PtG Article 17.03.2011

Challenges for Football - Call for Papers

The conference Challenges for Football will gather scientists, academist, journalists and other stakeholders to discuss some of the most current issues in football. Submit an abstract and join the debate.

During the UEFA U/21 Championships 2011 taking place in Denmark, Aarhus University is hosting the conference Challenges for Football, 20-21 June 2011.The conference will gather scientists, academist, journalists and other stakeholders to discuss some of the most current issues in football.The following four themes will be explored at the conference:RegulationUEFA has taken action to introduce new financial regulations in order to curb the financial difficulties experienced by many European football clubs in recent years. What are the measures which UEFA will introduce? Is a stricter regulation of European professional football going to work? And what are the reasons for the huge financial difficulties in many European leagues?HealthRecent research has shown that football has huge potential as a health enhancing activity. But is the football world ready to embrace new groups of unskilled teenagers or adults? And is there a hidden treasure for football clubs or commercial forces, since football is far from reaching its potential in terms of active players?The Perfect PlayerThe demands of football are extremely complex and many different skills are required to become a perfect footballer. High level coaches are constantly on the lookout for new performance improvement strategies. But how does the application of important scientific findings fit into real world match-play?Technology/InnovationAdvanced technology has gained ground in football and is used together with new equipment for technical training in high level performance.“Social media” provide new and interactive hubs for great sporting events, giving journalists, spectators, tourists, event organizers and clubs new opportunities. We take a look at new technology and its potential. Submit an abstractYou are kindly invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference Challenges for Football, Aarhus University, 20-21 June 2011. Read the Call for papers where practical details on how to submit an abstract is also found.Deadline for abstract submission is April 15th 2011.Go to the conference website to find additional information on conference programme, venue, accomodation and how to register.