Dr Subotic – Dr Budwig

When a sport stops to be fun and enjoyment, and priority is a result, entirely different rules should be applied to all participants in the game and outside the game. In such a case, the athletes are asked to be professionals, and only expectation is the top sports results. Understanding the components that explain the success of the athletes is still not clearly researched enough, especially in football. We welcome any new contribution in this field, and Dr Subotic – Dr Budwig strategy is well accepted as a top athletes help.

When we expect to achieve the good results, athletes are required to have a basic level of motor skills to harmonise the use of their physiological and psychological capabilities.

For athletes with a long and fruitful career in football and any other sport, injury prevention is of great significance, and if injuries occur, it is crucial that a recovery is quick and successful.

Players top results depend on the genetic predispositions, trained sporting abilities, a psychological stability and fitness. It is evident from all this that only one or two factors are not sufficient, but requires a superb combination of all factors for the highest level of success. Of course, we thought about the healthy athletes.

When we talk about football, it is known that this game is a highly demanding sporting activity in which there is a need for quick movements, sudden stops and rapid starts as well. In continuity with such movements, and the tiredness of the players can arise circumstances in which injuries occur very often. Statistics are showing us that the highest number of injuries happens in the final stages of stopping and performing free kicks as well. Hence, exercises to improve speed, explosiveness and strength endurance in the sprint are the most effective means of improving the quality of the game.

We again think of the healthy and well-balanced athlete. All the world managers also have a tendency to improve the level of athletes technical skills through a well programmed technical and fitness training.

Here we may ask the following questions:

-What to do if a player superior technique and tactics do not meet expectations for an extended period?

-What to do if his crisis lasts considerably longer than expected?

-What a coach can do and where to go for help if a player is prone to injuries and it happens more than it would be “normal”, as opposed to psychological support and medical services that the player already enjoys?

-What can be done if anaerobic mechanism fails, which is the primary energy mechanism especially in football, both at training and during matches?

More than often happens that some players cannot do their best, especially in urgent cases, and there is always the necessity. As for each machine for which there are high requests and expectations, there should be prepared a quality service and a top quality fuel, and for every individual player, there should be ready not only the good food but an entirely adequate nutrition and care as well.

If necessary, it is also important to harmonise the circadian rhythm and thus obtain alignment of the physiological functions of the organism during the night and the day, and in this way to be able to focus players accurately energy and alertness on the certain times of a day. Such harmonisation proved to be crucial in a planning of football matches that are held at early or late periods of the day.

To achieve this we have to do the below-mentioned examinations, and the given results can specify us the irregularities in the more details.



Primary intentions are to enable the ability to perform always without oscillations and to increase the competitiveness not only for athletes but their clubs too.

To make from potential players, the players of high class, while eliminating their disadvantages that are often preventing them from becoming top class players.

To create a larger base of quality players and in that way to enable the club to improve and exert the more cost-effective operations.


Prof. Dr Boris Subotic

The path from a professional athlete, through karate coach to the doctor.

Interest in the sport, I gained long ago as a very young boy when at the age of 7, under the coach Aleksandar Jugovic I started playing in an Osijek club’s youth football school. After completing the first stages of training, I fell in love with the goalkeeper’s role and continued to train and play in junior and later senior and first division. While regularly training and playing as a goalkeeper, a lot of interest I was paying to karate, which I quite often trained through my junior and senior goalkeeper’s career.

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