Key Performance Areas
Across all levels of the game, justifying coaching practices and content delivery to soccer players is paramount. Coaching science is the scientific principles that should underpin all soccer coaches work. Understanding & translating key scientific principles into coaching practice how all individuals involved with the development of soccer players can maximise their training practice.
Specific soccer nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet with regards to improving soccer performance. Nutrition in terms of fuelling and recovering the player from training and match-play is vitally important. Soccer specific nutritionists delivering within ISSPF will highlight the importance nutrition plays on the developing player, and specific strategies used across various levels of the game.
Within ISSPF soccer specific physiology will be discussed and highlighted as the science underpinning and highlighting how the body responds to demands of soccer match-play or soccer specific training. How the body adapts to different stimuli imposed on the body and the various outcomes will be delivered through the ISSPF lecturers and applied soccer science researchers.
Understanding the balance between work & recovery is something that is vital to maximal soccer performance & player success. ISSPF brings together some of the leading researchers & applied soccer scientists to discuss the role of rest & recovery within the game, and science behind the latest research surrounding the recovery procedures used within the game.
The strength and conditioning discipline within ISSPF will encompass, explain & show how modern soccer specific related training methods can assist in developing the entire physical capacity of the soccer player, and what is required to allow them to progress & maximally prepare them for training and match-play. ISSPF professors will reveal the importance of conditioning the player in a very specific way using very applied methodologies linking the science and the art of coaching.
Without understanding the demands imposed on soccer players at various levels and age groups makes it very difficult to ensure coaching methods are having the correct impact on development of the player. ISSPF lecturers will yet again highlight the research in the area of modern testing & player monitoring strategies with the aim of then being able to apply the correct training stimulus & further justify coaching methodologies to maximise performance & reduce the risk of injury.
This particular discipline of high performance coaching has become one of the most important and highly utilised methods across many levels of soccer. Performance analysis in soccer is the process of assessing performance to develop an understanding of soccer specific technical, tactical & physical actions to inform better decision-making, whilst supporting coaches and players to become more efficient with their practice & performance.
Developing all physical components required to enhance the overall performance of soccer players is vitally important to ensure individual players and teams can cope with the demands of the game and training scenarios. Being able to develop more the one aspect of the players physical capacity is of paramount importance in order to improve performance and skills at a particular sport. In this section we will provide some of the latest research findings, most efficient training methods and detailed insights into developing player fitness through our ISSPF fitness experts from across the globe.
Tactical analysis in soccer relates to the individual player or collective team’s capability & capacity to conduct the game plan and tactical strategy. A plethora of methods can be utilised to assist in the analysis, evaluation or planning of a tactical strategy and in this section, ISSPF will bring together some of the most innovative academic practitioners within the game to share information in this area.
Understanding how psychological factors can affect soccer performance and how training & match participation may affect psychological and subsequent physical factors. The specialist applied soccer specific psychologists within ISSPF will highlight cognitive and behavioural strategies to the viewers in order to improve their experience and performance when coaching or delivering specific content.
Under this section, ISSPF will provide lectures that expose literature, research and applied methods harnessing some of the key values and questions associated with identifying and producing talents within the game. Talent identification can be defined as a process of recognising current players that have the potential to excel within soccer, however here at ISSPF we will aim to open this area of research with some of the latest reports, findings and conclusions for future development.
Coaches & other individuals involved within the physical development & preparation of soccer players have to balance a number of key elements when training players (i.e. technical, tactical, strength & conditioning). Understanding the effects of training and more importantly different types of training on the players total training load is vitally important. ISSPF will open the literature & link specific applied ways elite clubs & coaches assist players in the management of training load.