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A Critical Review of Eccentric training and its effects on change of direction ability by Scott Daly

Change of direction (COD) and agility are much debated topics among strength and conditioning professionals both in academia and the applied setting. Agility...

‘Zapping the brain’ – The physiology behind the psychology of endurance performance

This blog was influenced by Alex Hutchinson’s book ‘Endure mind, body and the curiously elastic limits of human performance.’(1) The book presents a...

The Importance of Speed and Power for Professional Footballers: A Review of the Literature by Ian Jones

Research by Faude et al., (2012) has shown that sprinting within professional football often leads to decisive moments within the game. Faude et...

Book Review – The Barcelona way: Unlocking the DNA of a winning culture by Luke Lawrence

Book Review – The Barcelona way: Unlocking the DNA of a winning culture (Damian Hughes) The All Blacks, New England Patriots and Team...

What performance-related variables dictate success in the UEFA Champions League – A research review by Dylan Mernagh

What performance-related variables best differentiate between eliminated and qualified teams for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League by Carlos H. Almeida...

Small-sided games are a good indication of football talent! A research review by Dan Bernardin

The use of small-sided games to asses skill proficiency in youth soccer players: a talent identification tool by K. Bennett, A. Novak, M....