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Title Football biomechanics / edited by Hiroyuki Nunome, Ewald Hennig and Neal Smith
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge research in football ; 3
Routledge research in football ; 3
Summary "Football Biomechanics explores the latest knowledge of this core discipline in sport science across all codes of the sport. Encompassing a variety of styles, including original scientific studies, syntheses of the latest research, and position statements, the text offers readers the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference of the underlying mechanics of high-level football performance.The book is divided into five parts, covering fundamental football actions, the biomechanics of direct free kicks, footwear, biomechanical considerations in skill acquisition and training, and artificial turf. It bridges the gap between theory and practice in a variety of key areas such as:ball kicking mechanics (in soccer and other football codes)ball impact dynamicsaerodynamics of ball flightspecial techniques (such as the 'knuckle ball shot') by world-famous playersthe efficacy and development of footwear biomechanical and motor performance differences between female and male soccer playersartificial turf from an injury and a performance perspective.Made up of contributions from leading experts from around the world, Football Biomechanics is a vital resource for researchers and practitioners working in all football codes, and useful applied reading for any sport science student with an interest in football."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 15, 2018)
Subject Biomechanics.
Human mechanics.
Soccer -- Kicking.
Soccer -- Physiological aspects.
Synthetic sporting surfaces -- Safety measures.
Form Electronic book
Author Hennig, E. (Ewald), editor
Nunome, Hiroyuki, editor
Smith, Neal, 1972- editor
LC no. 2017047057
ISBN 131563855X (electronic bk.)
1317271378 (electronic bk.)
9781315638553 (electronic bk.)
9781317271376 (electronic bk.)