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MENTAL FATIGUE IN ELITE FOOTBALL: THE IMPORTANCE OF HOLIDAYS

Players simply train and compete a lot and we know that there is a high risk of injury and of physical fatigue when players train and compete too much.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND HOLIDAYS, PREPARING FOR THE COMING SEASON

The competitive season in team sports is often divided into 3 phases with very different objectives: the pre-season (lasting 4-6 weeks), the competitive season (9-10 months) and the off-season or holiday period (4-6 weeks).

HOW DO THE NUMEROUS CONSTRAINTS AFFECTING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER?

We know that athletic performance is a complex phenomenon that depends on numerous constraints, but do we know how these constraints relate to and interact with each other?

DO FOOTBALL PLAYER’S MENTAL ABILITIES INFLUENCE THE RISK OF INJURY?

Mental abilities, although not yet fully appreciated, are already considered a relevant part of performance. But their importance could go beyond that: Do they also influence the injury risk, including recurrence, once the player returns to play?