Two Decades of Sports Science in Football: Dave Carolan

Dave Carolan

Catapult's recent UK football performance workshop at Villa Park featured a presentation on the history and development of sports science by Dave Carolan, a leading practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in the field.

Drawing on his experiences to narrate the evolution of sports science in football, Dave’s presentation was divided into six key sections:

  • In The Beginning (02:40)
  • 1998-2002: Enlightenment (08:45)
  • 2003-2011: Establishment (16:30)
  • 2012-2018: Engagement (21:05)
  • The Future: What Awaits? (24:12)
  • What issues persist for the industry? (29:05)

Hosted regularly to cater for different sports and locations, Catapult’s workshops are an informal opportunity for knowledge-sharing and networking among sports science practitioners.

We’d like to thank Dave and all of the speakers at the Villa Park workshop for taking the time to share their work and contribute to a successful event.

More presentations from our workshops can be found on the Catapult YouTube channel.