“Mister” F-MARC forever … FxxxFxxx


BJSM special F-MARC

BJSM special issue for the 20 years of F-MARC!

football f-marc at Home of FIFA

Football for Health

05.06.2013 Zürich, Home of FIFA, sunny afternoon. Photo shooting with a special ball symbolizing “Football for Health”


A Special Football Medical Conference

23-24.05.2012 – Budapest, Hungary. The 2nd FIFA Medical Conference was held for the first time in conjunction with the annual FIFA congress (the 62nd), and delegates from the 208 Member Associations (countries, in other words) were attending. Among the presented topics: injury prevention, 11+, 11 for health, anti-doping, and the sudden cardiac arrest/death. As stated by Prof. Efraim Kramer (SA), world-expert in emergency medicine, only the use of a defibrillator (AED, automated external defibrillator) can save a player’s life, when he/she collaps on a football pitch. AEDs should be available at all football and sports venues: worldwide, there’s is still a lot to do to reach this goal…

Poster screen, Ghent

Erik W @ Ghent

16.05.2012 – Ghent. This Conference gives me the chance to meet again my friend Erik Witvrouw, a renowned sports PT and researcher (PhD), since 7 years working at the University of Ghent (where he has a full Professor position). We shared together two invited sessions on Physiotherapy & Injury Prevention and F-MARC … and of course few Belgian beers …

Medical Congress CAF

CAF medical congress 2012

11-14.03.12. Casablanca, Morocco. The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) organizes its 4th International CAF Medical Conference, with “Prevention in Football” as one of the main topic. The F-MARC team is actively involved with several presentations and workshops.

Website 11+ new


Step by step we’re completing the official 11+ website, now in five languages (english, german, french, spanisch, and portuguese). Soon we’ll have the italian version as well.

A big thanks to my friend Cony, for making all this possible!

Calender with 11+ pic


F-MARC contribution for the official fifa calendar 2012: the picture was taken last September in Teresopolis-Brasil (Home of the CBF national training center), with the Brasilian Women’s National Team performing 11+ exercises

Cover ICRS Journal

CARTILAGE & football

15/12/2011. Interested in articular cartilage lesions in football players? => Don’t miss the new special supplement of CARTILAGE, the official journal of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), and supported by F-MARC.

CARTILAGE – January 2012; 3 (1 suppl)  Special Issue Articular Cartilage Injury in the Football (Soccer) Player

Guest editors: Kai Mithoefer, Lars Peterson, Daniel Saris, Bert Mandelbaum and Jiri Dvorák


Conference London 11

UKsem Conference 2011

F-MARC was present with a special symposium at the 2nd UKsem Conference in London, on November 24th, 2011.

Prof. J.Dvorak, Dr. P.Tscholl and myself presented a total of 4 lectures on medications, doping, injury prevention, and 11+ for health.