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Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte

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CLEMENTE, Filipe Manuel et al. Angular positioning of attacker over the defender in football players. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.3, pp. 523-530. ISSN 1807-5509.

The aim of this study was to analyze the angular amplitudes of the attacker over the defender along the series of practice, trying to see if this parameter contributes to the breakdown of the stability of the attacker-defender dyad. In the study participated 11 players (17.91 ± 1.04 years old) with 8.6 ± 1.52 years of practice. In order to understand the position relationship between the attacker and defender, we calculate the angular positioning between them. For this purpose we considered the 0º angle as the angle between the striker and the defender when they form a perpendicular line to the edge of the field where staying the goal. The results show a regular oscillation by the attacker to seek to unbalance the opponent and that through this action-reaction the attacker tries to find new solutions resulting from the exploitation of the environment and the opponent.

Keywords : Decision making; Interpersonal dynamic; Angular positioning; Football.

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