Registrations closed. Thank you for your interest.

10:45 – 20:00h
Registrations Closed

Dear friends and colleagues


We are pleased to welcome you to the II CONFERENCE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE IN FOOTBALL, which will be held on September 9 and 10, 2021 from the Benito Villamarín Stadium in Seville, in collaboration with the Real Betis Balompié Club. As every year, from the Football Science Institute, we work with the utmost enthusiasm to offer an international event that seeks to bring together and connect researchers, professionals, and people interested in football.


In this second edition of our congress, researchers and professionals from the FSI faculty will give 30 conferences in which they will provide us with the latest updated knowledge related to football. In thematic blocks, the attendees will not only be able to enjoy the conferences but will also be able to contact the speakers live during the question time after each conference.


Thanks to the continuous formative development of the Football Science Institute, we will enjoy lectures in areas as diverse and important as training, tactical analysis, injury prevention and rehabilitation, nutrition, physical therapy, and football medicine.


Like last year, the conferences will be available in the membership of the Football Science Institute, so that members of the FSI community can extract all the valuable knowledge developed in them anytime.


As the Director of the conference, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your attendance, and to hope that you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed organizing it.

A cordial greeting.


Alfredo Santalla
Academical Director
“The agreement with FSI gives us a quality bonus in the professional development of the technical staff, which has a high impact on the training of our main asset, the player. For a professional club, everything that affects the development of its young players is something fundamental and a priority, so this type of agreement with external companies and the prestige of FSI, given the professionals that make it up, allow us to improve all of them. the training processes carried out in our academy
Having the collaboration of an entity such as FSI enables us the necessary means to be at the forefront in many aspects related to the player’s training process.”


Miguel Calzado

Youth Team Director of  Real Betis Balompié

Characteristics of the Conference


30 state-of- the art Lectures on Football Science delivered by top-level international experts

mesa redonda

Live round tables with open online participation


Open forum with online access to all the participants avatars for professional connections and networking



Conference Enrollment includes full access to the 2021 FSI Membership Program, with weekly state-of-the-art updating in Football Science. In the same way, FSI Members enjoy free access to this annual conference.

Conference Program

  • Thursday 09/09/2021

  • GMT +2

    • 10,45-10,50 Congress presentation
    • 10,55-11,00 Chair
    • 11:00-11:30 Aaron Coutts : Mental fatigue and football performance
    • 11:30-12:00 Franco Impellizzeri:  Worst case scenario: methodological and conceptual issues.
    • 12:00-12:30 Chris Barnes: The use of “player efficiency” metrics to manage load
    • 15-min break
    • 12:45-13:15 Rob Duffield: Travel, performance and recovery in football.
    • 13:15-13:45 Alberto Méndez-Villanueva: Strategies to optimize physical performance and game readiness in football
    • 13:45-14:15 Martin Buchheit : Assessing injury risk in elite football. Decision-making, process & analytics
    • 45-min break
    • 15:00-15:30 Luka Milanovic: Long term strength development in youth football
    • 15:30-16:00 Igor Jukic: “Pre-formance”: 360 degrees individual preparation for football practise and games
    • 16:00-16:30 Mark Russell: There’s no substitute for prepared substitutes
    • 15-min break
    • 16:45-17:15 Enda King: Biomechanical Analysis after ACL Reconstruction
    • 17:15-17:45 Mathew Buckthorpe: MCL injuries in elite football
    • 17:45-18:15 Francesco Della Villa: Football ACL injuries mechamism reloaded: how, where and when
    • 15-min break
    • 18:30-19:00 Martino Franchi: Eccentric exercise, hamstrings architecture, and Injury prevention: is it that simple?
    • 19:00-19:30 Lasse Lempainen: Surgical indications for hamstring injuries among football players
    • 19:30-20:00 Pieter D’Hooghe: syndesmosis injuries in the athlete’s ankle

  • Friday 10/09/2021

  • GMT +2

    • 10,45-10,50 FSI and PARTNERS COMMERTIALS
    • 10,55-11,00 Chair
    • 11:00-11:30 David Joyce: Developing Yourself – toolkit for success
    • 11:30-12:00 Thomas Dos’Santos: Developing cutting performance and movement quality in young football players: The Valencia CF Research Project
    • 12:00-12:30 Jean B. Morin: In-situ acceleration-speed profile in football: testing the players without testing them
    • 12:30-12:45 15 min. break
    • 12:45-13:15 Graeme Close: Cannabidiol (CBD) and the athlete: More magic beans or the next big thing?
    • 13:15-13:45 Stephen Patterson: The use of Blood flow restriction training for rehabilitation and performance
    • 13:45-14:15 Jo Clubb: What COVID-19 Teaches Us About Injury
    • 14:15-15:00 45 min. break
    • 15:00-15:30 Wayne Diesel: Application of Radial Pressure Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Sports Injuries
    • 15:30-16:00 Adolfo Muñoz: Artificial intelligence (AI) applied to football: Performance and Health
    • 16:00-16:30 David Behm: Effects of Stretching on Performance, Injury Incidence, and Pain
    • 16:30-16:45 15 min. break
    • 16:45-17:15 Cristina Fink: Resilience in a crisis: strategies to cope effectively and support players
    • 17:15-17:45 Keith Baar: Nutrition and Loading to Repair Injured tendons
    • 17:45-18:15 José María Bueno: The Team Doctor. The importance of a multidisciplinary team
    • 18:15-18:30 Congress Clausure


FSI Educational Partners

Enroll Today

Until September 7th until 14:00h (GMT+2)

The enrollment period for the II FSI Conference on high performance in football is now open. If you want to have the latest update in football science and practise, don’t miss this opportunity to join us. The conference fee allows for full access to the Lectures, Discussions and Networking, and additionally a free Full Access to the 2021 FSI Membership Program. There are limited places available and the speakers an participants are waiting to share their experience with you!

Accredited by the FSI and Real Betis Balompié

The II FSI conference on high performance in football is endorsed by two top-level organizations in the world of professional football, joined together for the support and development of the sports science applied to the modern game.

Global Sponsors