In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Atalanta B.C, Andrea Riboli. I have made it pretty public that I have been wanting to get more practitioners on from Europe as I think its something that has been lacking recently. Atalanta have come out of nowhere to become a staple of Champions League football over the last few years. They have a productive youth development structure and are also pushing the boundaries in sports science in Italy.

If you enjoyed this episode with Andrea Riboli you will enjoy these episodes with Matthew Varley and Stu Cormack.

In this episode, we discussed…

  • Who is Andrea Riboli (background, education and experience)?
  • Designing conditioning sessions for football players
    • Using area per player to replicate external loads
    • Manipulating SSG variables
      • Physiological affects of these changes
  • Programming conditioning throughout the season
    • Structure
    • Incorporating strength work around on-field physical, technical and tactical work
    • SSG vs conditioning without the ball
    • When, where and how
  • Load
    • Quantifying training load
    • Quantifying the response to the load

Andrea can be found on Twitter @A_Riboli

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