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

 

Thu

18

Dec

2014

Latest research in football - week 50 part II - 2014

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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Sun

14

Dec

2014

Latest research in football - week 50 - 2014

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

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Wed

10

Dec

2014

Cryotherapy/cold-water immersion in football

Recovery from games or simply (intense periods of) from training is a major focus for footballers. One part of recover is colloquially called “ice-bath” or “cold-water immersion”.

A more scientific/medical term used is “cryotherapy” which originates from the Greek “cryo” (meaning cold) and “therapy” (meaning cure).

Cryotherapy does not necessarily imply the usage of cold-water only, ice packs as well as cold-air chambers are also categorized under cryotherapy. However, and from a practical perspective in football teams, I will focus on cold-water immersion as this is the most practical (and probably the most utilized) form of cryotheraphy.

 

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Tue

09

Dec

2014

Latest research in football - week 49 - 2014

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

03

Dec

2014

Latest research in football - week 48 - 2014

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

28

Nov

2014

Latest research in football - week 47 - 2014

 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

27

Nov

2014

Website update - Performance analysis

What are the performance parameter/indicators that divide between successful and unsuccessful teams?

 

Is there a link between ball possession and winning?

 

Are attacking 3rd entries related to shots on goal and game outcome?


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Mon

24

Nov

2014

Latest research in football - week 46 - 2014

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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Sun

23

Nov

2014

1. World Conference on Groin Pain in Athletes

Just in case you missed the groin pain conference at Aspetar a couple of weeks ago, HERE you can find all videos/presentations from the conference.

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Wed

12

Nov

2014

Latest research in football - week 45 Part II - 2014

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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Sun

09

Nov

2014

Latest research in football - week 45 - 2014

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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Sun

02

Nov

2014

Latest research in football - week 44 - 2014

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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Sat

01

Nov

2014

1. World Conference on Groin Pain in Athletes

Aspetar is going to hold the 1st World Conference on Groin Pain in Athletes from the 1.-3.11.2014.

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Thu

30

Oct

2014

Physical/physiological demands in different age groups in football

Youth players are not miniature adults. However, there seemed to be limited research with regards to actual game/match analysis. As a result the physical/physiological demands of the game and therefore possible resulting training guidelines are very limited for specific age/maturation groups.

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Tue

28

Oct

2014

Random post - Football applications

Non-s(ci)ence

As part of the “football” software updates I have given already HERE a couple of month ago, I was lucky to find a very useful, simple, yet practical application lately.

The application is called planet.training and is an online database which can be used to create, categorize and store exercises/training sessions.

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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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