EDUCATION
Institution Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale, Gazzada (VA), Italy
Degree Perito Industriale Capo Tecnico con Specializzazione Informatica (=High
School)
Date of graduation 2004
Institution Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese, Italy
Degree Dottore in Scienze Motorie (=Bachelor degree) vote: 110/110 con lode =
(First class)
Date of graduation 2007
Institution Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Degree Dottore Magistrale in Scienze Motorie (=Master degree) vote: 110/110 con
lode = (First class)
Date of graduation 2009
Institution Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
Degree Ph.D.
Date of graduation 2014 Winner of internazionalization scholarship
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January 2011 – August 2011: Centre for Sports Studies – University of Kent –
The Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Kent. ME4 4AG as part of
international Exchange Program
OTHER COURSES AND TRAINING
Type Course
Organization/Institute Canterbury Christ Church University
Topic Cochrane Review: How preparing a Cochrane Review
Date May 2011
Duration 8 hours
CURRENT POSITION
Company Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Sector School of Medicine – Master degree in Sports Sciences
Occupation or position Lecturer
Main activities Lecturing activities, Tutoring activities, Research Projects
Dates (from – to) January 2017 to Present (part-time position)
Company Università degli Studi di Pisa
Sector Master degree in Theory and technique of fitness training in Soccer
Occupation or position Lecturer
Main activities Lecturing activities, Tutoring activities, Research Projects
Dates (from – to) June 2011 to present
Company FFU Ukraine Football Federation
Sector Sport- professional soccer team
Occupation or position First Team Head of Fitness and Performance
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Training strategies definition on a daily basis, from preseason to end of the
season, Tournaments i.e. EURO
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Dates (from – to) November 2019 to present (full time position)
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Company Fulham FC
Sector Sport- professional soccer team
Occupation or position First Team Head of Fitness and Performance
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Training strategies definition on a daily basis, from preseason to end of the
season
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Managing a team of 8 people in the Sport Science department
Keeping Gym and facilities up to date (budget related stuff)
Dates (from – to) November 2018 to June 2019 (full time position)
Company FC Nantes
Sector Sport- professional soccer team
Occupation or position First Team Head of Sport Science and performance
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Managing a team of 5 people in the Sport Science department
Keeping Gym and facilities up to date (budget related stuff)
Dates (from – to) July 2017 to June 2018 (full time position)
Company Leicester City Football Club
Sector Sport- professional soccer team
Occupation or position Sport Scientist and conditioning first team coach
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Managing a team of 8 people in the Sport Science department
Keeping Gym and facilities up to date (budget related stuff)
Dates (from – to) July 2015 to February 2017 (full time position)
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Company Hellenic Football Federation
Sector Sport- professional soccer team
Occupation or position Head of Strength and conditioning coach First team
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Managing a team of 4 people in the Sport Science department
Dates (from – to) 2014 – 2015
Company
F.C. Bari 1908
Sector Sport – professional soccer team
Occupation or position Head of Strength and conditioning coaches
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Managing a team of 4 people in the Sport Science department
Keeping Gym and facilities up to date (budget related stuff)
Dates (from – to) 2014-2015
Company A.S. Monaco Football Club
Sector Sport – professional soccer team
Occupation or position Head of Sport Science and Strength and conditioning coaches – Equipe
Professionelle
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Managing a team of 5 people in the Sport Science department
Keeping Gym and facilities up to date (budget related stuff)
Dates (from – to) 2012-2014 (full time position)
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Company Università degli Studi di Verona
Sector Graduate School in Translational Biomedicine – Department in Neurological,
Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences – Research
Doctorate in Science of Physical Exercise and Human Movement
Occupation or position PhD Student
Main activities Academic courses, Tutoring activities,
PhD project: “Psychobiology of Perception of Effort and Physical Activity
Behaviour”
Dates (from – to) 2010 – 2014
Company F.I.G.C. Italian Football Federation
Sector Sport – professional soccer team
Occupation or position Strength and conditioning coach italian U21 TEAM
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Dates (from – to) May – June 2013 UEFA European Under 21 Championship – Israel
Achievement of Final
Company A.S. Varese 1910 S.p.A.
Sector Sport – professional soccer team
Occupation or position U 21 Strength and conditioning coach
Main activities Footballers conditioning in and out of the pitch
Training Load Analysis and management
Weekly Training strategies definition
Performance analysis
Recovery strategies
Dates (from – to) 2010 – June 2012
Company MAPEI Sport Research Center, Olgiate O. (VA), Italy
Sector Sport and physical activity
Occupation or position Technician and collaborator
Main activities Physiological assessments
Physiological and neuromuscular assessments, training and scientific support
for athletes, coaches and sport federations.
Dates (from – to) 2005 – June 2009 (part time position and collaborator)
Company Soccer teams, Sport Centers
Sector Sport activity
Occupation or position Strength and conditioning coach
Main activities Training of athletes, injured individuals and general population
Dates (from – to) 2004 – 2010 (part time positions)
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Company Track and field team
Sector Sport activity
Occupation or position Coach
Main activities Training of endurance athletes
Dates (from – to) 2004 – 2009 (part time positions)
MAIN CONSULTANCY ACTIVITY
Company Chinese Olympic Committee
Sector Professional individual & team sports
Occupation or position Consultant
Main activities Physiology and application of isoinertial
devices for strength & power
development in Olympic competitions
Dates (from – to) 2019 to present
Company A.S. Varese 1910 S.p.A.
