With the European Championship around the corner I believe it is worth downloading our "Euro 2016 Game Schedule Pocket Guide".
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:
Due to the positive feedback the "Pocket Game Schedule" has earned from the UEFA European Championship 2012. I have also made one for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
The schedule can be downloaded with the US Eastern Time (EST), Central European Time (CET) and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
I have provided a text about the influence of maturation on physical, physiological and technical abilities of footballers and now I would like to give some additional help on how to calculate the maturation of footballers.
The Godfather of the 30-15 intermittent fitness test has made some articles available.
Buchheit, M., Simpson, B.M., Peltola, E., and Mendez-Villanueva, A. Assessing maximal sprinting speed in highly trained young soccer players. Int J Sports Physiol Perform 7: 76-78, 2011.
Buchheit, M., Mendez-Villanueva, A., Delhomel, G., Brughelli, M., and Ahmaidi, S. Improving repeated sprint ability in young elite soccer players: repeated shuttle sprints vs. explosive strength training. J. Strength. Cond. Res. 24: 2715-2722, 2010.
Buchheit, M., Mendez-Villanueva, A., Quod, M.J., Poulos, N., and Bourdon, P. Determinants of the variability of heart rate measures during a competitive period in young soccer players. Europ. J. Appl. Physiol. 109: 869-878, 2010.
....and many more!
We have already explained why it might be important to test the players sprint ability in a previous blog update.
The UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland-Ukraine is going to start this coming Friday with the first game Poland vs. Greece. As always, the host plays the first game, here against the champion of 2004.
Accordingly, we have prepared a footballscience UEFA EURO 2012 pocket game schedule for download (see below).
Just print it, fold it, a little cut and you're set.