Football: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

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Football is America's most spectacular team sport, which is why the gridiron attracts so many athletes. The game, however, is also our most dangerous sport, with more than 448,000 injuries annually to players under the age of fifteen. Sports Injuries: Football details common football injuries and their treatment, with emphasis on how to avoid or minimize such injuries. In Sports Injuries: Football, readers will discover the best equipment for safe, effective training; the importance of pre-exercise stretching; ...

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Overview

Football is America's most spectacular team sport, which is why the gridiron attracts so many athletes. The game, however, is also our most dangerous sport, with more than 448,000 injuries annually to players under the age of fifteen. Sports Injuries: Football details common football injuries and their treatment, with emphasis on how to avoid or minimize such injuries. In Sports Injuries: Football, readers will discover the best equipment for safe, effective training; the importance of pre-exercise stretching; when to consult a medical professional; and how to recover from injury as quickly as possible and stronger than ever. In this book, learn about: The history of football The changing face of the game Warm-up exercises to avoid injuries Protective equipment worn by players How to begin a career in football

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
If you turn on your television on a fall weekend afternoon and begin flipping channels you will invariably encounter the sport of football. Perhaps no other team sport has captured the American psyche as greatly as this sport. The gridiron upon which football is played has assumed an almost legendary aspect. One need only mention names such as Vince Lombardi, Red Grange, or Terry Bradshaw to conjure up memories of a sport that combines physical skill, controlled violence, and near military tactics. In Football author John Wright offers readers some insights into the ways in which the sport is both played and prepared for. This book is part of a larger series entitled "Sports Injuries" and it follows the format that typifies this useful set. In Football the author provides readers with a synopsis of the sport's history, a review of appropriate mental preparatory activities, physical warm up activities, common equipment, and career opportunities in the sport. As is the case with other books in this series readers of Football will come away with a solid grasp of how athletes can better prepare to both excel and participate in a safer manner. This is a practical book and one that readers who either play football or are interested in sports in general will enjoy. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590846322
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Sports Injuries Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,230,161
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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