Preseason Evaluation

  • Ruben Ferreira
  • João Pedro Araújo
  • Paulo Barreira
  • Nuno Loureiro
  • Wayne Diesel
Chapter

Abstract

Preseason evaluation represents one of the most important steps prior to resuming formal team-based sports practice; it allows us to positively influence athletes’ performance and injury risk but, more importantly, decreases the risk of fatal events due to cardiovascular disorders. Apart from the identification of life-threatening conditions, this screening is extremely relevant for the planning of the season as it will highlight players’ individual needs in terms of strength, flexibility, agility and motor control that can be further addressed, in order to avoid injury and improve performance. This battery of tests should gather relevant information to create a profile of every athlete, relying on laboratorial, clinical and field tests, relevant to football performance and evidence based.

Keywords

Preseason evaluation Strength Motor control Injury Performance Cardiovascular disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruben Ferreira
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • João Pedro Araújo
    • 4
    • 2
    • 5
  • Paulo Barreira
    • 4
    • 2
  • Nuno Loureiro
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 5
  • Wayne Diesel
    • 9
    • 10
  1. 1.Football Medicine®Abu DhabiUAE
  2. 2.Al Jazira Sports and Cultural Club – FootballAbu DhabiUAE
  3. 3.Kinesio Taping Association InternationalPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Football Medicine®PortoPortugal
  5. 5.Clinica do Dragão Espregueira Mendes Sports Centre – FIFA Medical Centre of ExcellencePortoPortugal
  6. 6.FC Paços de FerreiraPaços de FerreiraPortugal
  7. 7.Portuguese Cycling FederationLisbonPortugal
  8. 8.Olympic Portuguese CommitteeLisboaPortugal
  9. 9.Miami Dolphins – American FootballMiami GardensUSA
  10. 10.Charlton Athletic FC and Tottenham Hotspur FCLondonUK

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