The first Greek site in football training

The need for communication and investigation in the field of training led me to the creation of s11, aiming to offer at the community of football and sports, a tool of ideas, research, thoughts and motivation for continuous improvement ...

What we read in this site is not just my personal opinion. These are the findings and experiences of coaches and sports scientists from around the world.


'' ...Believe or not...You have to explore it !!!''


Leonidas Papadakis

Sport Scientist, Soccer Fitness Coach

Work experience

  • September 2017 - today

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C OMONOIA ( Cyprus League )

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan )

Owner, Leader of web site www.s11.gr

  • September 2017 - December 2018

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C ASTERAS TRIPOLIS ( Super League - Achievement in Participation at Europe League 2013-14 )

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan )

  • July2014 - August 2017

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C PLATANIAS (Super League - 7th in ranking league, the best position for the history of the club)

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan, Fitness tests, Nutrition )

  • June 2013 – January 2014

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C TAVRIA ( Ukrainian Premier League)

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan, Fitness tests, Nutrition )

  • July 2012 – May 2013

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C PAS GIANNINA (Super League - 5th privileged position for participation in Europa League of next season)

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan)

  • July 2010 – May 2012

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C PANETOLIKOS (Super League/ Football League - Champions in Football League 2010/11)

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan, Head of Academy Sport Science)

  • July 2008 – May 2010

Soccer Fitness Coach F.C PLATANIAS (D' National Division / C' National Division - Champions in D' National Division 2008/09)

(Design / Monitoring / Implementation of annual training plan, Fitness tests, Nutrition)

  • September 1999 – January 2004

Owner and manager of gym ΑLFΑ GYM Ο.Ε.

Personal training of athletes and champions at various sports (soccer, basketball, cycling, taekwondo, athletics, bodybuilding etch.)

Education

  • (2015-2017) H.F.F - U.E.F.A - D.U.of Thrace

Certification of fitness coach diploma U.E.F.A Football Fitness Specialict

  • (2012-2014) D.U.of Thrace

M.Sc. Diploma in "Maximizing athletic performance"

(Thesis in " the effect of variable and random practice on learning basic skills at soccer in children 10-12 years old")

  • (2012-2013) H.F.F - U.E.F.A

Certification of coach diploma U.E.F.A A'

  • (1992-1996) University of Αthens

B.Sc. in Physical education and Sports

Skills

  • Mother tongue(s)

Greek

  • Other language(s)

English, Proficient user

First certificate in English University of Cambridge C1

Spanish, Basic user

level Α2

Additional information's

  • (2015) England

F.C. Leicester

Monitor training and operation of the club

  • (2011) France

F.C Sochaux - F.C. Dijon

Monitor training and operation of the clubs

  • (2011) France

Invited in Training/Research center C.E.P (centre d expertise de la performance Gilles Commeti) University of sports Dijon France

Monitor training philosophy and operation of the center

Presentations

  • Seminar Presentation of " Monitoring and Analyzing performance in modern soccer "
  • Seminar Presentation of " Performance and soccer "
  • Webinar Presentation of " Injury prevention in soccer "
  • Webinar Presentation of " In Season Periodization in modern soccer "
  • Seminar Presentation of " Preparation period and amateur soccer "
  • Seminar Presentation of " Training specific endurance in modern soccer - an innovative approach"
  • Seminar Presentation of " Balance and structural stabilization exercises - conversion of strength to specific soccer power"
  • Seminar Presentation of " Strength and power in modern soccer "

Publications

  • Leonidas Papadakis, Charis Tymvios, Konstantinos Patras (2020).The relationship between training load and fitness indices over a pre-season in professional soccer players.The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness 60(3):329-37
  • Leonidas Papadakis, Charis Tymvios, Konstantinos Patras (2019).Association of internal training load with changes in aerobic endurance and strength/power variables in profesional soccer players during the pre season. Biology of exercise. Volume 15.1,2019.
  • "Periodization Model for Maximizing Performance in Soccer", Book from Sportbook Publications, 2018.
  • Papadakis L, Mitrotasios M, Patras K.(2017). Influence of aerobic endurance, sport speed and strength to repeated sprint performancein profesional soccer players.Biology of Exercise, Volume 13.1, 2017.
  • Papadakis L, Patras K, Georgoulis A.D(2015).Block periodization is associated with in-season physical fitness improvements in both starters and non starters profesional soccer players:a case study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, Volume 23, Issue 5, 2015.
  • Zetou E, Papadakis L, Vernadakis N, Bebetsos E, Derri V,Fillipou F.(2014) The effect of variable and stable practice on performance and learning of header skill of young athletes in soccer. Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 152, 2014, Elsevier.
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