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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: players' anatomy, physiology, psychology and biomechanics principles of training nutrition physical and mental preparation of elite players soccer surfaces and equipment players#xE2;#xAC;" 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.