FROM THE ANALYSIS TO THE FIELD: THE IMPORTANCE OF GAME ANALYSIS IN TODAY’S FUTBOL
The game analysis is one of the most relevant aspects in modern day football. The process of analyzing and data collection can be about rivals, players and even regarding your own team.
From MBP, we understand that the observational analysis should follow some previous established steps and sort them in a orderly fashion, this is where the analyst can focus focus on each of the four phases of play to then go more in depth in the different moments of play in each of play of the phases with each of their characteristics.
Once we have analyzed and have gathered all of the information what should you do with all the information analyzed ?
The next step once the information has been gathered it must then be filtered in the the parameters analyzed and highlight the most important ones according to the needs of the team.
Then, once it has been filtered, all the information collected must be transmitted to the field of play. This step will be carried out through the methodological patterns.
These methodological patterns are the decisions that will be made at a structural and dynamic level (depending on what had been analyzed) to face the rival in question on the next competition dates.
Within this information transfer process, the following two questions should be taken into consideration:
- What have we observed?
- How does this help us?
Once the answer to the two previous questions is obtained, the coach and coaching staff will be able to figure our how to transfer all the information collected to the team.
In this last point, it must be taken into consideration that all the information previously analyzed will be a tool in the form of help within the training process and match plan. This may then directly affect the team’s game model, modifying some structures, and principles and sub-principles of the game, with the aim of adapting to the possible scenario that the team may encounter and being able to perform better in competition.