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Influence of the efficacy values in counterattack and defensive adjustment on the condition of winner and loser in male and female water polo.

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Abstract:

This study has pursued to find the efficacy values in the playing microsituations in the counterattack and in the defensive adjustment and to analyse the relation between these and the condition of winner or loser. We analysed the matches of the 10th World Championship of Water polo which did not ended in a draw. Playing microsituations in the counterattack and in the defensive adjustment were evaluated by means of coefficients, obtaining efficacy values. Differences were revealed in male category in the following coefficients: possibility (p=.025), concretion (p=.006), definition (p=.029) and precision (p=.047). In female category differences were found in the following coefficients: possibility, concretion, definition, resolution and precision (p=.000) and accuracy (p=.001); taking as reference a value of p <.05. To conclude with, we can say that in eight, in male category, and twelve, in female category, out of the fourteen efficacy coefficients proposed for evaluating the playing microsituations in the counterattack and defensive adjustment in water polo, there are significant differences between the condition of winner or loser.

Keywords: COUNTERATTACK; DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENT; EFFICACY; LOSER; WATER POLO; WINNER

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2007

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