Coaching & Physical Performance Division

traininglabThe main aims of the Coaching & Physical Performance Division are:

- To research and apply the relevant data to fitness regimens for athletes or for the average person.

- To evaluate motor performance, adaptability and motor development in children of school and pre-school age as well as young athletes.

- To evaluate behaviour (in terms of technique and tactics) in team and individual sports.

Planning of specialised training regimens 

- Adaptation of specialised training regimens in relation to the age of the athlete as well as in terms of physical condition, muscular power, muscular endurance, somatotype, aerobic ability, speed, flexibility.

- Estimation and regulation of the overtraining level of athletes.

- Training regimens to improve the performance of athletes (various models)

- Planning of suitable training regimens for various ages of athletes in relation to their motor development and physical skills.

Evaluation of competitive behaviour

- Recording behaviour in terms of technique and tactics: A record of actions related to technique and tactics of professional and amateur teams is kept, for team as well as individual sports, by means of training in videoanalysis.

- Analysis and evaluation of behaviour in terms of technique and tactics: Statistic analysis of sports data/records in order to draw conclusions, by means of videoanalysis systems as well as statistical software.

Representative Publications

  1. Venetsanou F., & Kambas A. (2005). How can a Traditional Greek Dances- Programme affect the Motor Proficiency of Preschool Children? Journal of Dance Research, (5), 2, 127-138.
  2. Fatouros I.G., Jamurtas A.Z., Viliotou V., Pouliopoulou S., Fotinakis P., Taxildaris K., Deliconstantinos G. (2004). Oxidative stress responses in older men during endurance training and detraining. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36: 2065-2072.
  3. Fatouros I.G., Jamurtas A.Z., Taxildaris K., Leontsini D., Marinos S., Kostopoulos, & Buckenmeyer P.J.N. (2004). Evaluation of plyometric exercisetraining, weight training and their combination onvertical jumping performance and leg strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 14 (4), 470-476.
  4. Kambas A., Antoniou P., Xanthi G., Heikenfeld R., Taxildaris K., Godolias G. (2004). Unfallverhütung durch Schulung der Bewegungskoordination bei Kindergartenkindern. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin, 20, 18-24.
  5. Papadimitriou K., Pashali E., Sermaki I., Mellas S., & Papas M. (2004). The effect of the opponents’ serve on the offensive actions of Greek setters in volleyball games. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 4, 23-34.
  6. Tsamourtzis E., Salonikidis K., Taxildaris K., Mavromatis G. (2002). Technical and tactical characteristics of winners and losers in basketball. Leistungssport, 1, 54-58.
  7. Fatouros I.G., Taxildaris K., Tokmakidis S.P., Kalapotharakos V., Aggelousis N., Athanasopoulos S., Zeeris I., & Katrabasas I. (2001). The effects of strengthtraining, cardiovascular training and theircombination on flexibility of inactive older adults. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 23: 1-83.
  8. Jamurtas A.Z., Fatouros I.G., Buckieyer P., Kokkinidis E., Taxildaris K., Kambas A., Kyriazis G. (2000). Effects of plyometric exercise on muscle soreness and plasma creatine kinase levels and its comparision to eccentric and concentric exercise. Journal of Strengthand Conditioning Research, 14 (1), 68-74.