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ERIC Number: ED093828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
What Research Tells the Coach About Football.
Paige, Roderick R.
This booklet is designed to make available research findings about football with interpretations for practical application. Chapter 1, "Physical Characteristics of Football Athletes," includes a table comparing the height and weight of National Football League players and All-Star players. Somatotyping and body composition are discussed. In chapter 2, "Psychological and Social Characteristics of Football Athletes," the following aspects are considered: a) emotionality, b) personality factors, c) arousal and performance, d) success and the level of aspiration, e) career aspiration, and f) academic achievement and football participation. In chapter 3, "Speed of Movement in Football," the following topics are discussed: a) starting speed and body position, b) starting signals and movement, c) sprint running, and d) starting speed and blocking performance. Chapter 4, "Physiological Aspects of Football," includes a discussion on heat illness, nutrition and diet, body fat, metabolic level, and preseason medical evaluation. Chapter 5, "Football Injuries," presents statistics on football fatalities and considers injuries to the upper and lower extremities, heat illness, and injuries on synthetic turf. A bibliography concludes each chapter. (PD)
Descriptors: Athletics, Exercise (Physiology), Football, Injuries, Motion, Physical Characteristics, Psychological Characteristics, Social Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Div. of Men's Athletics.
Note: Published in cooperation with the National Council of Secondary School Athletic Directors and the National Council of State High School Coaches Associations