INTERNATIONAL SOCCER SCIENCE
& PERFORMANCE FEDERATION

An International Online Soccer Science
And Performance Coaching Education Platform

What We offer

The International Soccer Science & Performance Federation is an online coach education platform which offers coaches, students, youth coaches, semi-professional and elite level soccer coaching individuals the opportunity to enhance both the scientific aspects of performance coaching as well as your current knowledge.

 

WHO ARE WE FOR?

Level 1 - Foundation

Suitable for anyone including college or university undergraduate students and coaching enthusiasts across all levels of the game.

Level 2 - Graduate

Suitable for developing academics at degree level, serious coaches and individuals keen to progress through the formative coaching process from Level 1.

Level 3 - Master

Suitable for masters degree level and post-graduate individuals in sport, serious and professional level coaches and individuals keen to progress soccer science and performance knowledge further from Level 2.

Level 4 - Professional

Suitable for masters & post-graduate students or individuals in sport, in addition to serious and professional level coaches and individuals keen to progress knowledge further from Level 3.

Level 5 - High-Performance

Suitable for high level academics & coaches at the professional level, or individuals wanting to take their knowledge further within the area of high-performance coaching science from Level 4.

What Do We Provide?

We pride ourselves in linking soccer science principles with the application to the training ground and player development strategies.

Bringing together some of the most innovative, modern and leading practitioners in the world of soccer science to offer a fully comprehensive coach education and soccer specific continued professional development program.

FACULTY

CONTINENTS

CERTIFICATIONS

LEssons

GLOBAL Training

Delivered To Your Devices

MEET THE FACULTY

Dr. Filipe Clemente

Dr. Filipe Clemente studied at Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, School of Sport and Leisure (Portugal) and specialises in performance analysis, match analysis and training load monitoring.

Juan Carlos Devia Ramos

Juan Carlos Devia Ramos studied at University of Buenos Aires and specialises in sports medicine, injury prevention and treatment of injuries.

Maximilian Lankheit

Maximilian Lankheit studied at Australian Catholic University and specialises in fitness training, leadership strategies and biomechanics.

Ricardo Pires

Ricardo Pires studied at the ISPA – Instituto Universitário and specialises in social psychology and sport psychology.

Virginia Santesteban

Virginia Santesteban studied at University of Navarra and specialises in nutrition, physiology and hydration & recovery methods.

Dr. Paolo Terziotti

Dr. Paolo Terziotti studied at Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy and specialises in strength & conditioning, exercise physiology and injury prevention.

Margarita Posada

Margarita Posada is the founder of the Mexican Sports Nutrition Federation FMND and specialises in sports nutrition & nutrition for injury.

Professor Osman Ates

Professor Osman Ates studied at İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Spor and specializes in physiology, strength & conditioning and strength & power training.

Professor Gibson Moreira Praça

Professor Gibson Moreira Praça studied at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais / Brazil and specialises in tactical analysis, training methodology and rehabilitation.

Helen Bauhaus

Helen Bauhaus studied at The University of Bonn and specialises in sports nutrition, exercise physiology and nutritional coaching.

Are You A
#Student of the Game?

Join Our Global Network

Within all forms of coaching and performance development, there are many ways to develop as a player, analyst, nutritionist, psychologist, soccer scientist or performance coach. Our global lecturers and international reach will provide cutting-edge, innovative ideas in the areas of soccer science and performance that will take your coaching strategies to the next level.

Key Performance Areas

Coaching Principles

PSYCHOLOGY

FITNESS TRAINING

TESTING & MONITORING

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

Performance Analysis

TACTICAL ANALYSIS

PHYSIOLOGY

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

TALENT IDENTIFICATION

INJURY REDUCTION

NUTRITION

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Steve McClaren

Manchester Utd, Middlesborough, FC Twente, Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest, Derby County, England

"This is by far the most innovative style of learning that I’ve seen in this digital era. The breadth of topics covered, combined with the level of detail and insights makes this a must learning environment for any coach who is working or wants to get into the game and progress to the highest levels."

