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Sports Science and Soccer offers a series of contemporary insights into the multidisciplinary approach to delivering sports science support (physiology, psychology, performance analysis, sociology) from leading academics and practitioners in elite level professional football.

Each chapter includes a number of practical examples and case studies which demonstrate how the latest scientific research is translated into supporting elite players. Illustrations help you relate to and understand the scientific and practical processes that sports scientists adopt when approaching the planning, delivery and assessment of their work. The book also outlines the challenges that individuals face in integrating sports science support into the performance model of a club.

This book provides a unique series of insights into the important professional and craft skills that are required to gain employment in the football industry, whether as a Fitness and Conditioning Coach, Performance Analyst, Sports Psychologist or Performance Director. This is the first text to present a series of reflections from sports science graduates that have successfully gained employment in the professional football industry.

About the Author

Dr Warren Gregson is Reader in Applied Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has worked as a sports science advisor to Manchester United FC since 2008 and is also involved in directing and supervising a number of research projects in Premier and Football League Clubs and more recently with the FA.
Dr Martin Littlewood is Principal lecturer in Sports Social science and programme Leader in Science and Football at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Martin has worked as a consultant for Bolton Wanderers Football Club and in international cricket.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Part 1: Performance Analysis 1. Match & Motion Analysis; Part 2: Physiology; 2. Physical Preparation; 3. Monitoring ; 4. Fitness Testing; 5. Nutrition ; Part 3: Psychology 6. Mental Skills
7. Counselling Psychology
8. Organisational Psychology/Managing the Performance Environment; Part 4: Sociology 9. Relative Age Effect; 10. Football Culture; Part 5: Case Studies 11. Interviews and reflections with sports science graduates - careers advice; Bibliography; Index

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Littlewood, Martin
Bloomsbury Academic
Gregson, Warren
Coaching - Soccer
Sports Psychology
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
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