Special Issue "New Trends in Research on Physiology, Training, Performance, Evaluation, and Health in Football"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Sport and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).
2. Fitness Training and Biomechanics Laboratory, Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Technical Department, Coverciano (Florence), 50136 Florence, Italy
Interests: performance development; testing; training load assessment; health and football; referee performance; fitness training in football; injury prevention
2. Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU Sport and Health Sciences Cluster (SHSC), University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: recreational team sports; football for health; handball for health; elite sport performance; exercise and health enhancement
2. School of Sport Sciences, The Artic University of Norway, 9019 Tromsø, Norway
Interests: strength and conditioning in football; recreational football and health; recreational basketball for health; elite football
Interests: exercise; functional evaluation; hormonal aspects; puberty; training; soccer
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Football is not a matter of life or death, it is much more than that, and the millions of football players and fans are proof of this.
Football entertains millions and millions of players at different competitive levels and a huge body of evidence suggests its use to improve physical and mental health.
In addition to being the most popular sport on the planet (we have yet to know if it is played in other parts of the universe), compelling evidence promotes football as a low-cost means of contributing to health and well-being that is easily accessible to everybody and that has very limited side effects. With just twice a week participation in small-scale games of football, recreational players may improve their cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance and body composition while having fun.
National and international governing bodies are promoting female football all over the planet and soon the reported number of footballers is expected to dramatically increase. Furthermore, female referees are more and more involved in the male game, proposing new challenges to develop an ergonomic model of football. Novel studies addressing the various aspects of football training and competition is warranted. The social capital of the dissemination of scientific advancements applied to football constitute an ethical goal.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health will publish advancements in science applied to competitive and recreational football. Research papers on training and match load management, testing, and the health effects of football are suitable contributions for this Special Issue.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by leading researchers in the field of football to ensure the highest quality contributions for this Special Issue on the "New Trends in Research on Physiology, Training, Performance, Evaluation, and Health in Football".
Prof. Dr. Carlo Castagna
Dr. Susana Póvoas
Prof. Dr. Morten B. Randers
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Perroni
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- field testing
- training load
- internal load
- cardiorespiratory fitness
- sprint endurance
- youth football
- female football
- football for fitness
- injury prevention
- strength training
- anaerobic training
- cardiovascular health
- bone health
- diabetes management