Thought this glossary was of interest.
The Contested Possesion stat seems to be the buzz word around here and I thought two elements of this were of interest.
The first one is the “loose-ball get” which I think players like Martin, Danger, Pendles and Sloane would be the best exponents of it. Something that doesn’t require body mass or the requirement to put your head over the ball.
The second one is the “Frees for” which would have a huge influence on Selwood who is recognised as a contested beast but somebody who also wins a lot of frees.
Below are the definitons of all the key stats used by Champion Data. Note, we have left the self-explanatory stats blank.
Using deception as the ball carrier to beat an opponent, by sidestepping or feigning disposal.
A minor score, as judged by the goal umpire. Behinds are worth one point to a team’s total score.
Creating a behind by getting the ball to a teammate either via a disposal, knock-on, ground kick or hit-out, or by winning a free kick before the advantage is paid to the goal scorer.
Effectively shepherding an opponent out of a contest to the benefit of a teammate.
Evading a tackle attempt by an opponent and legally disposing of the ball in space.
Handballs that give possession directly to the opposition.
Kicks that give possession directly to the opposition.
Credited to the player who has the first effective disposal in a chain that clears the stoppage area, or an ineffective kick or clanger kick that clears the stoppage area.
CONTESTED KNOCK ON
Using the hand to knock the ball to a teammate’s advantage rather than attempting to take possession from a contested situation.
When a player takes a mark under physical pressure of an opponent or in a pack.
CONTESTED MARK FROM OPP
CONTESTED MARK FROM TEAM
A possession which has been won when the ball is in dispute. Includes looseball-gets, hardball-gets, contested marks, gathers from a hit-out and frees for.
A type of groundball-get that is won by a player at ground level after a marking contest. The player must not be involved in the original contest. Crumbing Possessions can be either hardball or looseball-gets.
Legally getting rid of the ball, via a handball or kick.
A handball to a teammate that hits the intended target.
A kick of more than 40 metres to a 50/50 contest or better for the team or a kick of less than 40 metres that results in the intended target retaining possession.
The initial possession that follows a stoppage, including a looseball-get, hardball-get, intended ball-get (gather), free kick or ground kick.
When an infringement occurs resulting in the opposition receiving a free kick from the umpires.
When a player is interfered with and is awarded a free kick by the umpires.
Possessions that were a result of a teammate deliberately directing the ball in the player’s direction, via a hit-out, disposal or knock-on, excluding marks and handball receives. Gathers from a hit-out are contested possessions the rest are uncontested.
GATHER FROM HIT-OUT
A possession gained from a teammate’■■■■■-out to advantage. Counted as a contested possession.
A major score, as judged by the goal umpire. Worth six points to a team’s total score.
Creating a goal by getting the ball to a teammate either via a disposal, knock-on, ground kick or hitout, or by winning a free kick before the advantage is paid to the goal scorer.
GROUND BALL GET
Contested possessions won at ground level, excluding free kicks. Groundball gets can either be hardball gets or looseball gets.
A deliberate kick without taking possession that gains either significant distance from the point of contact or an uncontested possession for a teammate.
Disposing of the ball by hand.
A disputed ball at ground level under direct physical pressure or out of a ruck contest, resulting in an opportunity to effect a legal disposal.
Knocking the ball out of a ruck contest following a stoppage with clear control, regardless of which side wins the following contest at ground level.
Winning clear possession of the ball from the opposition ruck’■■■■■-out.
A hit-out that directly results in an opponent’s possession.
HIT-OUT TO ADVANTAGE
A hit-out that reaches an intended teammate.
Holding the ball in when the umpire calls for a ball up.
INEFFECTIVE GROUND KICK
Ground kicks that are not advantageous to the team, but do not directly turn the ball over to the opposition.
Handballs that are not advantageous to the team, but do not directly turn the ball over to the opposition.
Kicks that are not advantageous to the team, but do not directly turn the ball over to the opposition.
Moving the ball from the midfield into the forward zone. Excludes multiple entries within the same chain of possession.
INSIDE 50 TARGET
Recorded when a player inside the forward 50 is clearly the sole target of a teammate’s kick into the forward 50. The inside 50 target player will be recorded regardless of the outcome of the kick.
When a player kicks the ball back into play after an opposition behind. Kick-ins are regarded as a function of the team and do not count as kicks, although they are similarly graded for quality.
KICK INSIDE 50
When a player records an inside 50 for his team by kicking the ball from the midfield zone into the forward line.
KICK LONG ADVANTAGE
A long kick that results in an uncontested possession by a teammate. If an error is made by the player ‘receiving’ the kick, a ‘kick long to advantage’ is still recorded for the player kicking the ball.
When a player uses his hand to knock the ball to a teammate’s advantage rather than attempting to take possession within his team’s chain of play.
A kick of more than 40 metres to a 50/50 contest or better for the team.
A disputed ball at ground level not under direct physical pressure that results in an opportunity to record a legal disposal.
When a player cleanly catches (is deemed to have controlled the ball for sufficient time) a kicked ball that has travelled more than 15 metres without anyone else touching it or the ball hitting the ground.
MARK FROM OPP KICK
MARK ON LEAD
An uncontested mark taken after outsprinting an opponent.
MARK PLAY ON
Playing on immediately without retreating behind the mark.
Attempted tackles that are missed, allowing the ball carrier to break into space.
ONE ON ONE CONTEST DEFENDER
Being isolated in a one-on-one contest as the defender.
ONE ON ONE CONTEST TARGET
Being isolated in a one-on-one contest as the target of the kick.
OUT ON THE FULL
Moving the ball from the defensive zone into the midfield.
An uncontested possession that is the result of a teammate’s handball.
RUCK HARDBALL GET
Taking possession of the ball directly out of the ruck.
Touching the ball to the ground, either directly or via a bounce, to allow a player to avoid being penalised for running too far.
Creating a score by getting the ball to a teammate either via a disposal, knock-on, ground kick or hitout, or by winning a free kick before the advantage is paid to the goal scorer.
A kick of less than 40 metres that results in the intended target retaining possession. Does not include kicks that are spoiled by the opposition.
SHOT AT GOAL
Suppressing an opposition disposal by either changing the trajectory of the ball immediately after the disposal or by blocking the disposal altogether.
Knocking the ball away from a marking contest preventing an opponent from taking a mark.
SPOIL GAINING POSSESSION
Spoils directed straight to a teammate.
Spoils directed straight to an opposition player.
Using physical contact to prevent an opponent in possession of the ball from getting an effective disposal.
Winning possession of the ball uncontested at ground level.
Marks taken under no physical pressure from an opponent. Includes marks taken on a lead and from opposition kicks.
UNCONTESTED MARK FROM OPP
UNCONTESTED MARK FROM TEAM
Possessions gained whilst under no physical pressure, either from a teammate’s disposal or an opposition’s clanger kick. Includes handball receives, uncontested marks (including lead marks) and intended ball gets from a disposal.