To Play Football the #1 physical attribute you need is endurance as its 90 minutes flat out running, 2 x 45 minute halfs. Look at a cyclist...or other sports with endurance, their body fits the requirements of the sport. Football players are extremely fit, conditioned to run up to 14k per game...any excess fat you will simply blow out and wont last beyond 10 minutes at a highly competitive game. Ronaldo of Brazil put on weight, now hes completely out of shape and cannot play football, whereas in nfl Gridiron for example a 2005 report found 56% were clinically obese. Football is largely based on skill...anyone can go into a gym and pile on muscle, take supplements...thats for the common man. Football is 80% skill with ball control...hence very few have the talent to make it. Strength is an asset in any competitive sport, or, more properly, a bit of extra strength. You already haves some, don't you? But you're considering adding more. Indeed, strength training is incorporated into the physical regimen of many athletic programs. But there is a trade off. That's the catch. (There's always a catch, isn't there?) Consider why a player might want more strength. What is that person gonna do with it? In football, it would be nice to be able to get a bit more distance on a throw in. Upper body strength would make that happen. After all, the throw in is all about some technique and a lot of upper body strength. It was pointed out that playing football well requires endurance. Don't know about you, but I don't wanna trade any endurance for strength. You will still have to do all your endurance training. You wanna trade skills training for strength training? I sure wouldn't. Football has a premium on several things, and skill is much higher on the list than strength. Oh, and it is critical to stay well stretched out, because strength training erodes our flexibility. I recall seeing an NFL Gridiron team being assessed, and a distressingly large percentage of the players weren't flexible enough for strength training and were put through stretching while the flexible players lifted weights. Stunning! These guys could rip your arm off and they're doing stretching exercises! Oh, and did you know that a player who is more stretched out and flexible suffers less injuries than one who is tight? Lastly, increasing muscle mass adds weight to your body. Will you still be as quick? As fast? Be able to jump as high for that header in the box? Strength training IS a good idea, but in a sport like football, it is of paramount importance to target that training and heavily weigh the cost of getting a bit more buffed out. Moderation in strength training is a strong recommendation. Good luck.
It is a good skill because if you play football it will help you with aim, and strength because you need strength to get someone out
You need lower body strength in football so you can withstand even the hardest push or throw. Football is all about strength but also about endurance.
arm strength and some leg strength and pads
Gaelic Football is a fast and physical field sport. As such the players need to be very strong and fit to play it at the top level.
you dont need a degree to play football
football and people to play
you need it to throw the ball far
for growth spirts
All footballers need some element of strength.
Gaelic Football is a physical contact sport, so strength is important. Players have to move fast and get tackled hard, so they need strength.
To kick the ball and to run and just to play
Football is a sport about speed, strength, and toughness. I play middle linebacker.
all you need is the strength in your arms and leg strength
you dont if you play football
You need it because you must run around for 90 minutes.
You need a jersey, shorts, stockings and shingaurds as well as football boots to play a match.
To break tackles and to finish tackles
what kind of football soccer or something
Playing the game takes strength, athleticism, courage, toughness and intelligence. All of these skills taken individually will help a player perform well.
hand eye qaurdination,speed,and strength
Yes deaf can play football, in football you need good feet and eyes.
Wow! What a dumb questions. You don't need a college degree to play pro football. Wow! What a dumb questions. You don't need a college degree to play pro football.
you dont always need college to be a football player but you have to go to college to play college football
football pants shoulder pads a mouth piece andcletes