Category: Coaching Principles

Across all levels of the game, justifying coaching practices and content delivery to soccer players is paramount. Coaching science is the scientific principles that should underpin all soccer coaches work. Understanding & translating key scientific principles into coaching practice how all individuals involved with the development of soccer players can maximise their training practice.

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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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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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Endurance Capacity & Skills of Soccer Players

In soccer, the final match result in team games, especially association soccer, is determined by multiple factors. One of them is players’ physical preparation which not only affects the level of physical activity of individual players and the whole team, but also the execution of players’ technical-tactical skills and performance efficiency during the game. Physical training has also a significant influence on the effectiveness of analytical and decision-making processes in the player’s brain, especially on making quick and accurate decisions in conditions of incremental fatigue during match-play. It also determines the dynamics of recovery processes during and after sport competition.

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Drops In Physical Performance In Professional Soccer Players

The purpose of this study was to identify variations in external load measures between sets (3 × 4’/2’ rest) of small-sided and conditioned game formats (goalkeeper + 5 vs. 5 + goalkeeper with specific tactical demands). Overall, 10 male professional soccer players (age: 28.1 ± 3.8 years, experience: 7.9 ± 2.9 years, height: 180.3 ± 5.8 cm, weight: 76.5 ± 6.3 kg) from a team competing in the first Portuguese league and in the UEFA Europa league participated in the study.

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Influence Of Floaters & Positional Status On Player’s Responses

Small-sided games (SSGs) with floaters are frequently adopted during the training process of soccer players. However, no study has previously investigated how the rules imposed to these additional players impact the physical, tactical, and physiological responses of the regular players. this study aimed to analyse the influence of the number of floaters on players’ tactical behaviour, physical demands, and physiological responses in soccer SSGs and to compare these variables between players with different positional statuses.

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