Variables governing the dynamics of attacker-defender systems in team sport

Kennedy, Brooke (2010) Variables governing the dynamics of attacker-defender systems in team sport. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This project was a step forward in the examination and identification of key variables on the perception, decision making and action of team sport athletes through theoretical insights provided by the ecological dynamics perspective. The methodology drew on experiential knowledge of elite coaches to drive further empirical investigation into the specific task, environmental and personal constraints that shape the behaviour of athletes in specific performance contexts. The thesis has provided an effective rationale for further investigation into the emergent perception, decision making and action demanded of athletes in these unpredictable, fluent, fast-paced environments.

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ID Code: 43672
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Davids, Keith & Renshaw, Ian
Keywords: action, affordance, attunement, complex system, control parameter, constraints, decision making, ecological dynamics, interpersonal distance, netball, order parameter, perception, relative velocity, team sport
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Jul 2011 00:24
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2011 00:24

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