In my research for new sports to add to the complete list of sports, I came across this great one which is a hybrid of soccer and table tennis, which seems to have gained popularity in Germany. Here is a video of some Headis game highlights to show you what it is all about. It looks like fun to try, but maybe it is not as easy as it looks.
Entries Tagged as 'Football (Soccer)'
February 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Sports, Table Tennis, Unusual
September 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Ice Hockey, Winter
Ice soccer is a hybrid sport of Association Football and ice hockey, here is a game being played in Thailand. It is not an “official Sport”, but maybe it should be! See more about ice soccer and hybrid sports.
Tags: new sport
August 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Testing
It is great to get an insight into the fitness program of a professional football club. The European football club Bayern Munich posted this video of their players undergoing fitness assessments. Although they don’t publish the list of tests they do, a lot of information can be gleaned from the video.
The tests include:
- Force plate vertical jump test.
- Speed Court: Quick feet and Reaction Test.
- Functional Movement Screen: Trunk Stability Pushup Test, Hurdle Step Test, Shoulder Mobility Test, Deep Squat Test.
- VO2 Max Test.
See more about soccer fitness testing
October 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Shuttle Runs
The Soccer FIT Interval Test by the Soccer Fit Academy involves shuttles over 10 and 25 yards in 30 seconds, interspersed by 30 second recovery periods. The shuttles have to be completed in ever decreasing times until the player cannot finish the shuttle in the allocated time. See more on the FIT Interval Test.
October 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Rugby League, Rugby Union, Speed
There are several sports in Australia that take the name football – Union, League, Soccer and Aussie Rules. There are many great athletes in each of these sports. In 2010 there was a 100m race organized to find out the fastest man in football. The best in AFL were not able to join them. Rugby Union got the bragging rights, with the two union players coming in first and second: Lachlan Turner and John Grant. See more about this event and other sprint races between rugby players.
July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Vertical Jump
The US Women’s soccer team demonstrate the squat vertical jump test, using a timing mat to measure ‘air time’ and calculate jump height. See more on the soccer SPARQ testing
July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), Shuttle Runs
An example of the 20m yo-yo intermittent shuttle run test for endurance. See more on the soccer SPARQ testing
July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Football (Soccer), VO2max
The US Women’s soccer team demonstrate the treadmill VO2max test, including maximum heart rate measurement. See more on the soccer SPARQ testing
July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Agility, Football (Soccer)
The US Women’s soccer team demonstrate the arrowhead agility fitness test, an agility test which quantifies a soccer player’s ability to quickly switch directions. See more on the soccer SPARQ testing