The nature of game strategy observation in field hockey with respect to selected variables

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Margarite Ann Arrighi (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kate R. Barrett

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency of different types of field hockey strategy observed by individuals with various modes of field hockey experience and to examine the relationship of these observations to experience, knowledge, and visual perception. Three classes of field hockey personnel; namely, coaches, club players, and college players were represented by 44 subjects selected from participants at the Mount Pocono Field Hockey Conference. Coaching, playing, and selecting experience, knowledge of game strategy, and visual perception were ascertained by administering a questionnaire, a knowledge test, and the Group Embedded Figures Test, respectively. Observations of game strategy were obtained via the viewing of a specially-prepared film of field hockey game play. Comments were recorded on audiotape and subsequently transcribed by the investigator onto a Master Code Chart utilizing broad categories representing elements of field hockey game play; namely, spatial relationships, total offense-defense, situation plays, strategic theory, and skill analysis. Observations were further identified as on or off the ball and as related or unrelated to the specified categories of game play.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Field hockey
Field hockey $x Coaching
Visual perception

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