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Science that Wins: Return-to-Play in Elite Football Online Event

  • 8th November 2022
  • Zoom flag Zoom ONLINE

Following our previous magnificent experiences, we are proud to go online with the next edition of #sciencethatwins series, which will take place on November 8, 2022. Our speakers will cover many topics across our two-day program focused on the return-to-play process, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, and performance analysis.

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About the Science that Wins: Return-to-Play in Elite Football Online Event

Join our live sessions and learn about the latest trends, technologies, and methods for return-to-play process in elite football. Our company has garnered vast experience over the years, creating high quality conferences and summits, both online and offline, that provide our participants with innovative ideas and useful connections.

Who Should Attend

  • Sports Directors
  • Academy Directors
  • Performance Directors
  • Sports Scientists
  • Video Analysts
  • Performance Analysts
  • Academy Analysts
  • Head Coaches
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Performance Coaches
  • Youth Coaches
  • Early Phase Coaches
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Physiotherapists
  • Medicine Directors
  • Medicine Professors
  • Team Doctors
  • Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Athlete Health Leads
  • Kinesiologists

 

From Industries Including: Football Clubs, Football Medicine, Sports Surgery, Sports Science, Football Academies, Universities

 

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Risk factors for injuries in elite football
  • Injury prevention in young players
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • ACL rehabilitation and RTP
  • Strength and biomechanical analysis in the management of injuries
  • Biomechanical approach to injury rehabilitation
  • Testing and rehabilitation strategies for injuries
  • Hydration in performance and recovery

Chiara Vignati, IT

Women's Medical Coordinator

Juventus

Cristian Petri, IT

Nutritionist

ACF Fiorentina

Cristian has been a performance nutritionist for the ACF Fiorentina soccer team since September 2015. He started working with FIGC – the Italy national team – with the selection U21-U20 in January 2017. In January 2018, he became an honorary member of the European Sport Nutrition Society. From March 2018 to July 2021, Cristian was a scientific advisor for Italy to Gatorade Sport Science Institute – GSSI.

Maria Burova, RU

Strength & Conditioning Coach

FC Zenit

Maria is a strength and conditioning coach and specialist in injury rehabilitation and has worked for the high-performance football teams in Russia since 2007 (FC Lokomotiv, FC Ufa, FC Zenit). She is a former head of FC Lokomotiv's Moscow sports injuries rehabilitation centre. Maria is an invited speaker for multiple sports medicine congresses and conferences as well as the author of the “Rehab after ACL reconstruction surgery” educational course and various scientific articles.

Alex Calder, US

Head of Sport Science

Houston Dynamo 

Alex Calder is the Head of Sports Science with Houston Dynamo, competing in the Major League Soccer (MLS). He is an accredited Level 3-Elite Coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA), as well as holding accreditations through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). Having worked in a variety of sports, he has coached at different levels of competition worldwide for the past decade. He has published several articles in relation to physical preparation and analysis.

Marko Matušinskij, HR

Head of Academy Physical Performance and Methodology

GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Marko Matušinskij is an academy head of physical performance and methodology at the GNK Dinamo Zagreb. Before that, he also worked as a strength and conditioning coach in different age groups starting from U9 to U19. After the experience with younger ages, he worked with the first teams such as GNK Dinamo B team, Istra, and Rudeš in the First Croatian League. These are the places where he built a craft of developing high-performance environments. To understand football even more, Marko took a UEFA B license course and started to lecture at the University of Kinesiology and Croatian Football Federation in the domain of strength and conditioning in professional football. As an academy head of performance and sport scientist, Marko is striving to introduce the best practices and knowledge to the GNK Dinamo system.

Jose Carlos Molinos Domene, ES

Football Player Consultant

ex-Real Madrid, Rubin Kazan

Jose Carlos Molinos Domene has a degree in physiotherapy and sport science. He also has a master's in prevention and injury rehabilitation. His working experience include Aspire academy, Qatar national team, Real Madrid, and Rubin Kazan.

