Centre Passes in the UK Netball Super League

Pulling, C., Eldridge, D. and Lomax, J. (2016) Centre Passes in the UK Netball Super League. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 16 (1). pp. 389-400. ISSN 1474-8185

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The aim of this study was to analyse the direction of turn when players received a centre pass in netball and the subsequent possession sequence. A total of 500 centre passes were analysed from seven UK Netball Super League matches. Variables that were explored included: turning direction when receiving a centre pass; court areas in which centre passes were received; pass successfulness following a centre pass and the amount of passes following a centre pass that led to a shooting opportunity. There was no significant difference between the type of turn when receiving a centre pass and the success of the following pass (χ²2 = 1.469, p = 0.480). However, there were a number of significant differences between the types of turn used in different areas of the court when receiving the ball from a centre pass. This suggests that players are more likely to use a particular turn in certain areas of the court when receiving a centre pass. Future research should explore defensive tactics and the movement of the attacking players from centre passes.

Publication Type: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Notational analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Area > Physical Education
Depositing User: Craig Pulling
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 14:22
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 12:06
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1799

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