Marco is a NSCA qualified Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Sport Scientist. He acquired his Bachelor and Master degrees (First Class) in Sport Science at the University of Verona (Italy). He completed his PhD in Sport and Exercise Science in the Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences at University of Verona during 2016. Marco has been a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy since 2018.
Marco has worked in several professional football clubs as a coach, including work with sport science and strength and conditioning departments. Since the season 2009/10 he has been collaborating with some professional football clubs in Italy (Serie A) and England. Currently, he provides sport science consultancy for some professional football clubs and international sport based companies specialising in GPS monitoring, physical tests, strength and conditioning.
Through his applied professional experience, Marco has acquired several football certifications, including CSCS (NSCA, USA), Fitness Coach Pro License (FIGC, Italy), Football Coach UEFA B License (FIGC, Italy), and SICS Video Analysis License (Italy).
Marco has a substantial practical knowledge in scientific research applied to sport science, strength and conditioning training, sport performance physiology, and performance analysis. Marco is a very active researcher with an international reputation. He is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (USA) as well as a reviewer for some of the most prestigious Journals in Sport Science. Marco has published several scientific publications on international journals (see selected publications below).
Beato M, De Keijze K, Carty B, Connor M. Monitoring fatigue during an intermittent exercise with accelerometer derived metrics. Frontiers in physiology. 2019. 26 June. 10:780.
Young D, Coratella G, Malone S, Collins K, Mourot L, Beato M. The match-play sprint performance of elite senior hurlers during competitive games. PLOSone. 2019, 4(4):e0215156
Beato M, Devereux G, Stiff A. Validity and reliability of global positioning systems units (STATSports Viper) for measuring distance and peak speed in sports. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2018, 32(10):2831-2837
Beato M, Bianchi M, Coratella G, Merlini M, Drust B. Effects of plyometric and directional training on speed and jump performance in elite youth soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2018, 32 (2):289-296
Beato M, Jamil M, Devereux G. Reliability of internal and external load parameters in recreational football (soccer) for health. Research in Sports Medicine. 2018, 24:1-7
Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Impellizzeri FM. Effects of recreational football performed once a week (1 hour per 12 weeks) on cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged sedentary men. Science and Medicine in Football. 2017, 1: 171-177
Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Hulton AT. Evaluation of the external and internal workload in female futsal players. Biology of Sport. 2017, 34:227-231
Christopher J, Beato M, Hulton A. Manipulation of exercise to rest ratio within set duration on physical and technical outcomes during small-sided games in elite youth soccer players. Human Movement Science. 2016;48:1-6.
Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F. Quantification of energy expenditure of recreational football Journal of Sports Sciences. 2016, 28:1-4
Zamparo P, Bolomini F, Nardello F, Beato M. Energetics (and kinematics) of short shuttle runs. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2015; 115:1985-1994.
Coratella G, Bellin G, Beato M, Schena F. Fatigue affects peak joint torque angle in hamstrings but not in quadriceps. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2015; 33:1276-82.
Zamparo P, Zadro I, Lazzer S, Beato M, Sepulcri L. Energetics of Shuttle Runs: The Effects of Distance and Change of Direction. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2014; 9:1033-1039.
Beato M, Bertinato L, Schena F. High volume training with small-sided games affects technical demands in football: a descriptive study. Sport Sciences for Health. 2014;10:219-223.