Platforms like Holland Sports and Industry bring together the sporting world, businesses, research institutions and the government in a bid to match foreign demand with Dutch products.
In order to formulate an effective sports policy, the government needs data (key indicators) for example on: The government promotes the collection and sharing of this type of data, since it is useful to municipal and central authorities, the sports sector and other interested parties.
The aim of this Research Topic is to collate applied research from experts within the field of performance analysis in sport.
Therefore, we call upon all researchers to submit their work on any of the following topics:• Performance analysis in female sports.• Sport analytics and big data applied to performance analysis in sport.• New technologies measuring and analysing sport performance.• Non-linear approaches in sport performance.• The importance of reliability and validity of data measurement in performance analysis in sport.• The use of performance indicators in sport.• Performance profiling techniques in sport.• The impact of contextual variables in sport.• Measurement and analysis of physical, technical and tactical behaviours in sport.• Tactics and positional data for performance analysis in sport.• Influences of physical, emotional or psychological stress on sport performance.• The role of the coach on player and team performances.• Performance analysis of referees/officials in sports.• Impact of referee/official’s performance on team/athlete behaviours.
Central government encourages research and innovation in sport.
Its priorities are: These points are set out in the government’s Sports Research Programme, which will be expanded in 2015 to include sports technology.But the number of companies operating in the sports sector is also growing.The Netherlands already has several world market leaders, such as suppliers of sports equipment, synthetic turf and stadium construction.Typical incentives could include innovative materials, new ways of playing a game, adapted sports facilities, or a smartphone app that records the amount of activity a person does each day.Innosport NL, with its Inno Sport Labs, is a joint venture of universities, the business community and the sports world.We invite analytical research on any single sport or across sports or esports that seeks to improve our understanding of the game or strategies for improving a team or a league.Example topics include but are not limited to: We are currently soliciting general submissions for future issues.This Research Topic will concentrate on the analysis of teams’ and players’ performance, and their practical applications.The evolution of this discipline from static analyses (e.g.Sport has significant economic impact through, for example, innovative sports products, events and facilities.The government promotes innovation and sports research with a view to helping elite athletes get better results and promoting participation in sports.