Football, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Guess McKerley
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 0737765275
  • ISBN-13: 9780737765274
  • DDC: 796.332
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This new title in the Science behind Sports series provides an in-depth look at the scientific principles involved in the game of football. The text includes a discussion of the types of exercises trainers use to build overall strength and to build the strength and skills for certain positions. The author explains the laws of motion that determine how the ball moves when passed, punted, kicked, or caught, as well as how velocity, momentum and mass determine the outcome of a tackle. The author also talks about equipment and how it protects players, and what types of injuries occur when it doesn't. The nutritional needs of football players and how their bodies respond to training are discussed, as well as the psychological aspects of winning and losing.

Features and Benefits

  • Each volume in the series focuses on one sport and opens with a brief look at the featured sport’s origins, history and changes to rules, equipment, or techniques.
  • Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
  • The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout the volume.