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Analysis of fitness requirements for football.

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Name: Paul Collins Sport: Football Candidate Number: 7000 Analysis of fitness requirements for football Stamina -Muscular endurance -Required to maintain a high level of performance without fatigue for a whole game. -Cardio respiratory endurance -Enables you to work at higher levels of aerobic intensity for longer. Also helps you to maintain a high level of work rate through out the game. Evaluation of my stamina -My stamina is quite good. I am able to recover from sprints quickly and maintain high levels of aerobic intensity for fairly long periods. I am also able to maintain a good level of performance for almost a whole game, although in the last 2-5 minutes fatigue sometimes sets in. Power -Helps the performer to accelerate quickly over the first few yards. ...read more.

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My shooting is also weak because of my lack of power. Agility -Allows you to change direction quickly. It can be used on attack to help you lose a defender when moving off the ball and also to perform skills when dribbling with the ball. On defence it allows a performer to stay with an attacker who may be trying to lose him. Evaluation of my agility -My agility is ok. I am usually able to stay with an attacker when defending. On attack I am also able to shake a defender to get free. Co-ordination -Enables a performer to link movements together fluently and efficiently. It looks smooth and allows a performer to time his actions correctly to achieve the desired results. ...read more.

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It also means I can usually beat the defender to a through ball. On defence it means I can stay with a defender and cut out through balls. Strength - Strength enables you to be strong on the ball and not be pushed off easily, this is crucial for a striker who may be holding up the ball. Its also needed in the air to allow you compete for a header on attack and defence. Finally in helps to have strength on defence when tackling an opponent to gain possession. Evaluation of my Strength -I am not very strong. Therefore I tend to get knocked off the ball quite easily and tend to lose possession. I also find it hard to compete for headers in the air. ...read more.

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