Vasile D.N. FIRITEANU Lecturer, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, West University of Timişoara
The main purpose of game anaiysis is to provide the coach with information about the team or the individual performances. This way, the coach as well as the players, noticing the former performances, obtain detailed information about the aspects of the game that could be improved. Nine games have been analysed, on three different age groups (under 12, under 14, under 15). Three games of each age group have been analysed. The specific instructions given to the goalkeepers about the team’s tactic or the weather conditions are not available in this study. For the anaiysis of every game, a specific system of manual notes has been developed. Concisely, the short throws, like passes and throws (under the arm, as well as over the arm) are more successful than the long throws, in the matter of keeping possession as well as producing passes. Accordingly, the short throws that lead to longer successions of passes, tend to lead to improvements in the players’ technical abilities. Although, the implications for coaches have been underlined as follows, they have to be aware of the specific value of this type of throws and encourage their use when it is required.
Key words: goalkeeper, practice, football, jump, reaction speed