DOES TECHNOLOGY IMPROVE FOOTBALL?
International workshop: ?Does technology improve football??
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.
Why 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.
moderated by Tom Boudeweel
09h00: Welcome by Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen
09h10: Nigel Pearson (former Head Manager Premier League, currently OH Leuven)
Does technology improve my coaching as head manager?
09h50: Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer (Team Physician German National Team)
Appropriate use of laboratory values in the management of internal load and disease.
10h30: Dr. Michel Brink (Sport Scientist University of Groningen)
Differences between coaches? and players? perceptions of training intensity and recovery
11h10: Coffee break
11h40: Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen (KU Leuven, Sport Scientist & Training Expert UEFA)
Transition from elite youth to professional football: what is the missing link?
12h20: Dr. Wouter Frencken (FC Groningen & University of Groningen)
How can tracking-data be used to improve team-tactical performance?
13h00: Dr. Paul Balsom (Head of Sports Science & Performance analysis Swedish National Team & Leicester City FC)
The impact of sports science on the success of Leicester City and the Swedish national team.
13h45: Sandwich lunch
16h00: Drs. Arne Jaspers (KU Leuven - TopSportsLab NV)
Doctoral Defence: Identifying relevant load indicators for continuous monitoring in professional soccer.
(For the doctoral defence, confirm your registration before January 12th 2018 (email@example.com). Registration for the PhD defence is free.)