Receiving an invitation to represent your country should be the best thing that can happen in a footballers career. There are however some factors to discuss when looking at the workload per player. Players come from different clubs, from different countries on different continents, where there are different cultures and different training regimes. Most players... Continue Reading →
Individual periodisation – part 2
Football is an individual team sport. In other words, 11 individuals have to learn how to work together as a team. However, these 11 players all have different backgrounds and respond differently to certain training methods Individual Periodisation. A coach should therefore, after he planned the team workload, individualize the workload for each and every... Continue Reading →
At a certain moment in the rehab process a player will and must be introduced to the real thing, the game. He will start to play minutes, but how many minutes will he play in his first game(s)? How can we progress if everything goes according to plan? These are only two of many questions... Continue Reading →
Who is responsible?
In a football team the head coach is responsible. If things go wrong he is the one who gets the sack. The head coach has the overall responsibility in all aspects regarding the team process. This means that he also is responsible for the injured player, returning to training and playing. Or is he? As... Continue Reading →
The interval principle.
The interval principle in football rehab Football is an interval sport. In football oxygen is used to recover between football actions. This interval principle should therefore be introduced in the rehab process as soon as possible. The interval principle is not often introduced in a rehab process. Not introducing the interval principle in rehab can... Continue Reading →
What if you don´t have a Sport Science department to support you with data? Only the big teams with high budgets have Sport Science departments to collect data. They gather all kinds of data. Heart rates, RPE´s, body weight, results of saliva samples, etc, etc are collected and put into a spreadsheet. This data is... Continue Reading →
Where to start?
Where to start? When going on a course you expect to learn something. You expect that the presented will give you that little extra in the future. Most courses do not give you anything new. There are no «secrets» in football. Football still has the same rules and is played the same way all over... Continue Reading →
A case study. Player X is a first year U19 in Norway. A season in Norway lasts from January until October. The pre - season starts in January until April and league games are played between April and October. At his previous club he played as an elite player in the U15 and... Continue Reading →
The rehab process
The game is the reference of your rehab process. It is the starting point from which you start planning. Always start with the finish in mind and then work backwards. Everything the player does is... Continue Reading →