Part 1: Laying the Foundation
1. Applying Science and Monitoring Systems in Soccer Ryan M. Curtis, Robert A. Huggins, and Mark S. Kovacs
2. Psychological Demands of Soccer: A Decision-Making Perspective Itay Basevitch Part 2: Athlete Monitoring and Data Analysis 3. Technology in Soccer Andrew M. Murray and Matthew C. Varley 4. Workload Monitoring Ryan M. Curtis, John F. Fitzpatrick, Shaun J. McLaren, and Jason D. Vescovi 5. Fatigue Monitoring Joao Renato Silva and Antonio N. Rebelo 6. Data Analytics Mathieu Lacome, Ryan M. Curtis, and Sam Robertson Part 3: Optimizing Physical Performance 7. Physical Performance Testing in Soccer Alan J. Walker, Michelle A. Arent, Bridget A. McFadden, and Shawn M. Arent 8. Conditioning in Soccer Jonathan M. Taylor and Shaun J. McLaren 9. Strength, Power, Speed, and Agility in Soccer Perry F. Stewart, Noel P. Carroll, and Anthony N. Turner 10. Nutrition for High-Level Soccer Margaret C. Morrissey, Ian Rollo, Laura J. Kunces, Shiloah A. Fuller, and Michael J. Ormsbee 11. Recovery Mark Russell, Mayur K. Ranchordas, David R. Hooper, and Ryan M. Curtis Part 4: Injury Epidemiology and Risk Reduction 12. The Epidemiology of Injuries in Elite Soccer Players Avinash Chandran, Erin B. Wasserman, and Karen G. Roos 13. Injury Risk Reduction Strategies Ric Lovell, Matthew Whalan, John A. Sampson, Robert McCunn, Matt James Reeves, and Paul Donald Balsom 14. Soccer Rehabilitation and Return to Play Adam S. Lepley, Catie L. Dann, and Julianne Hubbard Part 5: Achieving Peak Performance and Safety in Various Environmental Conditions 15. Hydration and Heat Strategies in Soccer Yasuki Sekiguchi, Stavros A. Kavouras, Susan W. Yeargin, Jeremy T. W. Ng, and Pete S. Calabrese 16. Other Environmental Considerations for Soccer Athletes Gabrielle E. W. Giersch, John W. Castellani, Olivier Girard, Andrew J. Grundstein, and Stefanie T. Ebelt Sarnat Part 6: Unique Aspects of the Game 17. Game Management: Considerations for the Goalkeeper, Substitutes, and Extra-Time Liam D. Harper, Samuel P. Hills, Adam C. Field, Anthony F. White, and Mark Russell 18. Considerations for Variations in Soccer Around the World Courteney L. Benjamin, Yasuki Sekiguchi, and Johnathan D. Melhorn
Ryan M. Curtis, PhD, is a sport scientist and data analyst serving in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was formerly the Director of Athlete Performance and Safety at the Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, USA. He has served all levels of sport and the military as a sports scientist and practitioner leading large-scale soccer research initiatives and integrating best practices in health and performance optimization. Courteney L. Benjamin, who will be completing her PhD in May 2020, is the Director of Communication and Director of Athlete Performance and Safety at the Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, USA. She has won NCAA soccer national championships as a player at University of West Florida ('12 - Division II) while earning her bachelor's degree in exercise science and as a strength and conditioning coach at Florida State University ('14 - Division I) while earning a master's degree in sports science. Robert A. Huggins, PhD, is the President of Research and President of Athlete Performance and Safety at the Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, USA. He is experienced in the optimization of human and sports performance through scientific insights in both team and individual athletes at the collegiate, amateur, and professional levels. Douglas J. Casa, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and CEO of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, USA. He has been connected as a researcher and consultant with youth through the most elite levels of international soccer, including but not limited to assisting the NCAA, US Soccer heat policies, US Soccer national teams, IMG, Gatorade Sports Science Institute, the Portugal National Team, UCONN, WAM United, Northeast United (NEU), MLS, Pro European teams, and many others.