The use of Polar Coordinates in the analysis of motor interaction in football according to the result
Arriaza Ardiles, Enrique
The interactions of a Spanish football team of the Second A (Liga 123) (10 official games) are analyzed, evaluating possible behavioral patterns that appear in a regular way in high level football. Observational methodology was used, by Polar Coordinates Analysis, to discover and evaluate the relationships generated between a considered focal behavior and the different conditioned categories, describing behavioral masses among the players. The matches were observed and recorded with an ad hoc observation instrument. The relations of dual character between the players taken as (focal behaviors) right midfielder and forward and the other players (conditioned conducts) were analyzed. The results showed differences in the relationship established based on the outcome of the match.