Scientific Research in Football

Barnes, Archer, Hogg, Busch & Bradley (2014); Stølen, Chamari, Castagna, & Wisløff, 2005

Nol Hornix

Of course, football is not science, and we must ensure that we are not only approaching football in a scientific way. However, science can be supportive in enhancing our knowledge of this extremely popular sport (Stølen, Chamari, Castagna, & Wisløff, 2005).

Scientific research has shown that in recent years international football has developed tremendously with regards to physical aspects. In this research of Barnes, Archer, Hogg, Bush & Bradley (2014), 14,700 players were followed during matches in the English Premier League over a period of 7 seasons (2006-2007 to 2012-2013). During this period, a significant increase was found in ...

  • Total running distance at high speed (+ 30%)
  • The number of actions at high intensity (+ 50%)
  • Total sprint distance (+ 35%)
  • The number of sprints (+ 30%)

It is obvious that the fitness level of your squad, plays an important role in match performance.

With the development of Periodr®, the periodisation of football-conditioning workouts is a simple task for every Trainer Coach. In addition, Periodr® plans training sessions according to the latest scientific insights in the area of football conditioning. Therefore, Periodr® will not only prevent injuries, but will ultimately lead to a gradual improvement of your players’ fitness level.

Periodr® is a unique tool for the modern Trainer Coach.

Nol Hornix, MSc, PRT