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  • Coaching Principles
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Recovery Training in Football – To do or not to do?

Congested fixture schedules and high training loads are always challenging and at the elite level of the game seen as normal practice.

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Performance Tracking in Professional Football

Article written by Jose Maria Oliva-Lozano Electronic Performance & Tracking Systems Sporting competition in this modern era, at the very elite level is rapidly moving …

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Regular training and competition over the course of a season in European professional soccer is generally characterized by a pre-competition preparation period of five to six weeks, followed by two competition phases, interspersed with a winter break.

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Caffeine Intake & The Effect on Football Performance

Players and performance coaches continue to search for performance enhancement products in order to elevate individual and collective performance.

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Demands of the Modern Goalkeeper

A game-changer in the way the role has been viewed in recent times was due to the tactical concept promoted by Pep Guardiola within the dominating FC Barcelona team.

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The Business of Football

As the World Cup 2022 was awarded to the middle east for the first time since the inception of the greatest football show on earth began, few people have been unable to fully appreciate the finances involved within the whole concept.

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Coaching Methodology & Game Model Development

As coaching and performance staff start to map out the next few months, whether it be in-season or pre-season periods, understanding how to maximise performance is fundamental to the planning process. Using a specific training methodology enables coaches to have clarity on what to deliver to the players, and also provides a learning environment for the longer-term period.

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TRAINING LOAD MANAGEMENT

Football Training Load Management Maximising Performance in Team Sport

This article looks at Training Load Management in football and how to maximise the Performance of your soccer team.

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Reflective Coaching Practice Soccer Psychology & Mental Skills Training

Reflective Coaching is considered a key factor in expert learning. It refers to the extent to which individuals are able to appraise what they have …

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Football Business & Sport Management

Irrespective of the players competing and the fans erupting within the stadiums around the world, football or soccer clubs at the elite echelons of the …

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Challenges and Opportunities of Managing Soccer Clubs

Financial crises, pandemic, warfare circumstances, global power games, immense competition. In the midst of all the aforementioned issues, it is evident nowadays that soccer clubs …

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Sports Nutrition: Ramadan Fasting in Elite Sport

During the ninth month of the Muslim year, strict fasting from sunrise to sunset is performed. Within this period of Ramadan, Muslim athletes and soccer …

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Planning & Preparing the Coaching Content

Facing the final stages for both European and domestic competition, some have suggested that the rivalry between coaching elite Jurgen Klopp & Pep Guardiola is …

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Modern Goalkeeping Coaching Science

Recently described in the media as the greatest goalkeeper to ever play the game, the incredible Italian Gianluigi Buffon has had a stellar and unique …

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Understanding the Science Behind Sports Nutrition & Recovery

Nutrition plays a key role in supporting the performance of the football athlete. Although football is a team sport, individualised nutritional philosophies are followed in …

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Considerations for the International Football Player

With the exponential rise in soccer competitions worldwide in recent years, the playing schedules of those selected to their national teams is more taxing than …

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Scoreboard Soccer: Increasing Player Engagement

When facilitating games at practice do you find it challenging working with a wide range of ability levels? Do you have players who get the …

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Fixture Congestion in Football

As the demand for televised games grows within the game, driving the ever-growing financial demands, European giants Real Madrid came through and endured a ruthless …

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