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Dr Marco Beato

Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching

Dr Marco Beato

T: +44 (0)1473 338000

Marco is a UEFA qualified football coach 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 Football Sport and Exercise Science in the Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences at University of Verona during 2016.

Marco has worked in several professional football clubs as a coach, including work with sport science, and strength and conditioning departments. From the season 2009/10 to 2012/13 he worked at AC Chievo Verona, in Serie A in Italy. Currently, he provides sport science support for Ipswich Town FC Academy, specialising in football coaching.

Through his applied professional experience, Marco has several football certifications, including Fitness Coach Pro License (FIGC, Italy), Football Coach UEFA B License (FIGC, Italy), and SICS Video Analysis License (SICS, Coverciano, Italy). 

Marco has a substantial practical knowledge in scientific research applied to sport: football coaching, strength and conditioning training, applied physiology, and performance analysis. Marco won the national award "Mognoni" edition 2014 (best research in Science of Physical Exercise and Sport, Italy), as well as he published several scientific publications on international journals (see selected publications).

Selected publications

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, Bianchi M, Coratella G, Merlini M, Drust B.

Reliability of internal and external load parameters in recreational football (soccer) for health
Research in Sports Medicine. 2018, 24:1-7

Beato M, Jamil M, Devereux G.

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 (2): 171-177

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Impellizzeri FM.

Evaluation of the external and internal workload in female futsal players
Biology of Sport. 2017. [Epub ahead of print]

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Hulton AT

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.

Christopher J, Beato M, Hulton A.

Quantification of energy expenditure of recreational football
Journal of Sports Sciences. 2016, 28:1-4

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F.

Energetics (and kinematics) of short shuttle runs.
European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2015; 115:1985-1994.

Zamparo P, Bolomini F, Nardello F, Beato M.

Fatigue affects peak joint torque angle in hamstrings but not in quadriceps.
Journal of Sports Sciences. 2015; 33(12):1276-82. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2014.986185. Epub 2014 Dec 17.

Coratella G, Bellin G, Beato M, Schena F.

Energetics of Shuttle Runs: The Effects of Distance and Change of Direction.
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2014; 9:1033-1039.

Zamparo P, Zadro I, Lazzer S, Beato M, Sepulcri L.

High volume training with small-sided games affects technical demands in football: a descriptive study.
Sport Sciences for Health. 2014;10:219-223.

Beato M, Bertinato L, Schena F.