Asia-Pacific Football and Futsal Seminar


Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living is hosting the 1st Asia-Pacific Football and Futsal Seminar this weekend.

The venue for the Seminar is the University’s Footscray Park campus.

Proceedings start this evening with a keynote address from David Tucker, The Future of the World Game in Asia: A Commercial Perspective.

The program on Saturday starts with a talk from Martin Buchheit on the Physical Assessment for Young Football Players: Implications for Training and Monitoring. During the day there are sessions on:

  • Youth talent and development (three papers)
  • Cultural and ethical implications in football (four papers)
  • Biomechanics (four papers)
  • Match analysis (three papers)
  • Player monitoring (three papers)

In the afternoon, Darren Burgess will be talking about Monitoring athletes in football: From the World Cup to the English Premier League.


Sunday’s program starts with a talk from Carlo Castagna on A physiological perspective of small-sided games and Futsal. There are three sessions on Sunday:

  • Training and testing (three papers)
  • Coaching (four papers)
  • Management (five papers)

The Seminar has been organised by Fabio Serpiello  and Matthew Varley.

Photo Credit

Footscray Panoramic (Jeff DeMaria, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The Dogs Celebrate A Goal (Tony Malloy, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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