Footballer Action Tracking and Intervention Using Deep Learning Algorithm.


Yang G(1), Wang L(2), Xu X(3), Xia J(4).
Author information:
(1)School of Physical Education, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004, China.
(2)Institute of Physical Education and Health, Yulin Normal University, Yulin 537000, China.
(3)Department of Physical Education, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan, Hebei 063000, China.
(4)School of Basic Sciences for Aviation, Naval Aviation University, Yantai, Shandong 264001, China.


Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the governing body of the football world cup. The international tournament of football requires extensive training of all football players and athletes. In the training process of footballers, players and coaches recognize the training actions completed by footballers. The training actions are compared with standard actions, calculate losses, and scientifically intervene in the training processes. This intervention is important for better results during the training sessions. Coaches must determine and confirm that every action performed by the footballers meets the minimum standards. It is because the actions of individual players are performed quickly; as a result, the coach's eye may not produce accurate results as human activities are prone to errors. Therefore, this paper designs and develops a footballer's motion and gesture recognition and intervention algorithm using a convolutional neural network (CNN). In this proposed algorithm, initially, texture features and HSV features of the footballer's posture image are extracted and then a dual-channel CNN is constructed. Each characteristic is extracted separately, and the output of the dual-channel network is combined. Finally, the obtained results are passed from a fully connected CNN to estimate and construct the posture image of the footballer. This article performs experimental testing and comparative analysis on a wide range of data and also conducts ablation studies. The experimental work shows that the proposed algorithm achieves better performance results.