The Evolution of Sporting Strategies

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  author =       "Simon Raik and Bohdan Durnota",
  title =        "The Evolution of Sporting Strategies",
  journal =      "Complexity International",
  year =         "1995",
  volume =       "2",
  month =        apr,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISSN =         "1320-0682",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "This paper describes CoacH, an evolutionary simulator
                 developed to investigate strategies for teams in a
                 competitive environment, and discusses some of the
                 issues surrounding the evolution of co-operation among
                 team members. As its title suggests, CoacH is a
                 simulator of sporting environments, as these possess
                 the required motivations for such behaviour and have
                 the potential to benefit the real sporting world. In
                 addition to describing CoacH, this paper describes two
                 applications illustrating the potential and value of
                 the system. It examines co-operation within a
                 simplified model of the game of volleyball in which
                 co-operation emerged in the form of players passing the
                 ball between them in order to control it for an
                 effective offensive hit. Each player learnt a
                 specialised skill which, in close harmony with the
                 other team member's skills, provided the team with a
                 strategy not unlike those used by real volleyball
                 players. Some preliminary experiments were also carried
                 out to investigate communication among team members.",

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