolitano, Loris Polidoro, Gaetano Raiola



In the Soccer, one of the most important variables to execute an effective action, it is the time needed by the athlete to complete his own movement (Nicoletti and Borghi,2007). The objective of this work is to verify if a systematic approach of "modeling" (Bandura, 1997) on a sample, using video analysis and field activities, lead to significant changes in the control group, for technical skills learning in children 9-10 years playing Soccer. Both groups were videotaped in the execution of three technical gestures (guide, control and shooting) and evaluated, through a grid created “ad hoc” by the technician, every three months. The data in the three phase evaluations (input, on going and final) and their analysis and comparison with data from the control group, showed a significant positive difference between the sample group and the control group (+7%). In particular, the third phase showed a minor improvement (+2%) compared to improvement between the first and second phase in the sample group (+7.4%), while a substantial balance between the control group (+2%). The experiment confirms the hypothesis and show the incidence of the use of video analysis as a tool for teaching and assessment of technical fundamentals in soccer game, giving great importance of "ideomotor" system to learn and refine the motor skills.




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