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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Football (Soccer)

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Football (Soccer)

Björn Ekblom (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-632-03328-7

Jul 1994, Wiley-Blackwell

240 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Soccer has been written primarily for team trainers, coaches and athletes involved in the game, but should also be of interest to doctors and other health professionals involved in the treatment of soccer players. The coverage is comprehensive, with chapters on every aspect of the game from tactics to nutrition, and from the history of soccer to injury treatment and prevention. Special chapters deal with the female soccer player, the referee, and the goalkeeper and the role of the team physician.
List of contributors.



The history of soccer.

The evolution of soccer tactics.

Motion characteristics.

Physiological demands.

Biomechanical aspects.

Physiological profile of the player.

The female player.

The referee.

Evaluation of physical performance.

Physical conditioning.

Nutritional aspects.

The team physician.


Locomotoric injuries in young players.

The goalkeeper; Injury prevention.

Medical aspects of peak performance.



* a new volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series, produced in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee * comprehensive coverage from physiological demands of soccer to nutrition and injury prevention