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Eduardo Santos – the world’s first seven-figure physio

When Trevor Francis became the first million-pound footballer in 1979, he was the subject of endless hyperbolic headlines. It was news, not just within the world of football, but in the mainstream media too. Nowadays, things are a little different; with billions upon billions pouring into the game from kaleidoscopic revenue streams, seven figure-sums are

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At-Home Training

Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It?! Is training for technical skills really the best use of soccer players’ time during a period of sustained inactivity? … the answer is no. Youth soccer players: if you haven’t already, you need to add aerobic high-intensity interval training into your weekly at-home

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Soccer in Quarantine time

For sure we are all facing new challenges, knowing and testing our boundaries, testing our patience, knowing our inner self better and certainly after all this we will all look back and see positive things and become a better society and better individuals. I remember when I was a young child, possibly around 10 how

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The Learning Curve in Soccer

Learning Curve – What looks good on YouTube, may not be effective to your learning experience. Today, I decided to bring a subject that may be controversial and have some different points of view. That’s perfect for me, because I’m always looking into exchange some opinions/ideas (one friend mine call this exchange “gym for the

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Head of Academy Operations

JOB TITLE: Head of Academy Operations DEPARTMENT: Academy REPORTS TO: Head of Academy LOCATION: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Compton Park HOURS: 37.5 hours per week. Flexibility in the role is essential as weekend and evening work will be required. _____________________________________________________________ Job purpose The Head of Academy Operations has the overall responsibility for managing the

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Creativity and decision Making in modern Soccer

Evolution? Can we call this evolution? As we know Football is a reflex of society and all the intervenients are inevitably part of it. How can this affect two essential aspects in football, creativity and decision making ? In these days our brains are overloaded with information, we overthink, we have a huge amount of

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Youth Development Phase Analyst

Purpose: The provision of performance analysis support to the Manchester United Academy. Integral to this purpose will be the collation and feedback of technical and tactical performance information. This will involve the utilisation of leading software products to provide a comprehensive service to the analysis department, coaching staff and players. Main Responsibilities: To work alongside

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Youth Development Phase Sports Scientist

Due to the launch of new sport science strategic initiatives at Leicester City Football Club Academy, there is a full-time position available for the role of Youth Development Phase Sport Scientist. About the company Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is a top-flight English football club, in their sixth consecutive season in

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Which Dietary Supplements are NOT a Waste of Your Money? (part2)

While studying for my PhD comprehensive exams, I recently came across an article written by Louise M. Burke and John A. Hawley, and published in the journal Science #362, on November 16th, 2018, titled “Swifter, Higher, Stronger: What’s on the Menu?”. In it, the authors discussed evidence-based nutritional approaches for optimal performance, including the use

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The modern Goalkeeper

 Neuer, Motta and Cruyff: how the modern goalkeeper became more than just an afterthought!! In his side’s 3-2 victory over Paderborn on Friday evening, Manuel Neuer dropped a clanger which captured perfectly the anxiety-inducing protagonism of the modern goalkeeper. Charging out of his area with the cavalier abandon that has become so synonymous with the

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Sports Scientist

Due to the launch of new sport science strategic initiatives at Leicester City Football Club Academy, there is a full-time position available for the role of Youth Development Phase Sport Scientist. About the company Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is a top-flight English football club, in their sixth consecutive season in

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First Team Performance Analyst

Do you have analytical skills and a demonstrably high level of knowledge of football? F.C. Copenhagen is recruiting a Performance Analyst from the 2020/21 season. Based at our training ground in Frederiksberg and reporting to the First Team coaching staff, the Performance Analyst will lead, oversee and coordinate an efficient performance analysis service (pre-match, live,

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Technical Scout

JOB TITLE: Technical Scout REPORTING TO: Lead Technical Scout LOCATION: Hummel Training Centre, Glasgow EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Permanent, Full Time SALARY: Dependent upon experience   THE ROLE A unique opportunity has arisen to join the Scouting department of Rangers Football Club as Technical Scout. The full-time position will be based at the Hummel Training Centre reporting

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Which Dietary Supplements are NOT a Waste of Your Money?

Legal, Evidence-Based Supplements for Soccer Players (Part 1) While studying for my PhD comprehensive exams, I recently came across an article written by Louise M. Burke and John A. Hawley, and published in the journal Science #362, on November 16th, 2018, titled “Swifter, Higher, Stronger: What’s on the Menu?”. In it, the authors discussed evidence-based

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Performance Analyst

Our Organisation Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams. The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and

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