Schedule Layout 1

May 24, 2021 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

HIIT programming

Martin Buchheit Sport Performance Consulting & Research / Kitman Labs
May 24, 2021 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

'To measure is to know' in perspective: the important interaction between (the eye of) the coach and data-informed decision-making

This presentation aims to give an overview of how evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence are combined to guide decision-making within a national team setting. The current analytics flow will be explored with an open view on possibilities, challenges and current shortcomings, together with a discussion on the combination of (the eye of) the coach and data-informed decision-making from personal experiences as sport scientist and practioner.

Arne Jaspers Sports Scientist / Royal Belgian Football Association
May 24, 2021 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

How can thermography help football professionals to reduce injury incidence and improve return to play condition?

Infrared Thermography is a non-invasive technology that allows you to measure skin temperature by taking a picture: a fast, objective and easy way to quantify internal load. Used in different sectors for decades, Thermography has become more popular in the high performance field in recent years. This is thanks to the increasing number of scientific […]

Ismael Fernández Cuevas PhD in Sport sciences and thermography advisor for elite football teams / ThermoHuman
May 25, 2021 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Fitness and tactical/technical changes after SSGs in fooball

Presentation will cover the following topics: Aerobic effects of SSGs Effects on linear sprinting and change-of-direction Effects on vertical height jump Effects on repeated-sprint ability Effects on technical execution Combining SSG and other training methods SSG in untrained and clinical populations

Filipe Clemente Assistant Professor / Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer de Melgaço (IPVC, Portugal)
May 25, 2021 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Sprint Endurance in Football

Carlo Castagna Head of the Football Training and Biomechanics Laboratory / Italian Football Association (FIGC)
May 31, 2021 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Practical methods to increase hamstring robustness in elite football/soccer

Alex Calder Head of Sports Science / Houston Dynamo
May 31, 2021 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Individual acceleration-speed profile in-situ: new testing approach for football players

Sprint performance and mechanics (force-velocity-power output) are key physical feature in football They are usually tested through maximal acceleration and speed tests, which might be challenging to schedule in real-life scenarios A novel approach, the « in-situ individual acceleration-speed profile » will remove this limitation by « testing the players without testing them

Jean-Benoit Morin Full Professor / University of Saint-Etienne (France)
June 1, 2021 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Impact of Covid-19 lockdown on Serie A players’ physical qualities and match running activities

During the 2019-20 competitive period, the Italian Serie A was stopped in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For this unprecedented situation like millions of global citizens players were sent to mandatory home-isolation and they performed only home-based training sessions. The Covid-19 lockdown mainly affected some neuromuscular qualities of professional soccer […]

Ermanno Rampinini Head of Human Performance Lab / MAPEI Sport Research Center
June 1, 2021 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Team tactical and physical performance in small-sided games

Small-sided games are intended to replicate (parts of) the official match. Benefits of playing those training formats in practice is that physical, technical, and tactical capacities are simultaneously stressed. Usually, those small-sided games are modified in number of players, pitch size, or other playing rules to meet specific practice outcomes. This presentation will give an […]

Sigrid Olthof Sport Scientist and Lecturer in Performance Analysis & Analytics / Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
June 2, 2021 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Context is king when interpreting match physical performance

Football has now moved into the information age, or more precisely an advanced technology age and as such ‘hyper-niche’ knowledge is driving major changes in all areas of the game especially in match analytics.   Context adds a narrative to match analysis data, and if we have a narrative around the numbers this aids translation […]

Paul Bradley Football Science Consultant and Associate Professor (Reader) / LJM University
June 2, 2021 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Training load management in elite football using SSG

The presentation aims to introduce some of the recent findings about training load management in elite football. Different soccer-specific drills such as small- or large-sided games (SSGs), positional drills, etc. are largely utilized to integrate technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands during training routines. Therefore, the SSGs intensity is a crucial feature for coaches and […]

Andrea Riboli Applied Sport Scientist and Adjunct Professor / University of Milan (Italy)
June 2, 2021 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Recovery from training loads in football: Are we getting colder?

Adaptations from training are dependent on the balance between exercise stimulus and recovery. In order to speed-up recovery, cold modalities have been widely used both in research and within team sports athletes. Although some studies support the acute benefits of cold modalities on recovery, some literature suggests that chronic use of such modalities can negatively […]

Francisco Tavares Performance Coordinator / Sporting Clube de Portugal