Special Issue "Fatigue and Recovery in Football"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
The football codes (soccer, American football, Australian rules football, rugby league, and union and Gaelic football) are intermittent team sports with bouts of high-intensity activity interspersed with low-intensity activities or rest. High-intensity actions are normally categorised as high-speed runs, sprints, and accelerations/decelerations, as well as collision-based activities, such as tackling, static holds, scrums, rucks, and mauls. In addition, many contextual factors influence player demand, such as physical capacity, technical qualities, playing position, tactical role, importance of the game, seasonal period, playing surface, and environmental factors.
The number of competitive matches per season is very high; consequently, athletes only have a limited timeframe to recover following training sessions and competition. There is evidence that too many matches can lead to a lack of motivation and mental burn out, as well as a decrease in physical and match performance and injury. Therefore, recovery strategies are required to alleviate fatigue, and regain performance and reduce the risk of injury.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide new insights into fatigue and recovery in all football codes. Through acquiring this knowledge it becomes possible to facilitate superior methods of player management and to help practitioners establish efficient recovery protocols.
Dr. Neil Clarke
Dr. Mark Noon
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- American football
- Australian rules football
- rugby league
- rugby union
- Gaelic football