Soccer Anatomy 2edby Donald T. Kirkendall and Adam Sayers Human Kinetics
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Chapter 1. The Soccer Player in Motion
Chapter 2. Injury Prevention
Chapter 3. The FIFA Warm-Up
Chapter 4. Core Training
Chapter 5. Back and Hips
Chapter 6. Legs: Muscle Isolation
Chapter 7. Shoulders and Neck
Chapter 8. Chest
Chapter 9. Arms
Chapter 10. Legs: Complete Power
Chapter 11. Whole Body Training for Soccer
—Anson Dorrance, Head Coach of University of North Carolina Women's Soccer (22-Time National Champions)
“Soccer Anatomy is an important book in our field, written by two esteemed soccer scientists. Donald Kirkendall, PhD, and Adam Sayers, PhD, deliver top-notch knowledge in an innovative and straightforward manner.”
—Peter Krustrup, Professor of Sport and Health Sciences at University of Southern Denmark, UEFA Pro License Coach, and Fitness Coach for the Denmark Women’s National Team
Kirkendall is a member of U.S. Soccer’s Medical Advisory Committee, and he was a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) from 2004 to 2015. He frequently lectured at coaching clinics and to local and national coaching organizations, and he has lectured to audiences in all six of FIFA’s confederations.
Adam Sayers, PhD, is the head coach of women’s soccer at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). In 2018, Sayers became the all-time winningest coach in ETSU history with his 80th win.
Sayers holds the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) A-level coaching license and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A-level coaching license and is a sport science staff member with the United States youth women's teams, working with the U16, U18, U19, and U20 national teams. In addition to his coaching qualifications, Sayers is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has served as a coach educator within the USSF coach education program and with the Tennessee State Soccer Association.
Sayers obtained a PhD in human performance from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006. He has presented his research on various physiological aspects of soccer at national and regional conventions, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) national meeting and the NSCA National Sport-Specific Training Conference. He is a published author, having contributed several soccer-related articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as several coaching journals and websites.