65962 - Science and Technique of Team Sports

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Moduli: Rocco Di Michele (Modulo 1) Rocco Di Michele (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Sciences and Techniques of Sports Activities (cod. 9069)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students: -will be able to analyze different team sports from a physical and technical/tactical point of view using notational analysis and match analysis; - will know the main training methods for technical, tactical, and physical training used by high-level teams in the most popular team sports in Italy; - will be able to use sports performance analysis tools for monitoring and planning training sessions, and within a context of applied research; - will be able to plan specific training sessions for athletes of different gender, age, and playing level; - will understand the structure and organization of coaching staffs and professional figures in different team sports; - will know principles of team's organization and managing in teams of different levels (National, youth, senior etc.); - will know errors correction procedures: management of time and space in the team's tactics.

Course contents

  • Performance and training in team sports

    Model of performance

    Means and strategies of training physical capacities in team sports:

    -Aerobic conditioning



    -Repeated-sprint ability


  • Match analysis in team sports

    Goals and perspectives


    Characteristics and ways of use of specific software

    Applications and examples in the main team sports

  • Training for injury prevention and for post-injury rehabilitation

    Injury epidemiology and risk factors in team sports

    Means, methods and planning of injury prevention training

    Principles of rehabilitation and return to play after injury

    Examples of rehabilitation training programs for some of most common injuries in team sports


  • Gamble P. Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports: Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2013 (Available as E-book in the University catalogues)
  • Memmert D (ed). Match analysis. How to use data in professional sport. New York: Routledge, 2021
  • Scientific papers and book chapters that will be indicated for each specific topic.

Teaching methods

  • Tradictional lectures

  • Practical sessions

  • Seminars given by coaches

Assessment methods

Oral examination with three questions, one on each of the three parts of the course content (training and performance, match analysis, and injury prevention/rehabilitation training). It will be possible to do mid-term examinations on the parts training and performance and match analysis, consisting of short presentations on the work done during practical classes. Mid-term examinations will replace questions about the respective parts of the course content in the final oral examination.

Teaching tools

Video projector, PC, tools for testing and training monitoring

Office hours

See the website of Rocco Di Michele


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.