chapter  4
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Decision-Making in Team Sports

Game play intelligence is the result of a combination of flair, resourcefulness, vigilant attention, a sense of opportunity, and so on. Based on this description, emphasis is always put on “practical efficiency” to attain success during game play. A player’s practical efficiency must be flexible to adapt to constant, varying game situations. Instead of developing one model that will constitute a norm for his or her game play action, a player should focus on the flow of play and the play configuration at hand to detect its coherence and to profile its evolution. One has to detect favorable factors within a given configuration of play and base onesself upon the situation’s potential to try and take advantage of it.