chapter  5
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Power Soccer and Psychosocial Health

Power soccer athletes represent a demographic of people who not only face increased threats to physical health, but also must deal with severe hazards to their psychosocial well-being. In the last chapter, athletes reported that they experience a mentally stimulating physical workout when they play power soccer and perceive to be enjoying potentially life-prolonging physical health benefits. This chapter explores what they have to say about psychosocial benefits related to their involvement in the sport. By psychosocial benefit it is meant any positive psychological factor stemming from social interaction.