Long-term athletic development (LTAD) is a process over several years in which strength training is carried out from a young age. It is an important capability as it is correlated to jumping, sprinting, agility and a decreased injury rate. An optimal amount of stimuli in the...

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Increases the Risk of Hamstring Strain Injury Across Football Codes in Australia Messer DJ, Williams MD, Bourne MN, Opar DA, Timmins RG, Shield AJ Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Sports Med. 2021 Oct 28. doi: 10.1007/s40279-021-01567-x In this prospective cohort study in...

Mexico’s Club America and the Football Science Institute renew their collaborative educational partnership until 2022, expanding the professional alliance that has united both institutions since 2020 through joint training, marketing, and internship programs for students certified by FSI. The Club will continue to promote the training...

Xavi Hernandez is the new head coach of Barcelona FC. In the FSI Master's course High-Performance Football Coach, Xavi offers our students an extensive technical interview about his training methodology. Here we offer you a brief extract of it. ...

Did you know that FSI graduate students can choose to participate in internships at high-level football clubs? In this video, Santiago Diaz tells us about his internship with America Mexico. Start your professional future in football with FSI today! ...

Preparation for training and matches usually starts with the regular team warm-up, consisting of 10-30’ of generic/specific directed-to-team preparation, but the ‘one-fits-all’ approach may not be enough for individual preparation. The 360º individual pre-formance strategy (360PRE) is a strategy designed to protect the body, provoke...

Traditionally, interventions to improve performance of substitutes have not received much attention. Their pre-match warm-ups are usually performed isolated from starters and they then carry out a re-warm-up in the second half prior to going onto the field. Substitutes should be prepared to perform at...

1. A Review of Legal, Ethical, and Governance Issues for Team Doctors Orchard JJ, Maddocks D, Carneiro E, Orchard JW Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Nov 10. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000986 This paper analyzes media reports, legal cases, and journal articles...

Did you know that FSI graduate students can choose to carry out internships in high-level football clubs? Here, Amador Sanchez tells us about his internship in Valencia CF. Start your professional future in football with FSI today! ...

For an athlete to return to play (RTP) after ACL reconstruction (ACLR), multiple factors that should be assessed. Physical tests allow to evaluate movement strategies in the main mechanisms which may predispose to injury. Almost 90% of players RTP in 10 months after ACLR, although some...