Building The High Performance System: GNK Dinamo Zagreb Approach

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 RudeŇ° (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”

Hamstring Strain Injuries and High-Speed Running: Return to Play or Return to High Performance?

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 In-Season Work in Professional Football: Controlling The Chaos!

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!”

Motivation in Professional Sport: A Key to Success

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”