Both in life and in sport, environments condition, either in a positive or negative way, thus affecting the performance of all those who make up that atmosphere.
One of my objectives as a physical trainer is to help create a high-performance environment; where there is demand, scientific knowledge, commitment, communication, teamwork, clear roles and good energy; thus seeking to get closer to the best collective and individual version of each of the members.
Every 4 years a new world cup is celebrated and with it new trends are marked regarding the game, its rules, technology and physiological demands.
The meters traveled in a high speed running match (+20 km/h) have increased by 30% and the sprint meters have doubled (+ 25 km/h) compared to the 2000s.
The strenght and structure of top-level footballers is undoubtedly more solid than that of previous generations.
It is estimated that by 2030 the football players will make more meters of sprint and HSR, and that they will be stronger, as well as the matches will have more pace.
Preparing football players for the current and future demands of football, giving the coach the largest number of players available is the main challenge of the physical trainer in a coaching staff.
In addition to training, you must educate your athletes Regardless of age, experience or name, thus seeking to impact these on a professional level, but above all personal.
Human groups and society need limits, but also something that is less and less abundant and is empathy and energy, And this is the first step to be able to build and transcend In sports and in life.
Knowledge matters a lot, but also soft skills; we work with people, not robots.
The nature of football has changed in recent years, becoming a sport where explosive efforts are increasingly repeated per game, where the physical structure of the protagonists has mutated to give way to players with more "fit" physics and with robust and strong chassis.
Both for explosive efforts, as well as to have a strong and adequate structure that allows you to compete against the best, it is clear that the support and the beams of all this is work in the gym.
If I want to be powerful I must first be strong and to be strong I must first step on the gym with assiduity and perseverance mastering the basic exercises of the world of iron.
It's not about doing strange things, it's about doing the basics well.
By developing good movement patterns and strength levels, in addition to being more robust and powerful, we will be significantly reducing the risk of injury.
Based on my experience and scientific knowledge, added to the exchange with colleagues and athletes, I can properly say that athletes with higher levels of strength have a lower harmful risk compared to those who flee to the gym.
Preparing the suit tailored to each football player is another of the great targets of the physical trainer, and for this we must work as a team with the different departments of the institution where we are to apply an individual screening and thus detect weak links.
Asymmetries, previous injuries, age, race, habits, body composition and physical condition are part of the starting point to be able to help athletes approach their best version.
The current sports calendars are increasingly congested and voluminous, thus making an average athlete play between 50 and 80 games per year (depending on the league and the level of competition), thus adding many miles of travel and stress, thus removing recovery windows that are associated with a higher rate of injuries.
Merging individualization in load management with high and low loads favoring tapering to reach the competition well, in conjunction with teamwork with the area of nutrition and medical services is vital to be able to establish recovery protocols that help us accelerate these processes.
The fact that an athlete reaches a first team does not mean that he is prepared to compete since many times the chronological age does not go hand in hand with the biological age, or in that training path some skills have not been able to be stimulated as they should for multifactorial reasons.
Respecting the training processes and windows of opportunity of young athletes is a basic and essential requirement in the development of these, in order to be able to have a comprehensive training at the physical, technical, tactical and mental level, thus serving both for sport and for life.