Welcome to Footballscience.net

The objectives of Footballscience.net are:

  • to scientifically question statements, trends and opinions in football
  • to update coaches on scientific knowledge and its application in football
  • to help coaches in their development and finally for the good of the game

 

Tue

21

Oct

2014

Latest research in football - week 42 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.
 
Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Tue

21

Oct

2014

Nutrition in football

Special topics in football

Thanks to Chris Hausswirth posting nutritional aspects for football players online, I felt some pressure to polish up this section on my website.

 

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Tue

07

Oct

2014

Latest research in football - week 41 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:


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Wed

01

Oct

2014

Latest research in football - week 40 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Mon

29

Sep

2014

Website update - About using SSG for conditioning

Training

From a scientific point of view, Small-Sided-Games (SSG) provide reliable internal- (such as HR, RPE, and blood lactate concentration) and external responses (such as total distance covered) and therefore can be used as a conditioning format (39).


As mentioned on previous sites, SSG seem to have many advantages (such as football specific movement, technical training, possible tactical improvements and inherent high motivational factors for training) over other conditioning formats (13, 16, 20, 25, 35). It seems that coaches, who in particular have only limited amount of time with the players, might benefit from SSG as they might increase the efficacy of training (39) and even reduce the total training time because of the multi-functionality of SSGs (13, 38), especially in youth players (40).


Besides improvements in the aerobic endurance (9, 25, 28, 29, 36), and anaerobic endurance (29).....


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Tue

16

Sep

2014

Latest research in football - week 38 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Tue

09

Sep

2014

Latest research in football - week 37 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Fri

05

Sep

2014

Footwear in football

Special topic
  • Is there an effect of shoe traction and surface compliance on performance?

 

  • Is there a difference in cutting maneuvers when wearing different studded shoes?

 

  • Can/should female wear men soccer shoes?

 

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Wed

03

Sep

2014

All Whites Training Session Camp Doha 2014

Non-s(ci)ence

This week is utilized by many countries to play international friendly matches.

 

New Zealand will play Uzbekistan on 9.9. at 2 am (NZ time) and is preparation itself for the match in Doha.

 

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Mon

01

Sep

2014

Latest research in football - week 36 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Mon

25

Aug

2014

Latest research in football - week 35 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Fri

22

Aug

2014

Latest research in football - week 34 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Thu

21

Aug

2014

2014 World Cup FIFA Technical Report

Downloads

FIFA has released its technical report for the 2014 World Cup.

 

The report is 284 pages in length and provided in multiple languages (French, English, German, Spanish).

 

Content provided consists of:

  • Story of the tournament
  • Technical and tactical analysis
  • Trends
  • What made the difference between the teams
  • Referee and medical report

 

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Mon

18

Aug

2014

The effect of a congested schedule and match fatigue on performance

Special topics

With the new season on its way, I feel it is warrant to have a closer on how games affect consecutive performance on a) training, but also on b) the next match or training as the players will be fatigued from a match.

Generally, the training week is scheduled around games with the purpose to be fully recovered from games and training for the following match. Most of the teams have a “regular” football calendar, which gives two games within 8 days – for example Sunday and (the following) Sunday, which I will refer to as a regular schedule (RS). However, many teams also play three games within 8 days (and therefore have a congested schedule (CS)), due to National Cup, Champions League and Europa League games. In addition some players will need to perform for their national side – or just play college soccer, it might be same – (I hope the reader might forgive me for the slight sarcasm, however, there are many congested schedules in college soccer). As a consequence the greater demand will elevates the stress opposed on players (14).

 

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Tue

12

Aug

2014

Latest research in football - week 33 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Thu

07

Aug

2014

Goalkeeping at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Non-s(ci)ence

The afternoon session of the second day of the DFB International Coaching Conference 2014 was about the goalkeepers and their performances at the 2014 WC.

 

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Mon

04

Aug

2014

Latest research in football - week 31 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Fri

01

Aug

2014

Second day of the 2014 DFB International Coaching Conference

Non-s(ci)ence

The second day started with “The physical preparation on game-day” and was presented by the fitness coach of the U21 team of the DFB.

Depending on the time of the match, a training was scheduled in the morning of the same day of the match.

Possible content was:

 

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Tue

29

Jul

2014

DFB International Coaching Conference 2014

Miscellaneous

On my annual leave I was able to attend the international coaching conference of the German Football Association at Mannheim from the 28.-30.7.2014.

 

About 1200 participants from 30 nations attended the conference.

The focus of the first day was mainly on the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

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Mon

28

Jul

2014

Latest research in football - week 29 Part II - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Tue

22

Jul

2014

Latest research in football - week 29 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Mon

14

Jul

2014

Latest research in football - week 28 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Mon

07

Jul

2014

Latest research in football - week 27 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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Wed

02

Jul

2014

Player development ranking for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Another interesting statistics from the CIES Football observatory.

The statistics takes into account the number of World Cup participants trained per nation, per club as well the number of leagues matches played by footballers per team up to the age of 23.

In order to be recognized as a club, their players needed to be at least 3 years at the club between the age of 15 and 21.

 

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Mon

30

Jun

2014

Latest research in football - week 26 - 2014

Latest research in football

As previous literature updates, we have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

 

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