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Carlo Castagna

  • Head of the Football Training and Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Italian Football Association (FIGC)

Carlo Castagna is (since 2011) the head of the Football Training and Biomechanics Laboratory of the Technical Department of the Italian Football Association (FIGC) located in Coverciano (Florence). In this position he assessed the fitness level of all male and female Italian youth national teams and of the Female Italian National team. Currently (from 2016) is scientific coordinator of the Performance and Research Department of the Club Italia on the behalf of the Italian Football Association (FIGC). His main research interests in soccer relates to match analysis, field-testing and training-load optimization for elite and young soccer players (National and Club teams) and referees (Elite, National and Regional Level). Carlo Castagna since 2011 is member of the International Advisory Research Board for the Copenhagen Centre for Team-Sport and Health (University of Copenhagen, DK). He act as invited reviewer for several international scholar journals and he is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness since 2007. He has published 180 papers indexed on PubMed with a corresponding of HI of 69 and RG score of 43.25 (April 2021).