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Integrated Approach to Soccer Training: Developing a Working Model

In recent years, team sports in general have shifted towards a trend in change concerning physical training and methodology of coaching. This is partly due …

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Soccer Conditioning: Fitness for Football Athletes

The engagement and recent developments in both the tactical detail and physical performance of team sport athletes, has been as a result of sport science …

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Football Fitness Training & Conditioning for Small, Medium & Large Sided Games

In a previous article we discussed how you could use soccer itself as a conditioning tool for your players. These games all vary in size as shown …

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Football Conditioning: Traditional & Modern Approaches to Training

Based on the increased understanding and analysis of the game over the last few decades, combined with the high-speed nature of the game progressing more …

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Team Sport Nutrition: Hydration & Carbohydrate Strategies

In winning the Copa del Rey for the 1st time in 34 years, not only did Real Sociedad CF have a fantastic start to the …

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Football Nutrition: Impact of Ramadan Fasting on Athletic Performance

Muslim soccer athletes & football players of all levels across the world celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan during this phase of the year. …

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Developing a team based training model: Training football

Today, many coaches struggle with the preparation of their team to meet all elements of physical, technical, psychological & tactical demands of the game. This …

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Sport Psychology: Transitioning Countries, Clubs & Levels

We have all known players & even coaches who excel within the youth age groups but for some reason when exposed to the higher pressured …

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Developing Elite Youth Football Players: Maturation & Injury Risks

Even though technical & tactical skills in soccer are vitally important to perform at a high-performance level consistently, these qualities are totally dependent upon the …

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How to Structure Your Training Week

The coaching process has been previously described as a complex concept, however, recently it has been down within simple cycles such as planning, execution, analysing …

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Talent Identification & Long-Term Player Development in Football

More and more focus is being placed on player development and unearthing the next superstar. This obviously reduces the need for clubs to pay the …

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A Tactical Analysis of Football Science & Performance Coaching

“Post-match performance analysis, including video analysis, has become one of the most important elements of coaches’ roles in recent times…. It’s increasingly widespread now in …

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Preventing Injuries in Football

Due to the huge financial rewards of being successful at the elite level of the sport, and all the benefits that generally filter through the …

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Understanding Soccer Nutrition & The Footballer’s Diet

Football or soccer as it’s globally known, is recognised as the biggest participation sport in the world, and is constantly evolving based on the professionalisation …

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Soccer Science & Youth Development Football

Legendary football manager & one of the best ever examples of integrating a youth development football structure, Sir Alex Ferguson once said,  “The thing about …

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Performance Analysis In Soccer: Blending Coaching With Science

In a results-driven business where continual periods of physical exertion is required, the need and demand for players across a range of levels within the …

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How to Develop Resilience In Soccer

Soccer players & coaches have to deal with many obstacles and failures throughout their careers irrespective of their level of play, BUT are they prepared for it? Do …

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SL Benfica: The Talent Factory

Unearthing talent is one thing, but developing talent to reach potential is another. To be able to consistently do this year in and year out, …

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