This workshop is an organization of KU Leuven, Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Movement Sciences
With support of TopsportsLab, Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen, Sport Vlaanderen, KVBV, BFC en BFC Pro
In (semi-)professional football, clubs and federations invest resources and manpower into new technologies to support in a more professional way the team and the players to finally achieve better match performances and outcomes. These technologies include video tracking, global and local positioning systems (GPS and LPS), accelerometers, heart rate measurement, cloud-based database and athlete management systems along with various biological/physiological measurements such as hormonal and immune parameters, muscle damage, muscle strength, etc.
All these technologies have resulted in a ‘data tsunami’ for technical, medical and other staff in professional team sports.
hy and how are such technologies implemented in professional football? What are the pros and cons of these technologies? What can coaches learn from it? Are they useful to improve the team-tactical performance? And finally, does technology improve football?
In this workshop, an international panel of renowned experts and researchers will present valuable, practical and multidisciplinary insights in relation to the use of technology in (semi-)professional football.
If you also wish to attend the doctoral defence of Arne Jaspers at 4 pm entitled “Identifying relevant load indicators for continuous monitoring in professional soccer”, please confirm your attendance to Arne Jaspers before January 12th 2018 (email@example.com).
Registration for the PhD is free of charge.
- Moderated by Tom Boudeweel-
"Does technology improve my coaching as head manager?"
"Appropriate use of laboratory values in the management of internal load and disease."
"Differences between coaches’ and players’ perceptions of training intensity and recovery."
"Transition from elite youth to professional football: what is the missing link?"
"How can tracking-data be used to improve team-tactical performance?"
"The impact of sport science on the success of Leicester City and the Swedish national team"
Doctoral Defence: Identifying relevant load indicators for continuous monitoring in professional soccer.
Promoter: Prof. Dr. W. Helsen
Co-promoter: Prof. Dr. F. Staes
Co-promoter: Dr. M. Brink
For more information please contact:
Prof. Dr. W. Helsen: firstname.lastname@example.org / +32 477 425 534
Drs. A. Jaspers: email@example.com / +32 496 68 32 88