World Congress on Science and Soccer 4.0


The World Congress on Science and Soccer 4.0 (or 2014) has released some news on its website  (


It will be the first time that the conference will be held in the US at Portland (OR) from 5th – 7th of July.


In case coaches want to visit, here are the confirmed key speakers (as of October):

  • Plenary Speaker: Rasmus Ankersen, author of The Gold Mine Effect: Crack the - Secrets of High Performance
  • Managing Training Load: Aaron Coutts, University of Technology Sydney

  • Soccer Nutrition: James Morton, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Soccer and Health: Peter Krustrup, University of Exeter

  • Match Analysis: Chris Carling, LOSC Lille Métropole Football Club

  • Recovery From Training/Matches: Shona Halson, Australian Institute of Sport
- Sport Psychology: Gier Jordet, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

  • Youth Specific Training Model: Martin Bucheit, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, Aspire Academy

  • Athletic Skills Development and Soccer: Jan Willem Teunissen, Ajax Youth Academy/Geert Savelsbergh, University of Amsterdam

  • Soccer Biomechanics: Hiro (Hiroyuki) Nunome, Nagoya University/Ewald Hennig, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know about Soccer is Wrong. Christopher Anderson, Cornell University

  • Match Analysis: Ben Knapper, Lead Performance Arsenal FC

  • Injury Prediction Model: Dave Tenney, Head Fitness Coach and Sport Scientist Seattle Sounders

Content of the conference will consist of:

  • training and testing
  • performance/match analysis
  • women’s soccer
  • sport psychology
  • talent identification
  • youth development
  • injury prevention
  • biomechanics
  • soccer and health
  • Lab to Field Sessions:

    • Speed and Agility for Soccer Athletes

    • Managing Training Load During the College Soccer Season

    • Strength Training for the Soccer Athlete

In case someone wants to participate with a presentation or poster here are the deadlines:
Nov. 1, 2013: Abstract Submission Opens

Jan. 20, 2014: Abstract Submission Closes

Jan. 1, 2014: Registration Opens

Mar. 1, 2014: Abstract Decisions Made

Mar. 25, 2014: Early Registration Ends


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