Bridging science and practice in soccer

Successful SoccerFitness course between the 11-13 of November, 2019 in Alicante, Spain. 


From lectures and discussions to practical sessions by Jens Bangsbo & Casper Skovgaard. A 3-day course made to create a platform where fitness coaches in soccer can gain knowledge, be inspired and build their network.


The course was developed in collaboration with fitness coaches from some of the most prestigous clubs in the world, with decades of professional experience as its foundation.


SoccerFitness aims to provide coaches with knowledge and inspiration to further improve the quality of fitness training in soccer.

Day 1

The course started with an introduction to individual analysis. Then the coaches headed to the football pitch and conducted tests: Yo-Yo L1 - creative sprint -and 5-10-30m sprint test on a U18 team from Cocentaina. The players then played 11v11. During the game the coaches had to analyse a player of their choice.

Day 2

The second day started with the evaluation of the tests conducted during day 1. Then the coaches went to the training ground fro the 3rd practical session, Aerobic training with evaluation. It was followed by a theoretical session, then Speed endurance training and practical session for the coaches.

the coaches participated in the course in Alicante are forming a circle as a sign of community

Day 3

During the final day, the coaches participated in a theoretical session where they planned the training focusing on the selected individuals from day 1. Then the training session was conducted focusing on the pre-selected players. The players then received individual feedback and recommendation.