Alan McCall

Alan McCall

Dr Alan McCall

Research Fellow

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Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Restart on the Injury Incidence and Injury Burden in Men’s Professional Football Leagues in 2020: The UEFA Elite Club Injury Study

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Waldén, M., Ekstrand, J., Hägglund, M., McCall, A., Davison, M., Hallén, A., & Bengtsson, H. (2022)
Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Restart on the Injury Incidence and Injury Burden in Men’s Professional Football Leagues in 2020: The UEFA Elite Club Injury Study. Sports Medicine - Open, 8(1), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-022-00457-4
Background Studies on football and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have mainly focused on the lockdown consequences for player fitness, the resumption of football trai...

Drop-out from team sport among adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies

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Back, J., Johnson, U., Svedberg, P., McCall, A., & Ivarsson, A. (2022)
Drop-out from team sport among adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 61, Article 102205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2022.102205
During the last decades, an increased drop-out rate in adolescents' team sport participation is observed. Given the potential adverse consequences of drop-out from team sport ...

Can we evidence-base injury prevention and management in women’s football? A scoping review

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Okholm Kryger, K., Wang, A., Mehta, R., Impellizzeri, F., Massey, A., Harrison, M., …McCall, A. (in press)
Can we evidence-base injury prevention and management in women’s football? A scoping review. Research in Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/15438627.2022.2038161
This review aimed, as part of a larger FIFA project aiming to steer women’s football research, to scope literature on any level of competitive football for women, to understan...

The Assessment, Management and Prevention of Calf Muscle Strain Injuries: A Qualitative Study of the Practices and Perspectives of 20 Expert Sports Clinicians

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Green, B., McClelland, J. A., Semciw, A. I., Schache, A. G., McCall, A., & Pizzari, T. (2022)
The Assessment, Management and Prevention of Calf Muscle Strain Injuries: A Qualitative Study of the Practices and Perspectives of 20 Expert Sports Clinicians. Sports Medicine - Open, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-021-00364-0
Background Despite calf muscle strain injuries (CMSI) being problematic in many sports, there is a dearth of research to guide clinicians dealing with these injuries. The aim ...

Mental health and well-being during COVID-19 lockdown: A survey case report of high-level male and female players of an Italian Serie A football club

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Ivarsson, A., McCall, A., Mutch, S., Giuliani, A., Bassetto, R., & Fanchini, M. (2021)
Mental health and well-being during COVID-19 lockdown: A survey case report of high-level male and female players of an Italian Serie A football club. Science and Medicine in Football, 5, 70-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2021.1962540
Objectives To describe high-level footballers’ levels and changes in mental health and well-being throughout a 8-week period of lockdown and restricted training during the COV...

Perceived load, fatigue and recovery responses during congested and non-congested micro-cycles in international football tournaments

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Noor, D., McCall, A., Jones, M., Duncan, C., Ehrmann, F., Meyer, T., & Duffield, R. (2021)
Perceived load, fatigue and recovery responses during congested and non-congested micro-cycles in international football tournaments. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 24(12), 1278-1283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2021.07.001
Objectives To describe the perceived load, fatigue and recovery profiles during congested and non-congested schedules in international football tournaments. Design Retrospect...

The Use of Recovery Strategies in Professional Soccer: A Worldwide Survey

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Field, A., Harper, L. D., Chrismas, B. C., Fowler, P. M., McCall, A., Paul, D. J., …Taylor, L. (2021)
The Use of Recovery Strategies in Professional Soccer: A Worldwide Survey. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 16(12), 1804-1815. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0799
Purpose: To survey soccer practitioners’ recovery strategy: (1) use, (2) perceived effectiveness, and (3) factors influencing their implementation in professional soccer. Meth...

Research in football: evolving and lessons we can learn from our mistakes

Journal Article
McCall, A. (2021)
Research in football: evolving and lessons we can learn from our mistakes. Science and Medicine in Football, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2021.1899275
Background: Football is evolving in many ways, including technical and physical demands as well as the scientific research underpinning and providing many recommendations to p...

UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football. Current evidence to inform practical recommendations and guide future research

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Collins, J., Maughan, R. J., Gleeson, M., Bilsborough, J., Jeukendrup, A., Morton, J. P., …McCall, A. (2021)
UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football. Current evidence to inform practical recommendations and guide future research. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(8), https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101961
Football is a global game which is constantly evolving, showing substantial increases in physical and technical demands. Nutrition plays a valuable integrated role in optimisi...

Scanning, Contextual Factors, and Association With Performance in English Premier League Footballers: An Investigation Across a Season

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Jordet, G., Aksum, K. M., Pedersen, D. N., Walvekar, A., Trivedi, A., McCall, A., …Priestley, D. (2020)
Scanning, Contextual Factors, and Association With Performance in English Premier League Footballers: An Investigation Across a Season. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.553813
Scanning in football (soccer) denotes an active head movement where a player’s face is temporarily directed away from the ball to gather information in preparation for subsequ...

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