We know that caffeine does many wonderful things, the more obvious ones including improved mood, cognition, and exercise performance. We also know that short periods of sleep (naps) – with and without sleep deprivation – can improve mood, sleepiness, and some types of exercise performance.
Given the demands of football training and match play, the aim of creatine supplementation would be to:
1. Enhance repeated-sprinting ability
2. Improve football-specific skills (e.g. dribbling; jumping; passing; shooting)
3. Enhance cognitive ability (e.g. decision making; passing accuracy)