Science and Football (Routledge Revivals)

Proceedings of the first World Congress of Science and Football Liverpool, 13-17th April 1987

Edited by Tom Reilly, Adrian Lees, Keith Davids, W. J. Murphy

© 1988 – Routledge

652 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1988, this book contains edited and revised papers presented at the first World Congress of Science and Football.

Held under the auspices of the International Council of Sport, Science, and Physical Education, the Congress was a unique gathering of international scientists researching into football and practitioners professionally involved in the many football codes. American football, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules, Gaelic football and national variations of these games are all covered in depth, in both amateur and professional systems.

Nutrition, biomechanics, equipment, physiology, sociology, psychology, coaching, management, training, tactics, strategy are among the main subject areas the contributors cover. With over 22 countries represented and with players, managers and coaches involved as well as academics the book represents a truly international, comprehensive and practical picture of contemporary football.

Table of Contents

1. Common Threads: Opening Keynote Address 2. Nutrition 3. Physiology of Match-Play 4. Physiology of Football Training 5. Fitness Test Profiles of Footballers 6. Medical and Environmental Aspects of Football 7. Match Analysis: Strategic Aspects 8. Match Analysis: World Cup Soccer 1986 9. Biomechanics and Football Equipment 10. Biomechanics of Football Skills 11. Psychological Aspects of Football Skills 12. Stress and Psychological Attributes 13. Sociological Aspects of Football Violence 14. Management and Coaching

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