FSI LAB 2022 Scientific Production

Football Science Institute continues to contribute to the creation and development of scientific knowledge in soccer. FSI LAB aims to investigate and disseminate the science behind football, addressing the needs and concerns of FSI students and partner clubs by providing scientific answers and real resources to be applied on the field.

The FSI Lab research team had a very productive year in 2022, publishing a total of 9 articles in various high-impact international journals and conferences. These articles cover a wide range of topics related to 7 lines of research:

  1. ACL Injury Prevention: strategies for identifying risk factors for ACL injury.
  2. GPS tracking: design and monitoring of training tasks to replicate competition demands.
  3. Technical Tactical reconditioning for injured players: Developing a technical-tactical framework for players that replicates what is done during competition.
  4. Substitute Players: Analysis of the game and training load of substitutes, as well as the analysis of the warm-up practices of these players.
  5. Daily habits and supplementation: Defining the use of melatonin in football and how it affects player performance.
  6. Mobility: research on flexibility work in football players.
  7. Testing: development of specific tests to analyze movement in football players.

The success of the FSI Lab research team in 2022 would not have been possible without the contribution of  all its members, who have been collaborating from different parts of the world such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Scotland, Chile or England.

FSI Lab will keep working to develop new research projects during 2023. Undoubtedly a unique opportunity for FSI students, partner clubs, and football professionals in general, to access the most advanced scientific resources to improve football and its practice in all areas.

Read more about FSI 2022 Scientific Production in the following:

Reliability and usefulness of maximum soccer-specific jump test: a valid and cost-effective system to measure on soccer field


Exercise-Based Training Strategies to Reduce the Incidence or Mitigate the Risk Factors of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Adult Football (Soccer) Players: A Systematic Review.


Is there association between cutting and jump-landing movement quality in semi-professional football players? Implications for ACL injury risk screening.


Body composition and physical performance measures in elite female football players: differences across playing positions and associations with kicking velocity and curve sprint performance

https://www.mov-sport sciences.org/articles/sm/full_html/2022/03/sm220001/sm220001.html

How does curve sprint evolve across different age categories in soccer players?


Influence of Tactical Behaviour on Running Performance in The Three Most Successful Soccer Teams During the Competitive Season of The Spanish First Division.


External Workload Compared Between Competitive and Non-Competitive Matches for Professional Male Soccer Players


Effects of Different Loading Conditions During Resisted Sprint Training on Sprint Performance https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33337706/

Congested Period in Professional Youth Soccer Players Showed a Different High Decelerations Profile in the Group Performance and a Specific Positional Behaviour