Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.
With recent news of elite footballers making the move to China and the controversial decision to select Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022) as hosts for the World Cup, travel and weather are bound to be hot topics in elite level football.
Can these elite professionals be affected on the pitch by changing weather conditions and long commutes for away games?
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Editor and current Head of Athletic Development at Manchester United Tony Strudwick presents a who’s-who list of international experts in Soccer Science.
With the Premier League opener just under a week away, and with the likes of Liverpool’s James Milner, Everton’s Muhamed Besic and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere likely to miss their first games, injuries have been something of a talking point. But what if there was a way to predict and stop a player from getting injured before it even happened? Impossible? Well, researchers from the University of Birmingham and Southampton Football Club have been trying to achieve just that.
They’ve been busy analysing the performance of youth players and observing the links between their training and injury. Their findings have recently been published and hint that footballers’ injuries could be predicted by assessing their workloads during training and competitive matches.
In anticipation for forthcoming Soccer Science by Tony Strudwick, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the Science + Football Conference. The Science + Football Conference 2016 will take place at the FA National Sporting Centre, St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent on the 1st May.
A new study, Concussion in Sport, seeks to establish whether retired sportsmen and sportswomen have an increased incidence, or suffer an earlier onset, of neuro-degenerative disorders.
This free webinar by one of the world’s leading sports performance psychologists is a must for anyone involved in the coaching or management of sports teams.