Normative Profiles of Sports Performance
Performance indicators in sport are not stable properties of individual competitors or teams and a single athlete's (or team's) performance will vary from match to match. For this reason, Hughes, Evans and Wells (2001) developed a technique for determining "normative profiles in performance analysis". This paper proposes an alternative technique that represents not only the typical performance of a team or individual but also the spread of performances. The technique also relates the set of performance indicators for a team or individual to normative data for a relevant population of teams or individuals. This provides a useful means of interpreting sports performance data. Grand Slam singles tennis is used as an example of the application of the proposed technique for determining a normative profile of a team's or individual's performance. It is recognised that the mean value for each performance indicator within the typical performance is critically important information that should be supported by rather than replaced by percentile bandings.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 June 2005