Team sport is a type of activity that involves the participation of people, usually a group, in a sports competition. Many different kinds of team sports can be played, including basketball, football, volleyball, hockey, tennis, and golf.
Unlike conventional groups, sport teams are composed of members with a common interest in the same sport and who commit to a set of standards of effort and performance. These norms orient players toward putting forth maximum effort during practice sessions and competitions, in order to achieve success.
In addition to facilitating physical activity, team sport provides a sense of community and helps children develop life skills such as leadership and respect for others. These qualities also transfer to their schoolwork and academic performance.
Metrics for Team Sport
Tracking systems provide athletes with information about their performance, such as the amount of time they spend on each activity or the number of steps taken per minute. This data can be used for a variety of purposes, such as monitoring training load, managing injury risk, and quantifying competition characteristics.
While many metrics are applicable to a range of different team sports, it is important to select the most appropriate ones for each individual sport. For example, in a basketball game, accelerations and decelerations may be more relevant to players at the line of scrimmage than to wide receivers, who have different movement demands due to their positions on the field (e.g., lateral movement to gain position, accelerations to reach opponents, and changes of speed in short distances). These movements may also be more relevant than absolute high-speed running for players on the basketball court, given the limited court size.