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Postmatch Recovery Practices Carried Out in Professional Football: A Survey of 56 Portuguese Professional Football Teams

Sérgio M. Querido, João Brito, Pedro Figueiredo, Filomena Carnide, João R. Vaz, and Sandro R. Freitas

previously designed and validated questionnaire, containing 19 questions, divided into 6 sections, was applied to assess the recovery practices within 72 hours postmatch in Portuguese professional football clubs. 20 Briefly, the questionnaire contained sections with questions for informed consent, personal

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Recovery During a Congested Schedule and Injury in Professional Football

Benoit Delaval, Abd-Elbasset Abaïdia, Barthélémy Delecroix, Franck Le Gall, Alan McCall, Said Ahmaidi, and Gregory Dupont

–2015 allowed us to design the protocol and the familiarization of the players. Data were collected between July 2015 and May 2017 (2 seasons) from 46 professional football players (age: 24.2 [4.7] y; height: 179.0 [8.1] cm; body mass: 76.8 [8.2] kg; body fat: 8.7% [1.9%] at the start of each in

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Coaches’ Experiences of Morality in English Professional Football Environments: Recommendations for Creating a Moral Atmosphere

Andrew J. Higham, James A. Newman, Joseph A. Stone, and James L. Rumbold

The moral atmosphere of professional football teams has been questioned in recent times with a surge in reported cases of antisocial behavior ( BBC, 2019 ; Newman et al., 2021 ). However, these are not isolated cases, as antisocial behavior has been apparent for decades within professional

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Physical and Mental Fatigue Reduce Psychomotor Vigilance in Professional Football Players

Luca Angius, Michele Merlini, James Hopker, Mattia Bianchi, Francesco Fois, Francesco Piras, Paolo Cugia, James Russell, and Samuele Maria Marcora

Professional football players experience a decline in various parameters of physical performance during the match. 1 Technical performance also declines as proved by a reduction in ball possession and an increase in the number of unsuccessful passes. 2 A higher number of goals scored during the

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Transition-Related Psychosocial Factors and Mental Health Outcomes in Former National Football League Players: An NFL-LONG Study

J.D. DeFreese, Samuel R. Walton, Zachary Yukio Kerr, Benjamin L. Brett, Avinash Chandran, Rebekah Mannix, Hope Campbell, Ruben J. Echemendia, Michael A. McCrea, William P. Meehan III, and Kevin M. Guskiewicz

of the multivariable regression analysis, with discontinuation from professional football (i.e., any degree of voluntary choice vs. no), and prediscontinuation transition planning (yes vs. no) entered in the second step to assess their associations with the dependent variable over and above targeted

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Brand-Image Communication Through Social Media: The Case of European Professional Football Clubs

Daniel Maderer, Petros Parganas, and Christos Anagnostopoulos

time. The present study was therefore an attempt to address the aforementioned research gaps. By including a period of three consecutive sport seasons and using 10 of Europe’s most valuable professional football brands from five different countries, we attempted to provide an understanding of how the

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Brain Endurance Training Improves Physical, Cognitive, and Multitasking Performance in Professional Football Players

Walter Staiano, Michele Merlini, Marco Romagnoli, Ulrich Kirk, Christopher Ring, and Samuele Marcora

players and other team sports in which optimal multitasking performance is required. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the effects of post BET during the preseason stage of professional footballers’ training. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the

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An Existential Counseling Case Study: Navigating Several Critical Moments With a Professional Football Player

Samuel Porter, Noora Ronkainen, Richard Sille, and Martin Eubank

(pseudonym Hannah) is a 21-year-old professional footballer playing for a team in the Football Association (FA) Women’s Championship. She spent most of her youth developing within her current club’s regional talent center and made a significant number of appearances for the first team across all competitions

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Navigating Management Dismissal and COVID-19 in a Professional Football Club: A Trainee Sport Psychologist Finds Her Way Through

Zoe A. Black and Paul McCarthy

-term approaches have developed (i.e., need to win, avoid relegation); there is a requirement for sustained team performance to maximize profitability and status ( Solberg & Haugen, 2010 ), which erodes the cooperative culture within each organization. Within professional football, there is often a high turnover

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Circulating, Cell-Free DNA for Monitoring Player Load in Professional Football

Nils Haller, Tobias Ehlert, Sebastian Schmidt, David Ochmann, Björn Sterzing, Franz Grus, and Perikles Simon

the player’s position. 2 In professional football settings, congested schedules lead to a high internal and external load, especially for elite teams and high-class players, which increases the risk of injury, fatigue, and performance decline. 3 – 5 Typically, postmatch fatigue and a performance