30 May 2022
Doha, Qatar: Following the huge success of its unique program” Player Insight”, Aspire Academy Football Performance and Science Department launched a new series named ’15 min in depth’.
The first episode, that was published on May 17, was presented by vice president of performance for UFC Performance Institute, Duncan French under the title” the Fight Game”.
The second episode titled ‘Sustained Performance’ featured Dr Nic Gill, strength & conditioning coach for All Blacks (New Zealand national rugby union team) is on today Monday 30 May 2022.
Exchanging and sharing knowledge between football and other sports has been one of the key elements to develop the sport at Aspire Academy, widely hailed around the world as one of the finest sports academies.
The ’15 min in depth’ is an innovative series that focuses on knowledge exchange and also understand what goes behind the trainings in other sports.
“15 min in depth is a series that will feature top experts from other sports. We will be delighted to launch a new episode every two weeks,” said Valter Di Salvo, Football Performance & Science Department Director at Aspire Academy.
“Following the success of the Player Insights episodes, and with the goal to keep on sharing content between the 50 most important clubs and federations around the world, we will learn from their stories and experiences on Rafael Nadal training, mixed martial arts preparation, the All Blacks performance culture and explore the human capacity going beyond its limits,” added Di Salvo.
Aspire Academy has in the past involved itself to facilitate the widespread sharing of knowledge, expertise and different perspectives from other sports through various interactive conferences and symposiums.
“We wanted to cross-over to other sports and understand their approach to training so that we can learn from them,” said Di Salvo, who is also the Executive Director of Aspire in the World Fellows Programme and Aspire Academy Global Summit.
Aspire Academy’s Football Performance & Science Department has always linked football development with knowledge and expertise from other sports as it can help develop and enrich the knowledge of the coaches.
The department’s goal is to delve into the training and coaching methods in athletics, tennis, rugby, basketball, volleyball, among others.
Since its inauguration in 2004, Aspire Academy has become an international standard of excellence and benchmark for the development of youth athletes.