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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

 

Wed

21

Oct

2020

In-season internal and external training load quantification of an elite European soccer team

The aim of the study was to provide seasonal internal and external training load includig the Hooper Index in elite soccer players during an in-season period.

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Mon

19

Oct

2020

Latest research in football - week 30 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

16

Oct

2020

External training loads and smartphone-derived heart rate variability indicate readiness to train in elite soccer

 

Player readiness can affect the ability to perform and tolerate prescribed training load. Consequently, practitioners need objective evidence to inform readiness to train.

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Thu

15

Oct

2020

Monitoring Fatigue During the In-Season Competitive Phase in Elite Soccer Players

 

The purpose was to quantify the relationship between daily training load and a range of potential measures of fatigue.

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Wed

14

Oct

2020

Latest research in football - week 29 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

13

Oct

2020

Effects of mental fatigue on passing decision making performance in professional soccer athletes

The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of mental fatigue on passing decision-making in professional soccer athletes.

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Mon

12

Oct

2020

Effects of Warm‑Up, Post‑Warm‑Up, and Re‑Warm‑Up Strategies on Explosive Efforts in Football

The results of a systematic review.

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Sat

10

Oct

2020

Latest research in football - week 28 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

10

Oct

2020

A match-day analysis of the movement profiles of substitutes from a professional soccer club before and after pitch-entry

The study profiled the match-day physical activities performed by substitutes focusing on the pre- and post-pitch-entry periods.

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Thu

08

Oct

2020

Hamstring injury prevention in soccer: Before or after training?

The effects of a Nordic hamstring exercise before vs. after football training was examined.

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Tue

06

Oct

2020

Latest research in football - week 27 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

06

Oct

2020

Characterization of the Weekly External Load Profile of Professional Soccer Teams

 

The purpose was to analyze the day-to-day variance of a typical weekly external training workload of two professional soccer teams from Portugal and Netherlands

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Wed

30

Sep

2020

Acceleration and sprint profiles of professional male football players in relation to playing position

The study aimed to describe positional differences in the acceleration and sprint profiles of professional footballers.

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Tue

29

Sep

2020

Latest research in football - week 26 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

28

Sep

2020

Spikes in acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) associated with a 5–7 times greater injury rate

A comprehensive 3-year study from English Premier League Footballers

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Fri

25

Sep

2020

How Numerical Unbalance Constraints Physical and Tactical Individual Demands of Ball Possession Small-Sided Soccer Games

 

Is there an effect of unbalanced players numbers in SSG on workload and technical/tactical actions in football?

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Tue

22

Sep

2020

Latest research in football - week 25 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

21

Sep

2020

Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training

The aim was to determine the effectiveness of sprint interval training on performance and lactate kinetics in soccer players.

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Sat

19

Sep

2020

Analysis of Factors Determining Invasion into Attacking Areas and the Creation of Goal-Scoring Opportunities

Variables assessed passing strategies, field position and possession.

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Wed

19

Aug

2020

Latest research in football week - 24 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

26

Jul

2020

In-season Eccentric-Overload Training in Elite Footballers

Effects on body composition, strength and sprint performance.

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Fri

24

Jul

2020

Preventive Effect of the Nordic Hamstring Exercise on Hamstring Injuries in Amateur Soccer Players

The study investigated the preventive effect of the nordic hamstring exercise on the incidence in male amateur footballers.

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Mon

20

Jul

2020

Latest research in football - week 23 - 2020

As previous literature updates, I 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

17

Jul

2020

Association of Physical and Technical Activities With Partial Match Status in a Soccer Professional Team

The purpose was to investigate the association between physical and technical activities and match status.

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Thu

16

Jul

2020

Imagery Effects on the Performance of Skilled and Novice Football Players

The purpose was to investigate the effect of an imagery training programme on the performance of a soccer task by skilled and novice players.

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