Jose Collado, ES

Head Football LAB

Sevilla FC

Oliver Haertel, DE

Strength & Conditioning Coach U16

FC Bayern Munich

Bram Swinnen, BE

Co-Founder

Integrated Performance Training

Bram Swinnen earned a master's degree in kinesiology, a master's degree in physical therapy, and he highly values continuing education. His wealth of knowledge and 15 years of experience training professional athletes and teams make him a leading expert in sports performance training and rehabilitation.

Bram trained eight Olympic medalists and various world champions. He traveled the world to work with athletes and teams in the United States, Russia, Spain, Greece, Belgium, and Poland. He was the head strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer for the Euroleague basketball teams Estudiantes Madrid, Khimki Moscow, and Asseco Prokom Gdynia.

Bram also worked in the football team FC Anzhi, which is known for its numerous high-profile signings. In his period with Anzhi, Bram trained elite players such as Samuel Eto’o, Willian Borges, Lassana Diarra, Yuri Zhirkov, and formed part of a staff that was led by Guus Hiddink and René Meulensteen.

Bram is the author of 'Strength Training for Woccer', which is an international bestseller. Bram is currently working as a high-performance coach at KRC Genk. He’s also the expert coach for the ASICS Tennis Academy.

Philip Naessens, NL

Head of Rehabilitation

FC Utrecht

Florian Forelli, FR

Physical Therapist / Researcher, Junior Lecturer

Orthosport Rehab Center / Société Française des Masseurs Kinésithérapeutes du Sport

 

Florian Forelli is a sports physiotherapist specialising in anterior cruciate ligament injuries and rehabilitation. After obtaining his master's degree in 2014, he continued his university course with many university degrees before starting a PhD in 2020. Today, he works at the Orthosport Rehab Center in the Clinic of Domont, where he heads the functional exploration unit, and in the Medical and Research Center for Sports Performance, where he is a consultant for the innovation and performance department. He is also a consultant in France and abroad (England, Italy, Greece) for many clubs (football and handball) in the area of return to sport/play after knee injury. Florian is a lecturer in knee and sport rehabilitation and participates with the French Society of Sports Physical Therapists in many research projects about rehabilitation and return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Chiara Vignati, IT

Women's Medical Coordinator

Juventus

Cristian Petri, IT

Nutritionist

ACF Fiorentina

Maria Burova, RU

Strength & Conditioning Coach

FC Zenit

Alex Calder, US

Head of Sport Science

Houston Dynamo 

Marko Matušinskij, HR

Head of Academy Physical Performance and Methodology

GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Jose Carlos Molinos Domene, ES

Football Player Consultant

ex-Real Madrid, Rubin Kazan

Jose Collado, ES

Head Football LAB

Sevilla FC

Oliver Haertel, DE

Strength & Conditioning Coach U16

FC Bayern Munich

Bram Swinnen, BE

Co-Founder

Integrated Performance Training

Philip Naessens, NL

Head of Rehabilitation

FC Utrecht

Florian Forelli, FR

Physical Therapist / Researcher, Junior Lecturer

Orthosport Rehab Center / Société Française des Masseurs Kinésithérapeutes du Sport

 

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What our
participants
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“The Barcelona, Amsterdam and Vienna conferences were all excellent examples of specialized events that bring together academics and elite football practitioners to discuss ideas and concepts, thus it was an easy decision to get involved and chair the event again this year. Although this year is digital, I still expect some top-class discussion given the calibre of the speakers and the cutting-edge topics on offer. This is a must for anyone wanting to develop their advanced knowledge of the science and football area.”

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Dr. Paul Bradley

Football Science Consultant Specialising in Data Integration

“It was my pleasure to share the insights about introducing SoccerLAB at SK Rapid Wien with sport scientists, analysts and performance coaches from 34 clubs from 22 countries.”

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Georg Mészáros

Senior Management Consultant – Digital Sport Management at SK Rapid Wien / SoccerLAB / Teal Projects – Mészáros Consulting

“This event was well organized, professional, and provided great insight into various sports nutrition topics. There were a lot of research-based presentations as well as ones that provided practical application approaches to nutrition integration in sport.”

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Leron Sarig

Director of Performance Nutrition at San Francisco Giants