Science and Soccer

Science and Soccer

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qNow in a fully revised and updated third edition, Science and Soccer is still the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to the physiology, biomechanics and psychology behind the world's most popular sport. Offering important guidance on how science translates into practice, the book examines every key facet of the sport, with a particular focus on the development of elite performers. The topics covered include: - anatomy, physiology, psychology and biomechanics; - principles of training; - nutrition; - physical and mental preparation; - playing surfaces and equipment; - decision-making and skill acquisition; - coaching and coach education; - performance analysis; - talent identification and youth development. Science and Soccer: Developing Elite Performers is a unique resource for students and academics working in sports science. It is essential reading for all professional support staff working in the game, including coaches at all levels, physiotherapists, conditioning specialists, performance analysts, club doctors and sport psychologistsq--Developing Elite Performers A. Mark Williams ... The numerous difficulties encountered when using original manual motion analysis techniques to measure physical performance in match-play (see Reilly and Thomas, ... AMISCO Pro and Prozone 3 (Table 10.1) are considered to be the pioneer player tracking systems.

Title:Science and Soccer
Author:A. Mark Williams
Publisher:Routledge - 2013


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