MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH IN A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB: FC BARCELONA EXPERIENCE
Head of Medical Area
How do FC Barcelona work together as a club in different departments such as medical, performance, sports analytics and methodology? How do doctors, physiotherapists, physical coaches, coaches, etc… strive to work together to make decisions on a daily basis with the same objective in mind? As always even with the best methodology and even the best philosophy, the people are the key.
In a huge club with so many people involved, and under constant pressure, this system is pushed to the limit, which can put these people at risk of physical and mental illness. If people work in isolation and not cohesively within the team support system, the relationship with others weakens and the system can fail, with potential impact on players, coaches and staff. Dr Rodas Font will describe his experience of almost 20 years in one of the worlds greatest clubs.