Sector Professional Soccer Team
Occupation or position Head of Strength and conditioning coach for junior teams
Main activities Training and functional assessment of athletes, injured individuals and
general population
Dates (from – to) 2009 – 2011
Company FCMS – Football Club Mendrisio Stabio
Sector Soccer Team
Occupation or position Strength and conditioning coach
Main activities Training of athletes, injured individuals and general population
Dates (from – to) 2010
Company Italian Track and Field Federation
Sector Sport Federation
Occupation or position Member of the Technical Commission
Main activities Physiological assessment of endurance athletes
Dates (from – to) 2006-2009
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES
University Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Position Lecturer (contract number: prot. 2244 AA 2010/ 2011)
Courses (hours) Training periodisation and physiological assessment (30 hours frontal
teaching + tutoring)
Position Lecturer (contract number: prot. 2245 AA 2010/ 2011)
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Courses (hours) Theory and methodology of training (45 hours frontal teaching + tutoring)
Position Lecturer (contract number: prot. 2109 AA 2011/ 2012)
Courses (hours) Training periodisation and physiological assessment (30 hours frontal
teaching + tutoring)
Position Lecturer (contract number: prot. 2110 AA 2011/ 2012)
Courses (hours) Theory and methodology of training (45 hours frontal teaching + tutoring)
Position Lecturer (contract number: prot. 761 AA 2011/ 2012)
Courses (hours) Training principles and techniques (45 hours frontal teaching + tutoring)
GRANTS – BURSARIES
Sponsor I.S.U. Milano
Topic Academic Scolarship
Total Amount € 10’000
Dates (from – to) 2005 – 2009
Sponsor Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
Topic PhD Internazionalization Scholarship
Total Amount € 40’915,41
Dates (from – to) 2010 – 2013
LANGUAGES
Proficient in English, French, Spanish and Italian at conversational and written level. TOEFL certification on
2010.
EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviewer 1. Journal of Sports Sciences
2. Sports Medicine
PUBLICATIONS ON PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
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SPORT PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE
1. Rampinini E, Impellizzeri FM, C. Castagna, A. Azzalin, A. Coutts, Ferrari Bravo D and Wisløff U. Effect of
match-related fatigue on short-passing Ability in Young Soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports
and Exercise. 2008 May;40:934-942
2. Rampinini E., SASSI A., Azzalin A., Castagna C., Menaspa’ P., Carlomagno D., and Franco M Impellizzeri.
Physiological determinants of Yo-Yo intermittent recovery tests in male soccer players. European
Journal of Applied Physiology . 2010 January ; 108 (2): 401 – 9;
3. Fanchini M, Azzalin A, Castagna C, Schena F, McCall A, Impellizzeri FM. Effect of bout
duration on exercise intensity and technical performance of small-sided games in soccer.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011 Feb;25(2):453-8;
4. Livio Zerbini, Nicolas Fabre, Alessandro Grainer, Paolo Gaffurini, Maurizio Fanchini, Andrea
Azzalin, Federico Schena. VO2p, HR and HHb kinetics in young and older adults during cycling
in acute hypoxia. Journal of Applied Phisiology Nutrion and Metabolism. 2014, Vol. 39, No.
4;
5. Hopker JG, Caporaso G, Azzalin A, Carpenter R, Marcora SM. Locomotor Muscle Fatigue does
not alter Oxygen Uptake Kinetics during High Intensity Exercise. Frontiers in Physiology 2016
Oct 13;7:463.
6. Fanchini M, Ferraresi I, Petruolo A, Azzalin A, Ghielmetti R, Schena F, Impellizzeri FM. Is a
retrospective RPE appropriate in soccer? Response shift and recall bias. Journal of Science
and Medicine in Football. 2017 (1) 53-59.
PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
1. Impellizzeri FM, Azzalin A, Fanchini M, Castagna C, Schena F. Inter- and intra-observer reliability of
technical scout during small-sided games in soccer. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Revision
in preparation) ;
PRESENTATIONS
ABSTRACT PUBLISHED ON SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
1. Rampinini E, Sassi A, Morelli A, Menaspà P, Carlomagno D, Azzalin A and Coutts AJ.
Discriminant physiological responses to high intensity intermittent exercise
between professional and amateur soccer players .
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th annual Congress of the European Congress of Sport Science – 9-12 July 2008 –
Estoril – Portugal
2. Azzalin A., Stanchieri A., Schena F., and Marcora SM.. Effect of caffeine on perception of effort
during sub-maximal exercise in sedentary subjects.
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3
rd annual Congress of the SISMES – 29-1 october 2011 – Journal of Sport Medicine and
Physical Fitness September 2011.
3. Chemello M., Venturelli M., Azzalin A., Schena F.. Physiological profile of professional and
non-professional goalkeaper. 3
rd annual Congress of the SISMES – 29-1 october 2011 –
Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness September 2011.