© 2006 – Routledge
208 pages | 79 B/W Illus.
Physical training is a key part of preparing to play soccer (football) at any level, but organising a genuinely effective training programme requires both an understanding the physiological principles involved and a practical knowledge of the demands of the game.
This book provides clear guidelines, an evidence base and a theoretical framework for proven effective soccer training.
Clear explanations of the physiological concepts and sport science research evidence are given throughout, and the book contains many examples to illustrate the training principles in practice. This is an essential text for students of the game and a valuable resource for coaches, physical trainers and sport scientists working in soccer (football).
1. The Training Process 2. The Football Context 3. Warming Up and Warming Down 4. Strength and Power Training 5. Aerobic Training 6. Anaerobic Training 7. Alternative Training Methods 8. Recovery from Exercise 9. Training for Different Environments 10. Evaluation of Training 11. Life-style and Long-term Development