Football Innovation Summit

31 August - 1 September, London

Welcome to the Summit

Like you, we’re looking forward to the time the football world can come together again for another unmissable event for practitioners who aim to stay ahead of the game.
We hope to see you all in London soon when the first drink to toast the return to in-person conferences will be on us.

What is the summit about

The 4th Annual Football Innovation Summit 2021 brings together the senior decision makers, thought leaders and innovators who are driving success at the elite level in Talent ID, Human Performance, Medical Care and Data Analysis.

How does it work

Two days of high-level presentations and workshops from elite sports scientists, data analysts, technical directors and head coaches, alongside leaders in psychology, academia and sports medicine that integrate the science and art of football.

Why Attend

To understand what creates successful performance environments, cultures, relationships and buy-in to maximise the potential of the athlete stood in front of you, the team you are part of and you.

Previous Speakers Speakers
Academy Director, Inter Milan
Sports and Exercise Physiologist and Research Scientist, Orreco
Data Scientist & Data Engineer, Arsenal
Head of Team & Individual Fitness, Belgium FA
Academy Director, Fulham FC
Technical Director, Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C.
Technical Director, Benfica
Technical Director of Player Youth & Development, MLS
Academy Director, Olympique Lyon
Head of Academy Physical Development, Tottenham Hotspur
Head of Technical Leadership Programmes, FIFA
Analysis Operations Manager, Manchester United
Featuring Hundreds of Case Studies Focusing On:


How to effectively identify, select, coach and manage the right players for your club. The use of data to create position-specific profiles and the growing influence of broadcast tracking on video analysis of players. How to quantify player potential.


Understanding the athlete in front of you – the influence of PHV and DNA. Using match analysis to drive the training needs of your players. How female players benefit from training alongside men.


Identifying effective pathways and understanding the needs of the individual to best transition players into senior football. Loan management and the advantages and disadvantages of club partnerships.


How to create a mentality that focuses on individual growth of players and coaches. Developing psychologically informed performance environments. Maximising and utilising specialist knowledge in the building.


Using data to implement actionable plans not just monitor players. Big data, AI, machine learning and longitudinal studies. The role of data management and statistical analysis in recruitment, technical development, performance and injury prevention.


Understanding how to design and create effective hypotheses to apply the very latest technology to your club’s needs and structure.


Innovation and science based approaches to injury prevention and rehabilitation. Principles of motor learning to support neuroplasticity after ACL injury. Control-Chaos approaches to return to play.



Carbohydrate gel strategy for refuelling during the game. Approaches to introducing clubwide periodised nutrition programmes. Gaining player ownership of matchday nutrition for pre-game, half-time and post-match.


Creating player-centric organisations in team sports, what they look like and how they operate. Understanding the challenges and obstacles in building and managing high performance support teams. Maximising interaction between specialists in a multi-discipline team.

Who Should Attend?
The Virtual Soccer Innovation Summit combines cutting edge presentations and workshops that is specifically designed for:

Sporting Directors
General Managers
Technical Directors
Directors of Performance
Directors of Scouting
Pathway Development Directors

Academy Directors
Directors of Coaching
Head Coaches
Assistant Coaches
Athletic Trainers
Goalkeeping Coaches

Sport Scientists
Strength & Conditioning
Performance Managers
Director of Research
Sleep Scientists

Medical Directors
Soft Tissue Therapists
Sports Psychologists

Scouting Analysts
Video Analysts
Data Scientists/Analysts
Performance Analysts

Loan Managers
Player Contract Managers
Technology Providers

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