Second edition of Raise The Game – the online magazine for football coaches

Published: 14-02-2023 15:00
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The Technical Centre within the Malta Football Association has issued the second edition of Raise The Game – the online magazine for football coaches.

Launched last year, Raise The Game is sent to all Malta FA-accredited coaches, free of charge, as part of the Technical Centre’s ongoing commitment to reach out to the ever-growing coaching community.

The second edition of Raise The Game comprises several interesting reports about football-related studies and other features, including an in-depth interview with newly-appointed national coaches Michele Marcolini, who is also responsible for the Malta FA’s technical sector, and Manuela Tesse who has taken charge of the women’s national team.

Articles about three studies are featured in the second edition of Raise The Game, namely:

  • An Analysis of Goals Scored in the Maltese Premier League 2018-2019 (Sciberras, 2022)
  • Perceiving, Reporting and Managing an Injury – Perspectives from Maltese national team football players, coaches and health professionals (Vella 2022)
  • Football Club Environments And Their Impact On Participation, Performance And Personal Development (Age 6-12) (Finnegan 2022)

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Karl Attard, the editor of Raise The Game, said: “The second edition of Raise The Game follows the extremely positive response for the first issue. As explained in the introduction to the first edition, it’s imperative for coaches to keep track of the latest trends, insights and research studies and this online magazine seeks to achieve this aim.”

The second issue of Raise The Game also presents a detailed training session, enhanced with diagrams, from the Regional Football Hubs project which is co-ordinated by the Inħobb il-Futbol Foundation, and a comprehensive report on the six-week strength and conditioning programme held last summer for players forming part of the national youth squads. Coaches will also find details about amendments to the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme to bring it in line with the UEFA Coaching Convention, and the coaching courses schedule for this season.

The articles and reports featured in Raise The Game complement the work of the Centre for Football Research and Development which was created in 2021 to encourage and inspire students and researchers to conduct football-related research with the Malta FA, thereby contributing towards the growth of Maltese football and the development of coaches.

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