Science and Football VI: The Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Science and Football

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Science and Football VIshowcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as football. These include the games of association football, the rugby codes (union and league), and the national codes (American, Australian and Gaelic). The book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football studies, and presents important new work in key areas such as: Biomechanics Sports medicine Paediatric exercise science Match analysis Environmental physiology Physiology of training Fitness assessment Psychology Social sciences Sports scientists, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, medical doctors, psychologists, educational officers and professionals working in the range of football codes will find this in-depth, comprehensive text an essential and up-to-date resource of scientific information for their respective fields. The papers contained within this volume were first presented at The Sixth World Congress on Science and Football, held in January 2007 in Antalya, Turkey. The meeting was held under the auspices of the International Steering Group on Science and Football, a representative member of the World Commission of Science and Sports. Thomas Reilly is Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. He is President of the World Commission of Science and Sports and Chair of the International Steering Group on Science and Football. Feza Korkusuz is Director of the Medical Centre and Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is corresponding editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and is on the International Education Board of Technology and Health Care Journal.

Table of Contents

Preface XIII Introduction XIV T. REILLY and F. KORKUSUZ PART I Introductory keynote address 1 1 Science and football: an update 3T. REILLY PART II Biomechanics 9 2 The biomechanics of football skills 11A. LEES 3 Body segment orientations for curved running in soccer players 16 P. BRICE, N. SMITH and R. DYSON 4 Player perceptions of soccer ball performance 21J. ROBERTS, P. NEILSON, A. HARLAND and R. JONES 5 Development of a mechanical kicking stimulator 25 C.E. HOLMES, R. JONES, A. HARLAND and D. WARD 6 Foot interaction during kicking in Australian Rules Football 30 K. BALL 7 Ball - foot interaction in impact phase of instep soccer kicking 33 H. SHINKAI, H. NUNOME, Y. IKEGAMI and M. ISOKAWA 8 Effect of approach velocity in soccer kicking 38L. B. KRISTENSEN and T. B. ANDERSON 9 Kicking velocity: barefoot kicking superior to shod kicking? 41 T. STERZING, J. KROIHER and E.M. HENNIG 10 Kinematic analysis of high-performance rugby props during scrum training 46 M. SAYERS A study of knuckle effect in football 51 T. ASAI, K. SEO, O. KOBAYASHI and H. NUNOME 12 Ground reaction force of a drop jump on different kinds of artificial turf 56 R. VERHELST, P. MALCOLM, P. VERLEYSEN, J. DEGRIECK, D. DE CLERCQ and R. PHILIPPAERTS 13 Development of a sliding tester 61 R. VERHELST, P. VERLEYSEN, J. DEGRIECK, S. RAMBOUR and G. SCHOUKENS PART III Sports Medicine 67 14 Acute and chronic spinal injuries in soccer 69 O.S. ALTINSoZ, Y.SALCI and F. KORKUSUZ 15 Enthesis pain and height growth velocity curve in junior high school soccer players 74 R. NAKAZAWA, M. SAKAMOTO, T. YAMAJI, K. NAKAGAWA, N. INOMATA, S. SAKURAI and Y. KUSAMA 16 Sports injuries in female soccer players 77 H. HORINO 17 A comparison of injury in professional and non-professional male graduate youth soccer players 80F. LE GALL, C. CARLING and T. REILLY 18 The effect of a succession of matches on the activity profiles of professional soccer players 84 K. ODETOYINBO, B. WOOSTER, and A. LANE 19 Effects of whole-body vibration and PNF stretching on the flexibility and range of movement in elite Australian Rules football players 88 B. HINTON, J. QUINN, M. NEWTON and M. McGUIGAN PART IV Paediatric Exercise Science 93 20 Heart rate and match

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