Category: Physiology

Within ISSPF soccer specific physiology will be discussed and highlighted as the science underpinning and highlighting how the body responds to demands of soccer match-play or soccer specific training. How the body adapts to different stimuli imposed on the body and the various outcomes will be delivered through the ISSPF lecturers and applied soccer science researchers.

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Sleeping Habits in Elite Soccer: Barriers to Sleep

In this guide I’ll discuss barriers to sleep and how to improve sleeping habits in elite soccer. Sleep is a fundamental part of education.

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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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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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Heart Rate Distribution Changes in Preseason

Soccer is characterized as an intense intermittent team sport. Heart rate (HR) is used to monitor the players’ training response, as well as to quantify microcycle and mesocycle training intensity during preseason and in-season periods

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Effects of Small-Sided Soccer Games on Physical Fitness

Small-sided soccer games (SSSG) are a specific exercise regime with two small teams playing against each other on a relatively small pitch. There is evidence from original research that SSSG exposure provides performance and health benefits for untrained adults.

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