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DOI:10.1007/BF02915925
Web URL(s):https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2FBF02915925.pdf#page=24
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Author(s):Young, C.; Fleming, P. R.; Dixon, N; Jones, R.; Roberts, J. R.
Author Affiliation:Young, Fleming, and Dixon: Department of Civil and Building Engineering; Jones and Roberts: Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Title:Correlating playing performance tests with human perceptions for synthetic field hockey pitches
Section:Abstracts from the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport: Shoes and surfaces
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Meeting Info.:Davis, California: September 13-16, 2004
Source:Sports Engineering. Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2004, p. 220.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Oxford, England]: Blackwell Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Artificial turf; Field hockey pitches; Performance factors; Player perceptions
Abstract/Contents:"A players comfort and confidence with the playing surface is essential to their ability to perform effectively. Awareness of players' requirements for a surface will aid both the design and construction of future pitch installations. The FIH, the international governing body, has a series of playing performance tests to meet a minimum standard. However, these tests have a large acceptable range which can lead to considerable differences between pitches. Consequently in the UK, at the elite level, there are many inconsistencies with regard to the pitch design specifications. From anecdotal evidence it has been suggested that players are able to identify differences between pitches of a similar build and design. This paper reviews an approach to measure the perceptions of field hockey players and from the outcomes develops a questionnaire. A programme of playing performance tests for six 'global' standard field hockey pitches are also included. Correlations between the field test data and players' requirements are highlighted and discussed. The findings show that players were able to identify significant differences between (similar) pitches. The 'ideal' or preferred playing characteristics were obtained along with their relative importance. The surface pace and ball rebound height were the most important pitch characteristics to the player. These are discussed in relation to pitch design, and recommendations made to improve the current situation."
Language:English
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Young, C., P. R. Fleming, N. Dixon, R. Jones, and J. R. Roberts. 2004. Correlating playing performance tests with human perceptions for synthetic field hockey pitches. Sports Engineering. 7(4):p. 220.
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02915925
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    Last checked: 10/05/2017
    Notes: Item is within a single large file
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