The Use of Sand as an alternative surface for Training, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in English Professional Football and barriers to implementation: A Cross-sectional survey of medical staff. Richardson MC, English B, Chesterton P. Sci Med Footb. 2022 Sep 15. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2022.2125566. This cross-sectional survey of the medical...

Football Science Institute has reached an educational cooperation agreement with Cádiz CF. Founded in 1910, Cádiz Club de Fútbol is one of the most recognized clubs in Spain. It was promoted to the top flight for the first time in 1977, and since then has spent...

Perspectives of the barriers and enablers to nutritional adherence in professional male academy football players. Carter JL, Lee DJ, Ranchordas MK, Cole M. Sci Med Footb. 2022 Sep 9. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2022.2123554. This study used interviews with 13 professional young players, 12 sports nutritionists, and 10 coaches finding 7...

  Melatonin supplementation alleviates cellular damage and physical performance decline induced by an intensive training period in professional soccer players. Farjallah MA, Ghattassi K, Kamoun A, Graja A, Ben Mahmoud L, Driss T, Jamoussi K, Sahnoun Z, Souissi N, Zmijewski P, Hammouda O. PLoS One. 2022 Sep 2;17(9):e0273719....

Football Science Institute adds a new Educational Partner in Mexico with the incorporation of Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V., better known as Chivas. Chivas is one of the two teams with the most championships in the history of Mexican soccer, the club was founded...

High revision arthroscopy rate after ACL reconstruction in men's professional team sports. Bloch H, Reinsberger C, Klein C, Luig P, Krutsch W. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Aug 17. doi: 10.1007/s00167-022-07105-0. This study analysed the German statutory accidental insurance for professional athletes (VBG) data on all complete...

Our FSI student, Boris Tatar, took advantage of his vacation in Croatia to visit one of our partner clubs and see on-site the work they do in the club. Boris was able to meet with different members of the Dinamo Zagreb academy and exchange views on...

Don't Peak Too Early: Evidence for an ACL Injury Prevention Mechanism of the 11+ Program. Sigurðsson HB, Briem K, Grävare Silbernagel K, Snyder-Mackler L. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Aug 1;17(5):823-831. doi: 10.26603/001c.36524. eCollection 2022. In this study 3 teams (69 players) of collegiate female soccer athletes...

Incidence and severity of hamstring injuries in female athletes who play field sports: A systematic review with meta-analysis of prospective studies. Mullins K, Mac Colgáin D, Carton P. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Aug 5:1-31. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2022.11144. This systematic review on the incidence of hamstring injuries (HSI)...

From FSI we are pleased to announce the celebration of our annual conference, the III FSI Conference on High Performance in Football will take place in Granada on November 30th, 1st and 2nd of December. The conference will include the participation of more than 30 speakers...