The official guides to success on and off the pitch.'
This Official Football Association series provides invaluable and essential advice and information about key football skills for anyone involved in football, of any age and level. The books are especially aimed at those involved in grassroots football, who may not have the back up and help that they might need to realise the full potential of their involvement in the game. Each book in this series is packed with practical exercises and features, information and expert advice, which will improve your understanding and enhance your ability and enjoyment of the world's greatest game.
A straightforward, lively and practical guide, this book includes detailed information on basic physiology and nutrition, plus the components of fitness and how to assess fitness for football.
It includes chapters devoted to preparation and recovery, how to monitor your progress and the important differences between adults and children. This book is essential reading for anyone who participates in football at any level, as well as coaches, teachers and parents.
'Be a part of the game.
Dr Richard Hawkins is the Deputy Head of Exercise Science and has worked for The Football Association since 1997. His main roles and responsibilities are to manage and co-ordinate the successful delivery of scientific physiological support for England Male International Youth Teams and all Female International Teams. His role involves ensuring appropriate liaison and rapport with England Team Management, coaching and support staff, in addition to the medical/exercise science staff of each player's club is maintained and that specific standards are adhered to throughout the teams.