Soccer | Breakdowns and Reports

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Hudl Assist follows the rules and statistician manual of NCAA sports

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Attacking


Goal

An offensive player who either kicks or heads the ball into the goal is awarded a goal.

Assist

An assist is not necessarily credited to a player who makes a pass before a goal. There should be a conscious effort on the part of the passer to find an open player for a shot or to help a player work free for a shot.

Shot

A shot is an attempt that is taken with the intent of scoring and is directed toward the goal.

Shot: On Target

A shot on goal is a shot that is on the net. The results of a shot on goal must be either a save by the goalkeeper or defending team or a goal by the attacking team.

Shot: Off Target

A shot that hits the post or crossbar, (or is wide or above the goal) without being deflected by a goalkeeper or defender and does not cross the goal line is not a shot on goal.

Cross

A cross is a long kick from a wide position into the penalty area in front of the goal. The intent of a cross is to set up a scoring opportunity for an attacking player

Things to Note:

  • Due to video angle/quality shots, goals or assists may be tagged as “unknown athletes”.
  • The player who took the initial shot (even if a teammate or a defensive player “accidentally” deflected the ball in) is still awarded the shot.
  • Assists are subjective tags and may not be consistent with the coach’s definition.
  • A cross or crossing pass is not considered a shot.

Defense


Blocked Shots

A blocked shot is awarded to a defensive player who stops the shot that would have otherwise gone into the goal.

Saved Shots

A save is awarded to a goalkeeper only if a shot otherwise would have gone into the goal. A goalkeeper can be credited with a save without catching the ball. If the goalkeeper blocks the ball or punches it wide or over the goal, that goalkeeper can be credited with a save, provided the ball would have otherwise gone into the goal.

Goalkeeping


GoalKeeper Punts

A ball kicked by the goal­keep­er out of their hands (drop­kick), after the goal­keep­er picks up the ball.

GoalKeeper Throws

A pass by the goal­keep­er where the ball is thrown by hand. A throw can be made with one or two hands. A throw can be an over­hand throw or under­hand roll/throw.

Things to Note:

  • Blocked and Saved shots are recorded for the team only.
  • A cross ball that was meant as a pass but stopped by the goalie, otherwise entering the goal, will be counted as a save.
  • Defensive stats are tracked at the team level only.

Possessions


Time of Possession

Time of possession is defined as the total amount of time a team possesses the ball.

Count of Possession

The number of possessions is defined as the total amount of times a team possesses the ball.

Count of Transition

Count of Transition is the count of how many times a team regains possession of the ball.

Possession Percentage

Possession Percentage is the percentage of the total time of possession.

Things to Note:

  • This can be subjective due to camera angle/quality and speed/level of play.
  • During any loose ball situation, maintain possession with the original team that had possession until the opponent gains clear control of the ball.
  • Possessions are tracked at the team level only.

Infringements


Offsides

A player is in an offside position if he or she is nearer to the opponent’s end line than the ball, unless:

  • The player is in his or her own half of the field of play (including the halfway line)
  • The player is not closer to the opponent’s end line than at least two opponents.

Fouls

When a player/team is in violation of the rules against their opponent. This can lead to; a free kick, penalty kick, and potential removal of a player in violation of rules.

Things to Note:

  • Fouls are not documented, specifically, in the NCAA statisticians manual or rules.
  • Due to video angle/quality, offsides and fouls may be missed.
  • Infringements are tracked at the team level only.

Set Pieces


Corner Kicks

A corner kick is taken by a member of the attacking team when the ball passes completely over the end line, either in the air or on the ground, having last been played by a member of the defending team.

Free Kicks

A free-kick is taken to resume play after play has been stopped by the referee. The kick is taken by a member of the team against which the offense is committed and is taken from the point where the infraction occurred.

Penalty Kicks

A penalty kick is awarded for any infringement of the rules by the defending team within the penalty area that is penalized by a direct free kick. The ball must be in play when the infringement is committed in order for a penalty kick to be awarded.

Throw-Ins

A throw-in is taken to put the ball back into play after it has passed completely over a touch line, either on the ground or in the air.

Things to Note:

  • Set Pieces are tracked at the team level only.
  • Due to video angle/quality set pieces may be missed.
  • Indoor soccer games that restart with a “pass in” will still be marked as a throw-in.

Passing


Pass

A pass is given to a player when they successfully kick the ball to their teammate without interruption by an opponent.

Team Passing Strings

Team Passing Strings

The count of all pass strings with 3 or more consecutive passes.

3-5 Passing Strings

The count of all pass strings with 3-5 consecutive passes.

6 + Passing Strings

The count of all pass strings with 6 or more consecutive passes.

Average Pass String

The average pass string length.

Pass Attempts

Pass Attempts

The total count of all pass attempts within the game.

Successful Pass

The total count of all successful passes.

Unsuccessful Pass

The total count of all unsuccessful passes.

Location by Thirds

Pass Attempts Attacking Third

The total count of all pass attempts in the Attacking Third.

Successful Pass Attacking Third

The total count of all successful passes in the Attacking Third.

Unsuccessful Attempts Attacking Third

The total count of all unsuccessful passes in the Attacking Third.

Pass Successful Percentage in the Attacking Third

The percentage of successful passes in the Attacking Third.

Pass Attempts Middle Third

The total count of all pass attempts in the Middle Third.

Successful Pass Middle Third

The total count of all successful passes in the Middle Third.

Unsuccessful Attempts Middle Third

The total count of all unsuccessful passes in the Middle Third.

Pass Successful Percentage in the Middle Third

The percentage of successful passes in the Middle Third.

Pass Attempts Defensive Third

The total count of all pass attempts in the Defensive Third.

Successful Pass Defensive Third

The total count of all successful passes in the Defensive Third.

Unsuccessful Attempts Defensive Third

The total count of all unsuccessful passes in the Defensive Third.

Pass Successful Percentage in the Defensive Third

The percentage of successful passes in the Defensive third.

Things to Note:

  • Passes are not defined in the NCAA Soccer Statisticians manual.
  • Pass location can be subjective due to camera angle/quality.
  • A pass is a subjective tag.