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Science in Soccer


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Foreword by Sir Alex Ferguson; Foreword by Stuart Baxter; Introduction; Part 1; Chapter 1: Shaping the Performance Culture; Chapter 2: Delivering Applied Sports Psychology Support in Professional Football Academies; Chapter 3: Sports Psychology Support at First-Team Levels in the English Premier League; Part 2; Chapter 4: Physical Preparation of Elite Soccer Players; Chapter 5: Prevention with Treatment and Rehabilitation; Chapter 6: Fitness Assessment in Football; Chapter 7: Monitoring Player Load and Fatigue Status; Chapter 8: Nutrition for Soccer; Part 3; Chapter 9: The Development of Players; Chapter 10: Performance Analysis in Professional Football; Part 4; Chapter 11: Practitioner Reflections from Industry; Postscript; Index

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Written by two leading football academics and practitioners, this authoritative, accessible text explores the important role sports science plays in professional football.

About the Author

Warren Gregson is Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Football Exchange and Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University and currently Head of Sports Science at Aspire Academy and the Qatar Football Association. Over the last two decades he has conducted extensive research in the areas of match analysis, training and recovery whilst serving as a performance consultant to elite clubs, national federations and key industry stakeholders. Dr Martin Littlewood is a Reader in Performance Psychology and Head of the Football Exchange at the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. He has been a BASES Accredited Applied Practitioner for 15 years and has acted as a consultant in a number of Premier League clubs during this period supporting Academy and 1st teams. His research interests focus on a range of topics within the area of performance psychology and the applied translation into practice.


A ground-breaking text...will inspire you to learn, develop and deliver * Sir Alex Ferguson *

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