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Training load during a microcycle in roller hockey

Training load is one of the most critical factors in the sports field since it depends on whether we achieve the desired adaptations. The training load is divided by external or internal load, the first being the work completed by the athlete (e.g., distance, number of sprints, etc.). The second, the physiological or psychological response (e.g., heart rate, lactate levels, perceived exertion) imposed by the external load.

How to prepare for the next match in team sports

Winning a football, basketball, or handball game depends on many factors. Many of them are beyond the coach’s control. An extraordinary performance of the opponent, an unfair referee decision or luck are aspects that can determine a result, and that cannot be trained. That is why we must pay all our attention exclusively to what can be controlled, that is, what depends only on us.

3 Do’s to become a better football coach.

As a coach your aim is to win matches, correct? You want your players to perform their best, don’t you? You need the team to play as if it was one entity, are we talking your language?

Sprints in hypoxia to improve performance in team sports

Team sports – such as football, rugby, handball, hockey, or basketball – are characterized by alternating short efforts of very high intensity (<10 seconds) with recovery periods at a lower intensity. That is why the ability to sprint repeatedly will be key for the performance of these players.1 In fact, various studies have observed that players who compete in a higher competitive category (for example, professionals rather than semi-professionals) perform better in repeated sprint tests.

Sauna or hot baths, are they alternative methods for heat acclimation?

Heat has adverse effects on the performance of athletes, so it is necessary to carry out an acclimation process before competing in high-temperature environments.

How to reach match day with the glycogen storage full

Carbohydrates are the main energy source during high-intensity exercises. Therefore, it is important to get to the competition with the highest glycogen storage possible.

How to Exchange Information with Players in Football and Team Sports

Human beings evolve, they reconsider some ideas, adopt new habits and learn through stories that are related to their previous experiences, which they frequently listen to and copy in their everyday life.

The importance of exchanging information properly with players to better train in team sports

In team sports, training is about exchanging information as well as helping players learn and master the game skills much better than if they learned them on their own.

Training to reach muscle Failure with Low and High Loads

There are less and less doubts about the need to keep adequate levels of strength and muscle mass for health.

How Does the Context of the Game Impact the Style of Play in Football Teams?

The style of play is a combination of identifiable strategies and tactical behaviours that are regularly repeated by a team over long phases of a match and that remain stable from game to game.