Water polo shots notational analysis according to player positions


ÖZKOL M. Z. , TURUNC S., DOPSAJ M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS IN SPORT, cilt.13, ss.734-749, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS IN SPORT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.734-749

Özet

The objective of this study was to examine the offense positions a shot is taken in the field and the ending points of the shots taken from a spot of equal number of defense and offense players (6-6). Matches were recorded (14 match) by a camera and recordings were analyzed by marking and collecting data with notation match analysis method. Repeated measures of ANOVA was used for the statistical analysis. Significant differences were found in 4 of the 6 positions (p3,p4,p5,p6) in shot efficiency (p<0.05). No significant difference was found in shot efficiencies of the five areas (p>0.05). The highest shot efficiency was in P6 (65.35%) and at the overhead (52.52%) in goal. Significant differences were found in 4 of the 6 positions (p1,p3,p5,p6) in goal efficiency (p<0.05). P6 had the highest (27.64%) goal efficiency. P3 was the position with the highest number of shots (140) constituting 30.4% of the total shots (461). 42 (28.2%) of the 149 goal-bound shots depending on the positions were taken from P6. In conclusion, the results of this study show the importance of center players (P6); the number of shot scores from P3 is higher than the other positions. Most players preferred down corners.