ABSTRACT

Science and Football VII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is by far the most comprehensive collection of current research into football, presenting important new work in key areas such as:

  • physiology of training
  • performance analysis
  • fitness assessment
  • nutrition
  • biomechanics
  • injury and rehabilitation
  • youth football
  • environmental physiology
  • psychology in football.

Science and Football VII is an essential resource for all sport scientists, trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, educational officers and professionals working across the football codes.

The papers contained within this volume were first presented at the Seventh World Congress on Science and Football, held in May 2011 in Nagoya, Japan. The meeting was held under the auspices of the International Steering Group on Science and Football, a representative member of the World Commission of Science and Sports.

part |2 pages

PART I Biomechanics

chapter 1|6 pages

Aerodynamic characteristics of new soccer balls

ByT. ASAI 3

chapter 3|6 pages

The influence of footwear on ball handling in soccer

ByT. STERZING, C. MÜLLER AND T. WÄCHTLER 15

chapter 5|6 pages

Cross-sectional change of ball impact in instep kicks from junior to professional footballers

ByH. SHINKAI, H. NUNOME, H. SUITO, K. INOUE AND Y. IKEGAMI 27

chapter 7|6 pages

Biomechanics of punt kicking

ByK. BALL 41

chapter 8|8 pages

Biomechanics of goal-kicking in rugby league

ByK. BALL, D. TALBERT AND S. TAYLOR 47

chapter 9|6 pages

The role of the axial skeleton during rugby union punt kicking

ByM. SAYERS AND J. MORRIS 55

chapter 10|6 pages

A biomechanical analysis of the knuckling shot in football

ByS. HONG, C. CHUNG, K. SAKAMOTO, R. NAGAHARA AND T. ASAI 61

chapter 12|6 pages

Characteristics of the kicking motion in female soccer players

ByK. SAKAMOTO, S. HONG AND T. ASAI 75

part |2 pages

PART II Exercise physiology

chapter 16|6 pages

Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 2 test in young soccer players from U-13 to U-18

ByK. CHUMAN, T. IKOMA, Y. HOSHIKAWA, T. IIDA AND T. NISHIJIMA 101

chapter 21|6 pages

Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of elite women’s rugby union players G.F. DE ROIA

ByS. POGLIAGHI, G. DA LOZZO, V. CERADINI AND

part |2 pages

PART III Match analysis

chapter 26|6 pages

Ball dynamics constrain interpersonal coordination in futsal

ByB. TRAVASSOS, D. ARAÚJO, R. DUARTE AND T. MCGARRY 169

chapter 28|6 pages

Addressing opposition quality in rugby league performance

ByA. CULLINANE AND P. O’DONOGHUE 181

chapter 29|6 pages

A method for game analysis based on dominant region

ByT. TAKI AND J. HASEGAWA 187

chapter 30|6 pages

Do attacking game patterns differ between first and second halves of soccer matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

ByD. BARREIRA, J. GARGANTA, T. PINTO, J. VALENTE AND T. ANGUERA 193

chapter 34|6 pages

Contextual effects on the free kick performance: a case study with a Portuguese professional soccer team

ByF. CORBELLINI, A. VOLOSSOVITCH, C. ANDRADE, O. FERNANDES AND A.P. FERREIRA 217

part |2 pages

PART IV Motor behaviour

chapter 36|6 pages

How skilled Gaelic football players practice kicking: deliberate or not?

ByE. K. COUGHLAN, P. R. FORD, A. MCROBERT AND A. M. WILLIAMS 231

chapter 37|6 pages

Factors influencing penalty kick success in elite soccer

ByS. WHITE AND P. O’DONOGHUE 237

chapter 38|6 pages

Above real time decision making in Australian football

ByM. LORAINS, K. BALL AND C. MACMAHON 243

chapter 42|6 pages

Video self-modeling and kicking accuracy on the non-preferred side

ByK. STEEL, R. ADAMS, S. COULSON, P. CLOTHIER AND D. WALKER 267

chapter 43|6 pages

Passing ability of adolescent soccer players during 4-day tournament play

ByW. SINCLAIR AND J. ARTIS 273

part |2 pages

PART V Performance profiling

chapter 45|6 pages

Sports-specific anthropometry in Japanese soccer players analyzed by three-dimensional photonic scanning

ByY. HOSHIKAWA, N. II, T. IIDA, M. MURAMATSU, Y. NAKAJIMA, K. CHUMAN AND T. IKOMA 287

chapter 46|8 pages

Longitudinal changes in sprint performance in relation to fitness development in U-14 soccer players

ByT. IIDA, Y. HOSHIKAWA, K. CHUMAN, T. IKOMA, M. MURAMATSU AND Y. NAKAJIMA 293

chapter 48|6 pages

Effects of sex, game format, and skill type on ball possession in Norwegian youth soccer

ByA. TENGA, L. T. RONGLAN AND E. SIGMUNDSTAD 305

chapter 50|6 pages

The relationships between change of direction speed, sprint speed and jump ability in collegiate soccer players

ByS. SASAKI, Y. NAGANO, T. SAKURAI AND T. FUKUBAYASHI 317

chapter 51|4 pages

Physical and technical differences between single-gender vs. mixed-gender small-sided training exercises for elite female soccer players

ByM. TSCHOPP, R. GRAND, K. SONDEREGGER AND B. VON SIEBENTHAL 323

part |2 pages

PART VII Training science, coaching and psychology

chapter 56|6 pages

A case study of coach practices in skill acquisition training

ByJ. F. BARKELL AND D. O’CONNOR 355

chapter 57|6 pages

The coach–athlete relationship in Australian touch football

ByA. BENNIE AND C. MORAN 361

chapter 61|6 pages

The effect of a training evaluation tool on youth coaches

ByW. COTTON AND D. O’CONNOR 385

chapter 63|6 pages

Coaching practice: turning the camera on yourself

ByD. O’CONNOR 397

chapter 64|6 pages

Offensive sequences in youth soccer: experience and small-sided games effects

ByC. H. ALMEIDA, A. P. FERREIRA, A. VOLOSSOVITCH AND R. DUARTE 403

chapter 65|8 pages

The use of accelerometers to quantify the training load in soccer

ByD. CASAMICHANA, J. CASTELLANO, J. CALLEJA- GONZÁLEZ AND J. SAN ROMÁN 409