Scientists help make footballers fitter

May 5, 2000

Sport scientists have joined forces with football coaches to develop better fitness programmes for professional footballers.

More than 65 delegates attended Britain's first football fitness conference at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Mark Nesti, head of the MSc in sports science at Leeds Metropolitan University, said: "Coaches tend to be more interested in tactics than fitness training. The general view is that scientific theories have no place in the hard world of professional football. We need to show them that they do."

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments