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ERIC Number: EJ819840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1740-8989
Assessment of Secondary School Students' Decision-Making and Game-Play Ability in Soccer
Blomqvist, Minna; Vanttinen, Tomi; Luhtanen, Pekka
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, v10 n2 p107-119 Jun 2005
The purposes of this study were to assess secondary school students' decision-making and game-play ability and to investigate how game understanding, assessed by a standardized video-based test, corresponds to students' decision-making and skill execution ability in actual game play. Students (12, aged 14-15 years) participated in a video-based game understanding test and played three different types of three vs three modified soccer games for ten minutes. All matches were video recorded and analysed using a coding instrument developed for examining the components of game play decision-making and skill execution. The results revealed that the students already had a basic conception of both offensive and defensive game situations. Furthermore, the students' game understanding and game-play ability were found to be related. (Contains 2 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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