Football is America's most spectacular team sport, which is why the gridiron attracts so many athletes. The game, however, is also our most dangerous sport, with more than 448,000 injuries annually to players under the age of fifteen. Discover in this book the best equipment for safe, effective training, the importance of pre-exercise stretching, when to consult a medical professional, and how to recover from injury as quickly as possible and stronger than ever. Also learn about: • The history of football. • The changing face of the game. • Warm-up exercises to avoid injuries. • Protective equipment worn by players. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.