Francisco Tavares

  • Performance Coordinator
  • Sporting Clube de Portugal

Francisco is the performance coordinator for Sporting Clube de Portugal, and has previously worked as a strength and conditioning coach (S&C) in elite rugby with the Chiefs Super Rugby and the PRO14 team Glasgow Warriors. He is a certified S&C from the American (NSCA-CSCS) and Australian (ASCA-L2) associations. Francisco holds a PhD and a MSc in Sport Sciences and he is a published author and lecturer in the different areas of sport sciences.


  • 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 […]