3-day Seminar: Data to Improve Performance in Elite Football

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With Jens Bangsbo, Marcello Iaia and Casper Skovgaard



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The seminar "Data to improve performance in elite football" is based on past and present practices of Jens Bangsbo at Juventus & Atalanta and Marcello Iaia at Inter Milano, AS Roma, Manchester United & Hellas Verona.

Combining scientific knowledge and best-practice, the content of the seminar will focus on topics such as monitoring, fitness training in elite clubs, planning of training 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 days, or during breakfast, lunch, or dinner, which is all included.

During the seminar, which is developed in collaboration with fitness coaches from some of the most prestigious clubs in the world such as Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool, Juventus, Internazionale and 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 seminar 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 coaching skills and professional impact.

The all-inclusive seminar targets fitness coaches working, or studying to work, within a football club, and we strive to include and embrace all levels of expertise within this context.

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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Day 1: The seminar starts in the afternoon with an general introduction, and the topics of monitoring & individual analysis. Next, fitness training in elite clubs will be presented. The coaches then head to the pitch for the first practical session as well as an internal game of football for the coaches to enjoy. Together with a great dinner, a summary and reflection session takes place at the end of day 1.

Day 2: The second day starts with presentation of data from yesterday alongside a theoretical session on the use of data for planning of training. A theoretical session on intense training in elite clubs takes place before lunch, whereafter return to play in elite clubs will be discussed. This is followed by a practical session focused on speed endurance training. To finish the day, there will be a team building football game and a big dinner.

Day 3: Starting the final day, the coaches share and discuss the data from yesterday. This is followed by a theoretical session on the use of data for individual development. Lunch is followed by a discussion on testing and training load measures. Lastly, planning of team training and individual training during the week will be presented and discussed with use of real-life situations such as 1, 2 and 3 games per week.


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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 400 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 previously worked with Juventus, Atalanta, AEK Athens, Antalyaspor and the Danish national team. He holds a UEFA Pro license and 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 & Team Danmark, the Danish elite sports institute. He was Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Turkish Süperlig team Antalyaspor as part of the coaching staff of Leonardo. He is currently Head of Physical Performance at FC Nordsjælland in the Danish Superliga, and he has also been Head of Performance at a number of Danish clubs, including other Superliga teams Lyngby Boldklub and Vejle Boldklub. The book, "Warm-up in Football: Optimize Performance and Avoid Injuries", was authored by Jens and Casper and released in 2021.


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Jens Bangsbo and Casper Skovgaard founded SoccerFitness to bridge the gap between science and practice within fitness in soccer. SoccerFitness does this by providing consultancy and education, and by organizing workshops, conferences, and seminars.
The ambition is to create a community where coaches seek knowledge and inspiration to help improve their professional level and further their career.

3-day Seminar in Alicante

Join a group of experts and learn about the newest scientific findings and practical application in fitness in football!
  • Admittance to the Seminar
  • All meals
  • Accomodation for two nights (March 21+22)
  • Transportation from and to Alicante Airport


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Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.

Included in the seminar fee. Name to be announced.

The average temperature in April is 16ºC, with highs of 21ºC. It’s likely that temperatures will reach up to around 28ºC on several days. 


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