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Componets of fitness for football

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EAMONN KEARNEY CANDIDATE NUMBER - 2076 CENTRE NUMBER - 16643 FOOTBALL PERSONAL PERFORMANCE PORTFOLLIO COMPONENTS OF FITNESS Health Related Fitness In this opening section I will define the different types of fitness and relate the different components of fitness in relation to my sport. For each component of fitness I will highlight their importance and give an example of when they are used in the game situation. Health Related Fitness is the ability of the body to meet the demands of daily physical effort and activity, to have enough energy reserve for unexpected emergencies and to enjoy the feeling of well being that regular exercise brings. ...read more.

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In football a pass made to you is never going to be perfect. It may require you to bring it down out of the air or stretch to one side to retrieve the ball. To be able to bring the ball under control flexibility is important Skill Related fitness Skill related fitness components are associated more with performance than good health. To compete in selected sporting activities I need to develop a high level of Health related fitness and Performance related fitness. o Agility - The ability to quickly and accurately change the direction of the movement of the entire body in space. During a football match Agility is important. ...read more.

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In football reaction time plays an important role throughout the entire game. When a pass is made it is essential to be first to the ball. The way to be first to the ball is to have a good reaction time o Power - The ability to transfer energy into force at a fast rate. Power is important in football for when a player is shooting at goal. The more power that is put into the shot, the harder it will become for the keeper to save it. o Speed - The ability to perform a movement in a short period of time. If the ball is lost whilst attacking speed is important to chase back to win back the ball from the opposition. In football speed is an important attribute for all players. ...read more.

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