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A Brief History of 'football.'

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A Brief History of 'football.' So many ancient cultures played a sport similar to modern football that no one can say with any certainty when or where football began. But it is known that the earlier varieties of what later became football were played almost 3000 years ago. One of the earliest forms of football in which players kicked a ball on a small field has been traced as far back as 1004 B.C. in Japan. The Munich Ethnological Museum in Germany has a Chinese text from approximately 50 B.C. that mentions games very similar to football that were played between teams from china and Japan. The Chinese kicked a leather ball (filled) with hari) and it is known for sure that a football game was played in 611 AD, in the ancient Japanese capital Kyoto. The ancient Romans played a game that somewhat resembled modern football. The early Olympic Games in ancient Rome featured twenty-seven men on a side who completed so vigorously that two-thirds of them had to be hospitalized after a fifty-minute game. While ancient historians kept records of such conspicuous events as wars and religious movements, they apparently had little interest in preserving the various origins of football or other sports, so no one can say how soccer seems to have spread from Asia to Europe. ...read more.

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The general equipment for a player:- Each Player should have: 1. A kit that consists of a jersey or T-shirt of the same color and loose fitting shorts. Usually supplied by the team/manager. 2. Rubber football boots for outdoor practice/games and 'Astro turf trainers' for indoor soccer. 3. A ball sized appropriately for their age. The regulation football is a size 5. 6 - 10 year old players will generally use a size 4 ball. 4. Shin-guards. These are plastic or fiberglass guards that protect the shins from contact with other players. Each player should be required to wear them to both practice and games. 5. Football socks, which are very long socks that go under and then back down over the shin-guard. Every player should wear these to practice as well as games. Specialized equipment will be required for the goalie. 1. A brightly colored, contrasting kit so that the goalie is easily recognized. 2. Goalie gloves to protect the hands of the goalie. And of course you will need a football, two teams and a referee (linesmen) What physical qualities are needed to play football? To play football the most important physical feature that you must have is good stamina or fitness. ...read more.

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Play these games for approximately 20-30 minutes. After all the action you should then cool down. This again will prevent any muscular pains or tight muscles. This will be very useful for the day after! Diet and nutrition in sport. A diet is very important in sport. If you have a diet that is rich in fats or is salty then this may lead to permanent increase in blood pressure. Fatty products may block and harden the artery walls so they become less elastic and narrower. A good diet for an athlete would be heavy on carbohydrates, light on fates and have a moderate amount of protein also. Fluid is the most essential nutrient for athletes of any age, and especially for kids whose bodies are not able to regulate heat buildup as well as adults. Since thirst is not a reliable indicator of the body's fluid needs, especially during exercise, it is best to keep kids hydrated by consistently having them drink fluids. Water is a great choice, so is 100 % juice, low-fat milk, soups and juicy fruits such as watermelon and oranges. Sports drinks contain lots of sugar but little other nutritional value. Eating a good diet will not help kids who are poorly trained to become winners, but a poor diet can prevent trained kids from getting the gold. ...read more.

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