In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme was recommended to me by Alan McCall at Arsenal who has been a huge help with getting some great guests on the podcast over the last few years. Gui has published a number of research articles looking at movement patterns and activity profiles of elite football players in Brazil which can be found here. If you’re interested in understanding how the best, most recognisable nations in the world implement sports science, this episode is for you.
In this episode we discussed…
- Who is Guilherme Passos (background, education and current role)?
- Real-world monitoring with a national team
- What matters before and during tournaments
- Tracking players all over the world in between tournaments
- Working in a culture where technical aspects are so highly regarded
- Differences in demands across countries and continents
- Layering data
- What other data is meaningful in a national team environment?
- How does all the data interact to allow you to make decisions?
Guilherme can be found on Twitter @guipassosramos
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