Soccer Fitness Inc. is excited to announce that our President, Richard Bucciarelli, is now in Japan, from May 24th – June 1st, to attend and present research at the XVIIth World Congress on Science and Football, taking place in Nagoya University, in Nagoya, Japan.  Richard, along with Paolo Pacione, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Ontario Soccer Association, and Robert Rupf, Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario, have conducted fitness assessments on various female Regional, Provincial, and National team soccer players in Ontario and Canada, over the last 3 years.  Using this data, we prepared and submitted a study, titled A Longitudinal Analysis of Speed Characteristics for Talented Youth Female Soccer Players in Canada. which has been accepted for a poster presentation at the Congress.  Richard and Paolo are now in Japan to present the study.

An internationally recognized event, highlighting the latest in soccer-specific scientific research, the World Congress of Science and Football is aimed at academics, sport scientists, teachers, students, and administrators with an interest in the scientific study and/or the practical performance of football codes, including soccer, from grass roots to the professional levels.  Held every four years, in the year after the FIFA World Cup, this Congress is regarded as the best soccer-specific sports science conference in the world.  Topics covered in both oral and poster presentations will include:  Sports Biomechanics & Engineering, Game & Skill analysis, Exercise Physiology & Training Science,  Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Social Science & Management, Psychology, and Other / Interdisciplinary Approaches to Football.

To view our Poster, follow this link to the Member’s Area, and click on “Our Research”.  If you’re not a Member yet, you can sign up for free today to view the poster, plus lots of other articles, scientific studies, soccer-specific training exercises, diagrams, videos, and much more!

Please remember to keep checking in on our site, as updates, including a full review of the Congress and the different presentations, are just around the corner!