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In previous posts, we talked a lot about the importance of the weekly distribution of HSR on match performance, injury prevention, and return-to-play (RTP) protocols in football. In case you missed it, I strongly recommend you take a look HERE and HERE. Today we’re going to dig deeper into the world of football coaching andContinue reading “Integrating High-Speed Running (HSR) into Soccer Training: Practical Solutions”
Before we start, let me remind you of the introduction to our last blogpost: “I met Josselin Juncker during our time together in FC Sochaux-Montbeliard, France, back in 2018. I have to admit that he left a very strong impression on me since the day one, both because of his huge experience, and relationship withContinue reading “Can We Periodize Video Analysis? – Importance of Opponent Analysis in Football: Part 2”
With a large number of our readers playing different roles in professional football, there is a growing need to include other aspects of the game on our blog along with strength & conditioning, sports medicine, sports psychology and nutrition. Video analysis is definitely a hot topic in the world of football, and today I amContinue reading “Can We Periodize Video Analysis? – Importance of Self Analysis in Football: Part 1”
Today it is my pleasure to host another brilliant guest blogger. I met Marko a few years ago while he was Head fitness coach of the Football Club Rudeš (Croatia). He is an exceptional young S&C coach and an even better person, who certainly has a lot to offer to the football public. Today, MarkoContinue reading “Building The High Performance System: GNK Dinamo Zagreb Approach”
As a Part 2 of a blog post about High-Speed Running and Sprinting in Professional Football, I would like to go further and discuss about the impact of injuries on these crucial parameters of the football game. Due to the great interest of Strength & Conditioning, Football and Rehab coaches in this topic, a seriesContinue reading “Hamstring Strain Injuries and High-Speed Running: Return to Play or Return to High Performance?”
Managing the training process of 25 to 30 football players during a competition could be a very complex job. The whole team is usually divided into several working groups according to individual needs, health status and the amount of playing time. At the same time, the groups are very changeable and are constantly separated andContinue reading “Managing The In-Season Work in Professional Football: Controlling The Chaos!”
In previous years, psychology in sports has experienced a great rise. It become almost impossible to imagine the everyday work of a professional football club without the presence of a sports psychologist. From my humble experience (trust me on this one), what psychology can do for a professional footballer in a short period of timeContinue reading “Motivation in Professional Sport: A Key to Success”
Somewhere between science in sport, sometimes a blog post sneaks in that talks about life, personal experiences and achievements. So, here it is, the story about winning The Serbian National Cup with FC Vojvodina Novi Sad after two months of lockdown. Now that the curtain closes on twenty twenty, it would be nice to doContinue reading “Winning The National Cup Trophy after COVID-19 Lockdown: 2020 Behind the Scenes”
This blog post is inspired by Tim Gabbett’s work, especially paper If overuse injury is a ‘Training load error’, should undertraining be viewed the same way? from 2016, published in British Journal of Sports Medicine. In the past decade, Tim’s academic work has attracted a lot of attention among S&C coaches. Using brilliant common sense,Continue reading “If Undertraining is a Crime, then Poor Communication is the Main Suspect!”
In my very first blog post, I’ll do my best to start a practice of bringing short and sweet 3 to 5 minutes reads. My major focus will be on quick review of novel research and everyday life of S&C coach, packed together with my personal opinion and ideas from practice, regarding Professional football environment.Continue reading “High-Speed running and Sprinting in Professional Football: A Review”
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