Recovery, prevention, psychology and dietetics in modern football
Warsaw, May 1-2, 2018


SCIENCE4FOOTBALL CONGRESS - recovery, prevention, psychology and dietetics in modern football. The list of lecturers include world-famous specialists, such as Tim Gabbett, Frans Bosch, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöllhorn, and Diogo Ferreira of Benfica. The congress will take place on May 1-2, 2018 in Warsaw, in the Legia Stadium at 3 Łazienkowska Street.


During the conference, the participants will have a chance to hear lectures from Tim Gabbett and Frans Bosch – internationally acknowledged authorities in their fields of expertise, that is physical therapy and motor skills respectively. We are also going to host experts in psychology and dietetics, such as Diogo Ferreira, who works for UEFA Champions League participants Benfica, and acclaimed Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöllhorn of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

At the end of the first day, a team building in the form of open workshop is scheduled, combined with moderated conversation. On the second day, attendees will have a chance to participate in a workshop with a specialist of their choosing.

Aside from the abovementioned names, the list of lecturers include: Maciej Tabiszewski, Carlos Jimenez, Michał Garnys, Marc Sagal, Bartłomiej Pomorski, Ivan Kepcija, Marcin Bator, Kresimir Sos, Adriana Zagórska, and others. Click here to learn more about them.



WARSAW, 1-2 MAJA 2018 r.

Day 1st



8.00 - 9.00 – Registration / Morning coffee or tea

09:00 - 09:15 – Opening of the Congress Science4Football

·         Dariusz Mioduski, President and owner of Legia Warszawa, entrepreneur and investor, also in the new technologies sector

·         Marcin Animucki – President of Ekstraklasa S.A.

09:15 – 9:30 – Arnaud Bruchard, CEO of Kinesport

„Muscle injuries in football: consensus and reality in the elite football clubs”

9:30 - 10:00 - Ted Knutson, founder and head of the analytical company Statsbomb

„ The importance of data  and ability to use them in modern football.”


First half - How to train in a smart way? – training workloads

 10:00 – 11:00

·         Tim Gabbett,  Gabbett Performance Solution

„Monitoring athletes workload: how to put theory into practice.”

11:00 – 11:15 - Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45  

·         Michał Garnys, 4 Sport Lab Motor Zaporoże

„Indicators of training status in relation to training workloads and fatigue markers and their interpretation.”

 11:45 – 12:15

·         Piotr Żmijewski, Sports Institut Director

 “Non-specific methods of shaping exercise performance.”


 Additional time – How to improve exercises performance

12:15 – 13:15

·         Frans Bosch

„Anatomy of Agility - dynamic systems to practical application in training and rehabilitation.”

13:15 – 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

·         Prof. Wolfgang Schöllhorn, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

 “Repetition hinders effective learning – How to train to get better results.”

15:00 – 15:45

·         Blair Crewther

„Contribution of endogenous hormones to trainability and adaptability: implications and applications in football.”


 Second half  – Prevention of injuries 

15:45 – 16:45

·         Tim Gabbett

Prevention of injuries in  football: Should players be training smarter and harder?”

 16:45 – 17:00 - Coffee break

17:00 – 17:15

·         Marcin Bator, Legia Warszawa

„Prevention of the most common muscle injuries in football.”

 17:15 – 18:00

·         Diogo Ferreira, Benfica Lisbon

 “Nutritional and Supplementation approach.”



18:00 – 19:00

Round table - NEW HORIZONS - directions of development in football


·         Przemysław Iwańczyk – TV and radio sport journalist

·         Ivan Kepcija – Technical Director of Legia Warszawa

·         Marcin Animucki – President of Ekstraklasa (Polish Football League)

·         Representative of the National Centre for Research and Development

·         Piotr Żmijewski – Sports Institute 

19:00 – 20:00 - Cocktail & networking session


 Day 2nd


Return to the pitch – Diagnostics, treatment and return to football

08:30 – 09:00 - Morning Coffe/Tea

09:00 – 09:30 

·         Maciej Tabiszewski, ENEL-SPORT

„Diagnostic and treatment of the most common injuries in football.”

