Football : Toughness on the Gridiron

Football : Toughness on the Gridiron

by Peter Douglas

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Football may be America's favorite sport today, but it actually grew out of a combination of Eropean sports, rugby and soccer. Today, there are more than a million high school kids that play football every year, more than any other sport. The sport has come a long way since the days of leather helmets and 30 players on the field. Football is a collision sport, and injuries are part of the game. With the right preparation, however, the risk of injury can be reduced. This book tells you how, along with providing tips from the pros on rest, nutrition, exercise and how to get yourself in the zone to excel on the field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take when it is time to compete.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422239179
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Game Day 7

Chapter 2 Think the Game 19

Chapter 3 Train for Success 29

Chapter 4 Taking Care of the Body: Injuries and Nutrition 41

Chapter 5 Football: From Sammy Baugh to Super Bowls and Sundays Abroad 57

Series Glossary of Key Terms 72

Further Reading, Video Credits, & Internet Resources 74

Index 77

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