Monthly Archives: April 2011
About 30 sports physiotherapists (from some of the famous brazilian clubs) participated in the first 11+ workshop in Brazil, organized by CBF under the lead of Joao Gomide. The course (29/4/11) took place in Buzios, a touristic village about 2 hours out of Rio de Janeiro.
A research project on 11+ is currently ongoing at the University of Calgary, under the lead of Dr.C.Emery and Dr.K.Steffen (OSTRC). The study will focus on different types of implementing the 11+ programme among women’s football teams around Calgary. We contributed in organizing 2 workshops for the coaches of the participating teams (25-27/4/11).
Together with Cony von Grebel, we spent one week in LA, working with our friends Ms. Holly Silvers and Dr. Bert Mandelbaum of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation. We’re cooperating for a planned 11+ RCT on male soccer NCAA players, and we collected promotional material for this project with the following stars: Tony Meola (former US national goalkeeper), Ante Razov (former MLS and US international player), Brune Arena (former US coach, and currently coach of LA Galaxy), and Landon Donovan (nr.10 of US national team and currently LA Galaxy).
With my friend Cony von Grebel, and thanks to the organization of Claudio Carlotti (Rehab & Fitness coach at ISOKINETIC) we were able to collect promotional material for the planned 11+ documentary. Former „azzurri“ international goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca and left winger Giuseppe Signori gave us interviews and showed again some of their great football skills on a training field at ISOKINETIC, Via Casteldebole, Bologna, Italy (11/4/11).
Two national players of the Italian women’s national team (Daniela Tavalazzi and Cristina Cassanelli) also participated to the filming with us in Bologna.
The third Word Injury Prevention in Sports was held for the first time outside Norway (Oslo 2005 and Tromso 2008 were the first two locations; organized by the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Oslo). La Principauté de Monaco and the Grimaldi Forum hosted this event (7-9/4/11). Prof. Dvorak, Dr. A.Junge and Prof. C.Fuller (F-MARC) had the final keynote lecture on „F-MARC: 17 years of research and related activities (1994-2011)“.
A two days meeting (1-2/4/11) with my friend Carlo Castagna in Coverciano, home of the Federazione Italiana Gioco Calcio (FIGC), where he regularly oversees the training of the top Italian referees and assistant referees. We’re finalizing a specific injury prevention program adapted to the needs of the match officials.