Soccer Science Conference 2019

This year’s Soccer Science conference has taken the bold move of placing the event this year immediately prior to the start of pre-season in England and it certainly is a welcome change to see that there is a CPD early in the season, when everyone is fresh and motivated following the close-season break. With a […]

RESOURCES: Promoting Longevity in Sport – Adaptability

Time is of the essence; we want sustained success and we want it now! Fans across the world want silverware, titles and accolades and as they rest of the world is able to deliver instantly in the can-do, have-what-you-want, here-and-now culture, sport has unfortunately found itself reflecting society once more. At the end of 2012/13 […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – The role of the Manager!

How many conversations or discussions are made with a boss/manager/colleague which begin with the immortal line ‘Just a word..’?! A simple enough request but one that inevitable means that at the end of the conversation the person collared will have to make a decision. Nor just the obvious starters; who, what, where, when, how but […]

RESOURCES: 7 Stage of Injury Rehabilitation

A 7 stage Injury Rehabilitation classification scheme is set out below which will allow both medical and coaching staff to plan for the return of players from injury to training and playing. At each stage the player has defined goals and the strategies used to achieve these goals are set out. While there is structure […]

Football Close Season Programmes

Arsenal’s Training ground at London Colney boasts some of the best facilities in professional football, worldwide. A stone’s throw away from their previous home on the UCL Training ground (now used by Watford FC), London Colney is a practitioners dream.

Making The Big Calls

Few people will be under greater pressure in a football stadium on match day than the person who most people mostly never notice. Yet a club doctor or Head of Medical often has to deal with some of the biggest decisions in any game. With the spotlight rightly shone on player health (both physically and […]