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  • Coaching Principles
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  • Soccer Business
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  • Testing & Monitoring
  • Training Methodology

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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Certificate in Goalkeeping Coaching Science

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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Tactical Analysis in the Training Process

With the Major League Soccer season about to begin, in line with the CONCACAF Champions League being contested, coaches involved in these will be scouring …

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Soccer Injury Rehabilitation Process & Phases

Across elite level soccer, the increased demands of training, competitive match play and the ever-growing congestive fixture periods in-season increases the player’s injury susceptibility. Recently, …

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Importance of Sport Psychology & Mental Skills Training

Ralf Rangnick wasted no time at all influencing the club with his philosophy. Making a sport or football psychology expert the first member of his …

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Developing Soccer Intelligence

With the World Cup 2026 heading to North America & contested within the CONCACAF regions of the USA, Mexico & Canada, the concept ‘football intelligence’ …

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Training in Practice – Requirement for Compensatory Training

Not only are the USA and Mexico cooperating to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup with the assistance of Canada, but USA’s Major League Soccer …

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Sports Nutrition for the Football Athlete

At the fine age of 37-years old arguably the greatest player of all time & legendary striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is playing in the Premier League …

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Long-Term Athletic Development in Youth Soccer

Prior to the USA Men’s soccer team winning the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, there seemed to be a clear positivity & strategy aimed toward the …

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The Physical Demands of Football Fitness

One of the main objectives of any training professional, coach or manager should be to know what the demands of their sports require in order …

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Training Load Management

The speed of the game is quicker and the time that the ball is in play is almost fifteen minutes greater than in the 1990’s. …

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Academy to 1st Team Transition

Thousands of players & even coaches who excel within the youth age groups but for some reason when exposed to the higher pressured environments, and …

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