 09:30 – 10:00

·         Carlos Jimenez,  Colorado Springs Olympic Center

 “Return to performance - the path from the injury to return to the pitch from the perspective of a physiotherapist and fitness coach.”

 10:00 – 10:20

·         Wojciech Zep , Legia Warszawa

„Vitamin D3 supplementation – practical approach”

10:20 – 10:40

·         Michał Trzaskoma, Legia Warszawa

 „Regeneration from the physiotherapist perspective.”

10:40 – 11:00 - Coffee break




After the halftime: How to regenerate effectively?

11:00 – 11:15

·         Kresimir Šoš, Legia Warszawa


“Biomechanical aspects of injury.”

11:15 – 11:45


·         Mateusz Oszust, ENEL-SPORT

„How should the recovery look like -  fitness coach point of view.”

11:45 – 12:15

·         Bartłomiej Pomorski, Polish Association of Sports Dietetics

„Nutritional and supplemental principles of regeneration.”

 12:15 – 12:45

·         Adriana Zagórska-Pachucka, Legia Warszawa

„Psychological regeneration - what it means and what are its main assumptions.”

12:45 – 13:00 - Coffee break


Before the grand final – How to achieve mental success?

13:00 - 13.45

·         Marc Sagal, Winning Mind, USA

„Identity and success in football.”

13:45 – 14:15

·         Adriana Zagórska-Pachucka, Legia Warszawa,Psychologist

“Creating a psychological profile of a football player based on the RSM motivational profile. Part 1.”

·         Beata Mieńkowska, Sport psychologist of the masterclass

 “Creating a psychological profile of a football player based on the RSM motivational profile. Part 2.”

14:15 – Final of the Congress – issuing the certificates of participation

14:30– 15:30 - Workshops

Workshop I  - Carlos Jimenez

“Prevention of the most common injuries in football.”

Workshop II - Prof. Wolfgang Schöllhorn

“Dynamic systems for practical use in training and rehabilitation.”

Workshop III  - Łukasz Jaśkiewicz

“Practice of nutrition and supplementation”

Workshop IV - Beata Mieńkowska “Regulation of the level of tension, stress and emotions using TRE exercises.”







17 lecturers!
14 hours of theory and workshops!

- Workshops consultations,
- Lectures,
- Moderated discussion "New horizons",
- Regeneration,
- Injury prevention,
- Return to sports,
- Stamina monitoring,
- Physical effort skills,
- Psychology,
- New technologies.

We will deal in details with:

- Diet and supplementation in sports,
- Supplementation which enhances physical skills.

- What should a proper athlete's diagnostics look like.
- Return to performance, or what kind of path an athlete has to walk from the moment of injury to being back on the pitch (from the perspective of physical therapist and motor skills coach).
- Prevention of the most common muscle injuries in football.
- What should a proper and optimal regeneration look like.
- Anatomy of agility: translation of dynamic system to practical application in training and rehab.
- Injury prevention in football: should players be training smarter and harder?

- Monitoring athletes load. How to put theory into practice.
- Athleticism level indicators in relation to training loads and fatigue markers and their interpretation.
- To which physical effort level markers should one pay attention to while analyzing blood test results.

- What is psychological regeneration? Main techniques and assumptions of proper psychological regeneration.
- Creating a football player's psychological profile based on Reiss Motivation Profile.

Who will be interested in Science4Football?
- Physical therapists.
- Dietitians.
- Psychologists.
- Athletes.
- Doctors.
- Coaches.
- Athletes' parents.
- Businessmen.

We are sure that the subjects raised during the conference and additional attractions will get a lot of attention and be an interesting experience.

The conference is addressed first and foremost to physical therapists, fitness coaches, personal coaches, dietitians, doctors, football coaches, psychologists, and athletes.