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The Most Common Team Sports Injuries INJURY MANAGEMENT

Football injuries are generally either acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are “traumatic”, for example, as a result of a fall, blow or collision. Cumulative injuries are those in which repetitive stress on a muscle, joint or connective tissue triggers progressively worsening aches, pain and physical impairment. Knowing how and why football injuries occur is the first step to preventing them. Today we will review the most common injuries such as to the knee, the ankle and the hamstring.

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How to Design Tasks to Improve Collective Game in Team Sports PERFORMANCE

In team sports, the game is possible only if we count on our teammates, if you can achieve high levels of interaction with them and the commitment to an inevitable team participation that should transform the individual meaning of winning. So, the collective culture of the game emerges where the interpersonal relationships are confirmed, identifying different communication codes and emotional links with the team members.

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Effects of Exercise on Immune Function, A Double-edged Sword? MEDICINE

Nobody calls into question that exercising is beneficial for our health. Besides, these benefits are multisystem, which means that they affect the many systems of our body in a coordinated way (e.g., cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, etc.) One of these systems is the immune one, divided into the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. Among many other functions, these systems are in charge of protecting us against infections, and their importance has been proven during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, how does exercise affect our immune system?

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The Importance of Playing Time and the Justice of the Decisions Taken by the Coach PSYCHOLOGY

In team sports, playing time that players enjoy in competition is a limited resource which is highly valued by athletes. In handball, for example, the coach should distribute 420 minutes of playing time (60 minutes per game x 7 players) among at least 16 players, which means an average of just 26 minutes per player. In football, the 990 minutes (90 minutes x 11 players) should be distributed among over 25 athletes. In this case, footballers should settle with a maximum average of 40 minutes per game. As a consequence of this fact, intrateam rivalry and fight for playing time are prominent characteristics in elite team sports.

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The boom of Sports Technology, what’s next? MARKETING, COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT

Sport technology used to mean connected stadiums, wearable trackers, performance analytics and software for player management. During 2020, the COVID pandemic drove the uptake of online fitness and health with the rise of Peloton, Zoom based fitness and yoga classes. With this new trend towards “connected fitness”, how should traditional sports clubs prioritize their investments in sports technology?

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Architecture to Create Revenues in the New Stadiums MARKETING, COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT

Until the arrival of internet and the viral phenomenon it was enough with a photo created by the iconic stadium. It usually happened to be its exterior façade. Today, new stadium architecture searches for visibility adding details that not only meet their main end, but also are able to have an impact on online channels.

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Sponsors in Elite. Consolidation of a Change MARKETING, COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT

Marketing specialists claim that from 2022 it will no longer be useful to plan sports sponsorship taking the fans as a benchmark. This is because of a change the pandemic has accelerated: the relationship of the public with the teams, sports and sports events. Today, only 25% of the population claims to be followers of a team. The proportion goes up to 50% when considering the ones who follow a specific sport instead of a club. But it only occupies the mass percentage of the old fans, 80%, in the general category of sports fans.

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The importance of Gut Microbiota in Athletes MEDICINE

Gut microbiota (collection of bacteria living in the human gut) has received special attention in the last years due to the numerous studies that link its functioning with health. Thus, dysbiosis of the gut microbiota (this is, alteration in the composition or functioning of such bacteria), which can happen due to multiple factors such as poor nutrition, high levels of stress or antibiotics overuse, is linked to the development of numerous metabolic and inflammatory pathologies.

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Post-pandemic Stadiums Which changes we will see? MARKETING, COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT

Experts agree: when the pandemic is finally over, fans will return to the stadiums as motivated as they were before. Even more motivated, especially at the beginning, if they feel the need to regain their lost leisure time. The experience will not have big changes, but it will develop tendencies that have already been growing before coronavirus. Therefore, stadiums will not radically change. They will only move forward in their transformation.

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The evolution of physical and technical performance in LaLiga in the last ten years FOOTBALL

As in so many other daily life activities, football also evolves. The combination of factors such as the modification of the game’s tactics and rules, use of new technologies, professionalisation of sports, or improvement in the players’ preparation has caused changes in the way of playing.

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The coach-collaborator, training to promote learning PERFORMANCE

One of the great dilemmas the coach faces in a highly demanding context is distinguishing between the needs of match-by-match performance and those of a team’s general learning. Australian motor performance specialist Derek Panchuk, former NBA player, in an article titled “What a good learning environment looks like?” has tried to find a theoretical middle ground for these contingencies that arise both in the short term (performance) and in the long term (learning) and in whose equilibrium is a virtue.

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