20.07.2012, London, UK. Start of the official FIFA training camp towards the Olympic women and men football tournaments. Football (soccer) has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men’s competition sport. Women’s football was added to the official programme in 1996.
As usual, F-MARC organizes the medical care of all match officials involved in the matches of The Games.
15-16.05.2012 – Ghent, Belgium. The 3rd World Conference on Science and Soccer takes place in Ghent, the capital of East-Flanders and a beautiful historic city in Belgium. The 2012 edition of this conference focus not only on training and performance, but on women soccer, referees, psychology, talent identification, youth development, match analysis, artificial turf, biomechanics and more. For the first time the program includes medical, physiotherapy and injury prevention topics: F-MARC features several invited speakers in this two-days international conference.
The final match was officiated by Ms Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany).
The Medical support for the referee selection was provided by F-MARC.
FIFA Media Release – Wednesday 13 July 2011
FIFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Massimo Busacca as the Head of the FIFA Refereeing Department.
Congratulations Massimo !
Keigo Nakajima (Japan) and Remo Hausherr (Switzerland) were our two head physiotherapists in the medical team of the FIFA referees at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico (18 June – 10 July 2011).
They were also at the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, and at other FIFA tournaments.
Do you would like to learn more about 11+, the injury prevention programme for amateur football/soccer, developed and studied by F-MARC? In this new 11+ MANUAL you’ll find: history, structure, key elements of the programme, why motivation and compliance are crucial in injury prevention, and tips how to teach the exercises.
F-MARC is promoting 11+ worldwide, within FIFA Member Associations (MAs) (as an example: Spain, Japan, Brazil, Italy, and other) and within FIFA Coaching Courses. The goal is to incorporate and implement 11+ in the coaching education at FIFA and MA’s level.
Authors of this booklet are: Mario Bizzini, PhD, PT (F-MARC research associate), Astrid Junge PhD (Head of Research F-MARC), and Prof. Jiri Dvorak (Chairman of F-MARC).
Graphic design and layout was realised by our collaborator and friend Cony von Grebel, of Von Grebel Motion, Zürich, Switzerland.
One year ago (July 11, 2010) the final match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was played at Soccer stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Spain won against The Netherlands in overtime (1:0) by a goal of Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona.
The match was officiated the Howard Webb, a referee from the England FA.
The medical examinations took place at the Referee’s Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany (June 17-19 ).
The Medical Team was composed by: Mario Bizzini, F-MARC (Head Medical Team), Dr. Dagmar Keller (cardiologist, University Hospital Zürich) and Nina Feddermann (University Hospital Zürich). Monika Keller (FIFA Medical Office)