Sport Science support

It has been busy at the International Futsal Academy for the last few days!

On Wednesday, we organised a seminar on recovery for our players and staff. Loughborough University’s Sven Hoekstra, PhD student in Health and Wellbeing, and Svenja Wachsmuth, PhD student in Sports Psychology, spoke to us about recovery strategies both from physiological and psychological points of view.

Straight from the seminar, a great opportunity to apply the newly learned knowledge: fitness testing. The boys went through our standard battery of tests, to compare with the September and the December data. Thursday morning took us to Loughborough College, where players had a body composition assessment, to complete the picture and create training plans for the next few months.

Tue, 13th Jun 17

How the youngest team in the National Leagues qualified to the FA Futsal Cup Finals

Loughborough Academy, the team that serves as competition programme for International Futsal Academy players, are making history after becoming the first ever Development squad to reach the FA Futsal Cup finals.  And they did it in style, after beating one of the powerhouses in the FA Futsal Super League, Genesis Futsal Club. If you haven’t watched the game… View Article
Wed, 24th May 17

Loughborough Students miss on a second consecutive BUCS gold

Loughborough Students Futsal Club BUCS 1s, including many IFA players and coaches, travelled down to the Copper Box Arena in the London 2012 Olympic Park on the 10th May to play Cardiff University in the BUCS Final, with hopes of making history in a fantastic sporting arena which hosted events such as Handball in the Olympics… View Article