• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Aerobic power/cardio-vascular endurance.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Aerobic power/cardio-vascular endurance I have chosen very high for this requirement of sport because although the football pitch itself is not very long the game will often go from end to end and the mid fielders will have to follow the game up and down the pitch for as much as 120 minutes if the game goes into extra time. On average a midfield player will run 9-13 kilometres a match which obviously requires a lot of endurance if the player wishes to keep a good pace of play throughout the game; yet not all of this is jogging, some is spent sprinting and some is spent walking. This is a pie chart that shows on average what percentage of that 9-13 kilometres is spent doing: (http://www.soccerperformance.org/playertypes/physdemandsprosoccer.htm) So if we say a midfield player had run 10 kilometres in a game on average 4.6 kilometres of that would be jogging, 1.7 kilo metres of high speed running and 0.3 kilometres of sprinting. Although the have resting periods where they walking, after sprinting or running and high speeds Anaerobic power/speed Footballers require high anaerobic power and speed because although they are playing for around 90 minutes and must have high endurance but as you can ...read more.

Middle

If a player can't keep their strength up for the full 90 minutes they could possibly lose the match in the dying moments. Abdominal strength and endurance Football players don't often use their abdominals apart from in the aiding of their breathing, as players will be constantly running and particularly just after a spurt of sprinting player must be able to catch their breathe again in order to then carry on running to either get up the pitch or get back to begin defending. This doesn't necessitate particularly strong abdominals but it does require some endurance to able to keep their cardio-vascular system strong enough for 90 minutes. Having good abdominal strength and endurance will also aid their general upper body strength which will obviously aid their play. Also a player may be twisting and turning for a lot of the time during a match and having quite good abdominal endurance can aid this. Joint mobility/flexibility Football players don't require great flexibility although it can aid some parts of their play. For example when stretching to make a tackle having good supple joints can only aid them in this sense. ...read more.

Conclusion

Timing Timing goes almost hand in hand with being a professional footballer, it is extremely important for all players to have when defending and attacking. Situations where players may be using their timing can be when going in for a tackle, going up for a header, passing the ball, making a run off or on the ball and basically every footballing situation that can be imagined because without it it's easy to mid judge the skill you are trying to carry out. For example if you can't time your runs properly then you will either be caught off side or the defender will beat you to the pass coming from your team mate. Or when going up for a header if you don't time your jump correctly you might be dropping downwards as it reaches you; either causing it to go straight over you or bounce off the top off your head and fall behind you. Even simple things like dribbling the ball require timing in order to carry out, if you can't time when and where you must be hitting the ball you might get it caught up in your feet or kick it too far in front of you. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Anatomy & Physiology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Anatomy & Physiology essays

  1. Muscle fibres used in sprinting and endurance races.

    This fibre tpecan produce energy both aerobically and anaerobically by breaking down carbohydrate to pyruvic acid but it is much more suited to anaerobic respiration, which mean it can release energy very quickly. This is ideal for a 100 meter sprinter who needs to be able to produce maximal muscular

  2. Skeletal System and Joints

    At the lower end of the hipbone is a cup-shaped depression called the acetabulum in which the femur, or thighbone, rotates.

  1. Physiology Within Sport

    minutes of exercise the heart rates response would gradually begin to steady out, it's what's called a Plateaux. Initially when you begin exercise the heart rate increases rapidly to almost in a way get ahead of it's self by creating more blood circulating around the body, because it has to

  2. A level Project, Personal Exercise Program on Netball.

    but not so much that it causes overtraining. For resistance training, workload is the primary measure of intensity. Workload can have three components: 1. The amount of weight lifted during an exercise 2. The number of repetitions completed for a particular exercise 3. The length of time to complete all exercises in a set or total training session

  1. Movement within the Body and the Cardiovascular System

    This stimulates excitation-contraction coupling (ECC), this ECC causes a neurotransmitter containing vesicle to attach itself to the nerve cells cell membrane which in turn causes acetylcholine to be released into the synaptic cleft. Acetylcholine then crosses through the synaptic cleft and binds itself to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that can be located on the sarcolemma.

  2. Dead leg rehabilitation

    ELEVATE - the injured limb should be elevated, which drains the blood from the injured area, meaning swelling will be reduced, when the leg is elevated it should be elevated above the level of the heart and held by a support of some kind.

  1. Biological Chemicals and Their Role in Sport

    to the muscles during the performance. If an athlete ingests carbohydrates 3-4 hours before a competition then it increases the liver and muscles glycogen, again this raises the level of endurance and performance. (B) Dieticians recommend that the average person's diet should be made up of about 47% carbohydrates, with the majority of these coming from starchy foods (complex CHOs).

  2. innovation of sport

    However, up to now there has been no professional known player to get injured which has caused criticism of the boot itself or Nike in that matter. * Quality - The boots are known to fall apart quite easily as they provide no strengthened structure and are very basic.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work