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Danish Football Association
The Danish Football Association is one of the partners in the small collaborative partnership FLAME.
The Danish football association (abbreviation DBU) is the supreme governing body for organized football in Denmark with the purpose of promoting ball sports in Denmark. DBU's purpose is to promote and develop Danish football both nationally and internationally.
It seeks to achieve its purpose by holding national tournaments, national matches (men's, women's and youth teams), educating players, managers and coaches, etc. DBU manages in particular national tournaments, including the Danish Premier League, 1st Division, 2nd Division (East and West), Denmark series (Pool 1, 2 and 3), promotion matches for 1st Division and 2nd Division and the National Cup. Women's football is also a recognized sport. In addition, DBU publishes and interprets football laws in Denmark, and DBU cooperates with Team Denmark and Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics in the FLAME project.
Liverpool John Moores University
The Football Exchange at Liverpool John Moores University is one of the partners in the small collaborative partnership FLAME. The main contributors from LJMU in FLAME are Dr Mark Nesti and Dr Martin Littlewood.
The Football Exchange (FEx) is a subsidiary of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES), housed within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Launched in 1997, RISES aims to promote and develop world-class research across the disciplines of sport and exercise science in order to inform, challenge and enhance existing practice. RISES employs over 70 staff that work together in a dynamic and applied culture that extends to world-leading national and international collaborations. RISES achieved a top 5** rating and was joint 1st nationally for world leading (4*) research in the most recent evaluation of research conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of the United Kingdom Government.
The Football Exchange was formed in 2010 with a view to support the world of football through world-class research, high quality education and applied enterprise solutions. The FEx is a multidisciplinary group comprising approximately 25 academic staff from the Research Institute for Sport & Exercise Sciences, and more recently individuals from allied departments from across LJMU. The FEx is an international leader in applied research and consultancy within professional sport.
Football club N.E.C. is one of the partners in the small collaborative partnership FLAME. N.E.C stands for Nijmegen Eendracht Combinatie, the main contributor to FLAME is sport psychologist Paul van Zwam.
N.E.C.is a professional football club from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The club was founded in 1900 when Eendracht and NVV Nijmegen fused. N.E.C. currently plays in the first division. This is the second highest league from the Netherlands. N.E.C. plays its games at the Goffertstadium in Nijmegen. This stadium can fit 12.500 supporters. The managing director of N.E.C. is Wilco van Schaik and the manager of football is Remco Oversier.
N.E.C. has a youth academy and since the season 2016-2017 the academy is divided in three compartments. The first part of the academy consists of the youngest players in the academy, this is where the little players are selected and are given time to develop at the academy without putting too much pressure on them. The professional academy consists of the first teams of each age category. They train during the day and they are provided with the most facilities. Then there is the shadow academy, where footballers play who are not yet good enough for the first teams, but who have enough qualities to be part of the club.
Slory Sport Support Foundation
The Slory Sport Foundation is one of the partners in the small collaborative partnership FLAME. Founder Marjorie Esajas is one of the contributors to FLAME.
The Slory sport support foundation was founded in 2010 by Andwelé Slory, Marjorie Esajas, and Barbara Barend. The foundation’s aims are threefold: The foundation aims to offer support for the social-emotional and cognitive development of both youth athletes and professional athletes. In addition, the foundation wants to offer guidance to trainers and coaches to enhance their pedagogical and didactical skills. Last, the foundation’s objective is to contribute to high quality pedagogical climates in professional sport organizations.
The Slory sport support foundation is concerned with all guiding aspects of social-emotional development of elite athletes and their parents. The foundation carries a history of generations of footballers in the Slory family, and is as such committed to support players throughout their careers.
University of Southern Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark is one of the partners in the small collaborative partnership FLAME. From the University of Southern Denmark, Dr Carsten Hvid Larsen is the main contributor.
FLAME is housed in the Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics. There is a close collaboration between the institutes research units and centers on concrete interdisciplinary scientific issues in a continuum from prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of chronic diseases of exercise, fitness and health promotion to performance optimization in relation to elite sports.
The institute focuses on creating basic knowledge that can be translated into intervention research and implementation for the benefit of public health and individual citizens, such as the development of evidence-based therapies, best practice and quality assurance in treatment, prevention, fitness and health promotion and teaching. The institute combines humanities-social science research into the relationship between movement, culture, health and society with biomechanical-medical and epidemiologically oriented research.
FLAME is situated in the research unit: Learning and talent in sport (LET’S). Within LET'S research is done on the innovative and applied use of sports education and sport psychology with the aim of increasing participation, achievement, learning and talent development in sport. Moreover, LET'S presents students for the latest theories and practices in sports education and performance optimization, and stimulates entrepreneurial thinking in sports and 'human movement', as well as equipping sports practitioners with skills that enable them to realize innovative ideas.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Vrije Universiteit (VU) is the coordinator of the small collaborative partnership FLAME. Dr Vana Hutter is the main contributor from the VU, and the coordinator of the project as a whole.
The project is housed in the section “motor learning and performance” of the department of Human Movement Sciences within the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences. The department of Human Movement Sciences covers a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied research in human movement. The research is multidisciplinary in nature. The section motor learning and performance adresses questions of motor control and learning in sport, rehabilitation, physical education and other performance settings during different stages of development (from babies through to elite performers). The project on mental health, mental well-being, and social-emotional development of football players fits well with the multidisciplinary character of the department, the expertise on the interplay between environment in sport and development of athletes, and the rich history of applied research in sport in general, and football specifically.
As part of the same faculty, the department of Human Movement Sciences is closely connected to the departments of Pedagogy and Psychology, facilitating an interdisciplinary take on the development of football players, on and off the field. In addition, the department is affiliated to the research institute Amsterdam Movement Sciences, the Amsterdam Insititute of Sport Sciences, The Academic Center for Behaviour and Movement, research institute Learn!, and the Learn! Academy.
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