First class cricket coaches’ perceptions and utilisation of performance analysis within elite cricket

Burrows, Will (2017) First class cricket coaches’ perceptions and utilisation of performance analysis within elite cricket. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine professional cricket coaches’ perceptions and utilisation of performance analysis within elite cricket. Three cricket coaches, with a least five years’ coaching experience working with professional players, were interviewed to explore how different coaches perceived performance analysis and how the process of performance analysis varied depending on the coaches’ views and understanding. The overall results of the study found the use of performance analysis had developed immensely over the last ten years and that the coaches felt building strong relationships with the performance analysts and the players is vital in order to benefit from effective performance analysis. Furthermore, coaches were eager to utilise performance analysis as it provided the players with objective feedback, and themselves with objective data, collected from both training and competition. It was also found however, that coaches were still slightly sceptical of the reliability of some of the match analysis that is given to them, and felt that in order to develop further, performance analysis would need to provide more reliable data. As a result of this study, more research should be conducted exploring the reliability of the data that is collected for professional sporting environments of all sports. Obviously, the greater the reliability of the data, the more effective the analysis can become.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 15:24
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 15:24
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3161

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