Women's Soccer: Using Science to Improve Speed

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The only book that shows an analysis of a variety of women soccer players' running and cutting actions and then goes on to explain how they can most effectively be learned and improved.

After detailing how the body works in specific skills used in soccer, the book then explains specific technique and strength exercises that duplicate the joint actions. It teaches players how specifity of strength and flexibility exercises can improve a soccer player's running and cutting ...

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Overview

The only book that shows an analysis of a variety of women soccer players' running and cutting actions and then goes on to explain how they can most effectively be learned and improved.

After detailing how the body works in specific skills used in soccer, the book then explains specific technique and strength exercises that duplicate the joint actions. It teaches players how specifity of strength and flexibility exercises can improve a soccer player's running and cutting actions. The exercises detailed within these pages make it possible to learn and correct technique so that a player can improve her performance very quickly.

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Editorial Reviews

Women's Fitness International
The book includes clear descriptions of specialized exercises to improve speed, strength, flexibility, speed of movement, reaction time and technique to improve playing ability. It is uniquely aimed at the female athlete and well worth the $16.95 retail price.
VOYA
Specific exercises are discussed in great detail, all for the enhancement of the most essential soccer skills—running and cutting. According to the zealous author, once these two motions are perfected, better game play virtually is guaranteed. Chapter after chapter offers minute movements toward the goal of most effective running and cutting. For example, in the "Specialized Explosive Exercises" chapter, Yessis defines the correct takeoff and landing postures and continues with approximately eighteen different drills to maximize leaps, cuts, and any directional changes during play. Recommended exercises include both on-the-field practice and strength/weight training. The photos of female players that accompany the text will enhance understanding of the specified motions. Also included are chapters on the most common mistakes in soccer conditioning, nutrition for players, and women's issues regarding athleticism. Serious soccer players and coaches—male or female—will get further insight into exercises they already practice, but they might be put off by the extreme technicality of the language. The photos included in the galley are dark and blurry. If the quality of the figures is not improved for publication, the book's use will be greatly diminished. Photos. VOYA CODES:3Q 1P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects;No YA will read unless forced to for assignments;Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12;Adult and Young Adult). 2001, Wish Publishing, 224p, $16.95 Trade pb. Ages 15 to Adult. Reviewer:Elaine McGuire—VOYA, December 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930546493
  • Publisher: Wish Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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