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The course “Fitness training in Elite Football - Individual Development” is related to current success of the work by Jens Bangsbo at Atalanta B.C. in Serie A and UEFA Champions League.

Combining scientific knowledge and best-practice, the content will focus on topics such as individual analysis, individual training, player loading, and return to play as well as the use of data for individual development. There will also be plenty of opportunities to discuss other areas of interest during the day, or during breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is all included in the course fee.

During the course, which is developed in collaboration with coaches from some of the most prestigious clubs in the world such as Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool FC, Juventus FC, Internazionale FC and FC Barcelona, we will bridge theory and practice and offer concrete procedures, exercises and tools to develop each player in the team optimally.


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The 3-day course is a unique opportunity to meet professionals that are faced by the same challenges as you. We will encourage you to discuss, share your knowledge, and grow your network to improve your level of knowledge, expertise and coaching skills.

The course targets fitness coaches working, or studying to work, with a football club on a daily basis, and we strive to include and embrace all levels of expertise within this context.

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

Learn New Methods
Analyze and train your players to develop yourself and your team
Practice your skills
Bridging science and practice in soccer
Share your knowledge
Join a platform where fitness coaches can gain knowledge, be inspired and build their network


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The course will run during the international break from the 8/11 at 14:00 to 10/11 at 16:00. It is therefore possible to fly in on the morning of the 8th and fly out in the evening of the 10th. Transfer from/to the airport is included in the course fee.

Accommodation during the course will be at the ***IBIS Elche. If you wish to stay longer than the course running 8-10th November, there are plenty of things to see and do in this beautiful region of Spain.

In the beautiful town of Elche, for example, you can visit the Palmeral de Elche palm grove, which is a UNESCO World Heritage area. Taken together, we offer a top-quality 3-day course with all-inclusive service and no hidden expenses. Therefore, to attend the 3-day course, all you need to do is to get to the Alicante airport in time to attend the course starting 8 November at 14:00.

The course is held in English.


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Jens Bangsbo

Jens is a professor at the world-renowned institute of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, and has published more than 300 original research papers and numerous books. He is considered a pioneer and world-leading expert within the area of applied physiology in soccer. He has been an Assistant Coach for Juventus FC, AEK Athens, Antalyaspor and the Danish national team. He holds a UEFA Pro license and he is a UEFA, AFC and FIFA instructor. He is the inventor of the “Yo-Yo” test – the most used test in the world of soccer – and his ability to translate scientific knowledge into practice is widely respected all over the world.

Casper Skovgaard

Casper holds a PhD from University of Copenhagen. He was Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Turkish Süperlig team Antalyaspor as part of the coaching staff of Leonardo (current PSG sporting director). He has also been working as a fitness coach for a number of Danish clubs, including Superliga teams FC Nordsjælland, Lyngby Boldklub and Vejle Boldklub.


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Day 1

The course starts with an introduction to individual analysis. Then the coaches head to the football pitch for the first practical session - a 2x 30 min game. After analysing the game, the second practical session takes place. The coaches will do different tests to learn the physical capacity of the players. Together with a great dinner, a summary and a reflection session takes place at the end of day 1.

Day 2

The second day starts with a theoretical session focusing on training principles, planning of training and monitoring. Then the coaches go to the training ground for the third practical session - aerobic training with evaluation. After lunch, the coaches have a data analysis theoretical session, which is followed by a fourth practical session on speed endurance training. To finish the day, there will be a team building soccer game and a big dinner.

Day 3

During the final day, the coaches participate in a theoretical session where they plan the training focusing on the selected individuals from day 1 and 2. This is followed by a fifth practical session focusing on individual training. The players will then receive individual feedback and recommendations based on the learnings from the three days. To conclude the course, the participants summarise the three days, and have a last chance to ask questions and share knowledge with our experts.

3-Day course in Elche

Join a group of experts and learn about the newest scietific knowledge!
  • Admittance to the course
  • The collection of Jens Bangsbo's books
  • All-Inclusive accommodation at the Ibis Hotel Elche***
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Transportation to and from the Alicante Airport
  • 30% Discount in our webshop

 We are committed to follow closely and comply with the Covid-19 regulations.


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The lectures and practical training is going to take place in Elche. The Valencian city of Elche is a short drive from Alicante and makes a popular day-trip for holidaymakers on the Costa Blanca. Not just any old Spanish town, Elche is famous for palm trees, shoemaking and a very special church, and there’s much more to see and do.

During the course the lectures will be held in the Elche Coworking space, while the practical sessions will be held at “Ciutat Esportiva Juan Ángel Romero”.

The accommodation will be at the *** Ibis Elche in single rooms.

Average Weather in November is usually clear and sunny. Daily high temperatures is between 18°C and 22°C, rarely falling below 15°C or exceeding 26°C.


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