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Science and Soccer: Developing Elite Performers
     

Science and Soccer: Developing Elite Performers

by Mark A. Williams (Editor)
 

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Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Science and Soccer is still the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to the physiology, biomechanics and psychology behind the world's most popular sport. Offering important guidance on how science translates into practice, the book examines every key facet of the sport, including:

Overview

Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Science and Soccer is still the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to the physiology, biomechanics and psychology behind the world's most popular sport. Offering important guidance on how science translates into practice, the book examines every key facet of the sport, including:

    • players' anatomy, physiology, psychology and biomechanics
    • principles of training
    • nutrition
    • physical and mental preparation of elite players
    • soccer surfaces and equipment
    • players’ decision-making and skill acquisition
    • coaching and coach education
    • performance analysis
    • talent identification and youth development.

Science and Soccer is a unique resource for students and academics working in sports science. It is also essential reading for all professional support staff working in the game, including coaches at all levels, physiotherapists, club doctors and sport psychologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415672108
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Williams is Professor and Head of Sports Science at Brunel University, London. He has published extensively in the areas related to skill acquisition, expert performance, talent identification and development and performance analysis.

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