Strength and Conditioning for Football

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-08-18
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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This book provides the definitive guide to how strength and conditioning (S&C) can be effectively applied in football, up to the professional level. S&C is well established as a cornerstone of sports science in elite sport, and professional football now includes S&C as a key part in the preparation and training of players, with S&C specialists helping to make players more robust, more efficient, and more explosive.

Applying true S&C expertise to help all players become more effective, this book covers all aspects which contribute to successful practice, including effective communication, the performance model-based approach which underpins the practice, and, of course, practical exercise prescription. This guide deals in much more than a list of exercises. Critical topics such as effective coaching, injury prevention philosophy and practice, and performance enhancement and monitoring are covered in depth.

This book represents a unique resource for both existing and aspiring football S&C coaches as well as sports science graduates. In a developing field, this pioneering text will help to shape and define the role of the S&C coach within the sport.

Author Biography

Mark Jarvis is a specialist S&C coach and has refined his skills in the English Premier League and Champions League as well as UK Athletics and the English Institute of Sport. He is the Performance Lead (Speed & Power and Technical Sports) at the England Institute of Sport.

Table of Contents

Section 1 - Philosophy & Effective Practice \ 1. Introduction \ 2. Team Sport Performance Model \ 3. Systems of Delivery \ Section 2 - Injury Prevention \ 4. Model of Injury Prevention \ 5. Planning Injury Prevention \ 6. Specific Injury Systems - Hamstrings \ 7. Specific Injury Systems - Groins \ 8. Specific Injury Systems - Knees \ Section 3 - Performance Enhancement \ 9. Fundamental Principles of Performance Enhancement \ 10. Speed Enhancement & Running Mechanics \ 11. Improving Speed in the Weight Room \ 12. Upper Body & Trunk Training \ 13. Goalkeepers \ Section 4 - Applied Lessons \ 14.Programming & Planning \ 15.Practical Tools

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