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All England teams are supported by a range of Performance Services including specialist medical, scientific, analytical and psychological disciplines.
Specialists work alongside the coaching staff to help increase the effectiveness of coaching and enhance the development of individual players and team performance.
Matt Crocker outlines the performance services supporting England teams
Specialist positional specific coaches work with all team units
Performance analysis is the use of video, objective data and analytical tools and skills to provide insights and feedback.
Performance analysis helps to accelerate the technical and tactical development of teams and players, aids in player selection, and helps to determine technical and tactical training requirements and the game strategy.
Performance analysis also includes:
PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND NUTRITION
England teams and players are supported by a team of specialist coaches and processes with a focus on developing physical performance and nutritional skills.
Support through physical performance and nutrition helps to improve performance in, and recovery from, international matches and training.
Physical performance and nutrition is implemented through the delivery of and advice on:
Specialist practitioners with a focus on developing skills which enable individuals to effectively manage their own emotions and interactions with others are a part of the performances services available to England teams.
Performance psychology is used to help accelerate learning, improve performance and develop greater individual and team resilience under pressure. Performance psychology is implemented through:
SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSIOTHERAPY
England players and support staff are supported by a team of specialist people and processes to proactively optimise their health and wellness. Sports medicine and physiotherapy support will help to optimise player and staff availability to produce their best performances.
The portfolio of performance services continues to grow as research and innovation continue to provide further insights into areas for potential performance improvement.
Emerging disciplines which will form part of the mix of specialisms in the future include:
Within disability football we collaborate with other institutes and establishments to provide support provisions to develop the game.
The additional support service of coordination and management of classification processes areas is key within disability football.
The process of talent identification, recruitment and selection can be more complex than that in mainstream pathways.
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