1st Edition

Science and Football VIII The Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Science and Football

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Science and Football VIII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is by far the most comprehensive collection of current research into football, presenting important new work in key areas such as:

    physiology of training

    performance analysis

    fitness assessment



    injury and rehabilitation

    youth football

    environmental physiology

    psychology in football

    sociological perspectives in football

    Science and Football VIII is an essential resource for all sport scientists, trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, educational officers and professionals working across the football codes.

    Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138947061_oachapter6.pdf



    Part I: Physiology and Sports Medicine

    Training and Testing

    1. Muscle Power training in Soccer

    2. The Application of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Tests to the Soccer Population

    3. Fitness Coaching in an Elite Soccer Team – with Special Focus on Individual-based Approach

    4. Soccer Refereeing Training and Performance

    5. Ball Kicking Dynamics in Football Codes: New Insight for Coaching Cues


    6. Soccer Fitness – Prevention and Treatment of Lifestyle Diseases

    7. The Health Benefits of Rugby-specific Small-sided Games for Sedentary Populations.

    8. Recent Research Findings in Australian Football: Application to other Coodes?

    9. Physiology of Women´s Soccer from Competitive to Recreational Level

    10. Soccer in the Heat – Impact on Physiological Responses, Match-play Characteristics and Recovery


    11. Epidemiology of Rugby Injuries

    12. Prevention of Contact and Non-contact Injuries in Football/Soccer: 20 Years of F-MARC

    13. Eccentric Training as Treatment of Muscle-Tendon Injury

    Part II: Humanities and Social Science

    Social Science

    14. Women’s Soccer – Historical Development and Current Situation in Europe

    15. Development and Voluntarism in Soccer Clubs

    16. The Emergence of the Danish Soccer Fitness Concept

    17. Smart Consumers and Hopeless Romantics

    18. American Football: Ideology and National Identity

    19. Gaelic Football in a Sociological Perspective

    20. Sport Teams as Complex Social Entities: Tensions and Potentials


    21. Flow Experiences in Soccer: The Key to a Successful Physical Activity Intervention?

    22. Coaching Practice and Player Development

    23. Doping in Soccer: A Moral Psychology Perspective



    Jens Bangsbo is Professor in Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Peter Krustrup is Professor in Human Physiology in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Peter Riis Hansen is Consultant Invasive Cardiologist at Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark, and Associate Professor of research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Laila Ottesen is Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

    Gertrud Pfister is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

    Anne-Marie Elbe is Associate Professor for Sport Psychology in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.