Claudio Donatelli

(MSc)

Performance & Fitness Coach
Italian National Team

“ISSPF have been able to seamlessly provide all individuals with an interest in team sports and specifically soccer with the chance to learn from some of the best people in their key research areas. Developing throughout my career as a fitness & conditioning expert and applying the scientific principles of training at the elite level of the soccer, I feel being able to use the e-learning strategy within ISSPF challenges and adds further credibility to my working practices. I highly recommend individuals from all learning levels to tap into the fantastic resource available here. ”

Tony Merola

(UEFA A License)

Boys ECNL Director - Tulsa Soccer Club, USA

“Never before have I seen a unique set of soccer specific performance & coaching specialists under one banner and available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to learn within the comfort of my own home. Being part of the educational partnership program with ISSPF has opened up a new & time efficient way for both myself as Technical Director, and my club coaching and fitness staff to up skill and develop as coaches.” 

Ringo Wu

(AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate)

Head of Physical Education & Sport, Nanwai Kings College Soccer Team, Jinkai District, Jiangsu, China

“ISSPF have managed to provide our soccer coaching staff within our college team with a 1st class opportunity to learn & apply some key performance coaching aspects. The opportunity to personally develop & track the staff’s progress through their assisted e-learning process is very impressive. I highly recommend the content as a must for all individuals tasked with the development of soccer players across all levels of the game.”

Sir Alex Ferguson

Aberdeen, Manchester United
“Sports science, without question is the biggest, most important change in my lifetime. It has moved the game onto another level that maybe we never dreamt of all those years ago. Sports science has brought a whole new dimension to the game.”

Kari Ukkonen

(UEFA Professional License)

Head of Coach Education, Football Association of Finland, UEFA, Helsinki, Finland

“Working with ISSPF as an educational partner has allowed us here at the Football Association the chance to provide CPD and continue to educate our coaches across a wide range of learning levels from our UEFA foundation levels through our UEFA Professional Licence. Offering our candidates, the chance to use both the ISSPF platform & specific soccer courses, is a huge advantage to us as an education provided within the game” 

Vin Blaine

(CONCACAF) Director of Football & Coach Education, US Virgin Islands Soccer Association, FIFA Coach Educator, US Virgin Islands

“An experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the soccer industry & having developed across a range of sports psychology, match analysis, player development, and sports management - I feel the opportunity to integrate the e-learning facility available from ISSPF into as a federation, club or individual self-development level is of huge benefit. As a FIFA & CONCACAF Instructor & Director of Football I have rarely seen an educational tool as good as this to positively influence individuals across a range of key soccer topics.” 

Leo Lucas da Silva

(Level-2 License)

Youth Academy Coach, Botafogo de Futebol, Brazil

“Using the ISSPF learning facility has opened my eyes to the detail and incredible knowledge provided from an elite faculty of elite coach developers and soccer science educators. As an individual who continually wants to progress my coaching pathway, I think this might be the best solution to increase my awareness of all elements of the game. The large amount of content and lectures available has already, and will continue to improve me. Gaining the Foundation Certificate in Soccer Science & Performance was extremely to me.”

Mario Cantaluppi

(UEFA A License)

Youth Academy Head Coach, FC Basel, Switzerland

“I am always looking for ways to combine coach education and professional coaching development with my full-time job within professional soccer. The time constraints are very difficult generally, but ISSPF have provided a fantastic platform to bring coach education to my own home during busy schedules. The range of topics on offer gives a broad & unique continued professional development” 

Oriol Gonzales

(UEFA Professional License)

Head Coach & Technical Director, Angkor Tigers FC, Asian Champions League, Cambodian Superleague, Cambodia

“Living abroad to work as a soccer coach has its difficulties in terms of coach education provision due to travel and time commitments. Being able to access the ISSPF platform has allowed me not only to maximise my spare time from a self-development perspective, but we have also been able to gain certifications & qualifications as a club across all elements of the game. From our senior squad staff to the academy staff, ISSPF is a fundamental education tool for our club development strategy.”

Jingze Quan

(AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate)

Director of Youth Development Coaching, Eagles River FC, Yanbian, Jilin, China

“Being able to develop the coaching staff throughout the club here in Eagles River FC is a large part of my role within the club. Having come across ISSPF and now using the e-learning platform for our English-speaking Chinese coaching, and medical staff we have been able to improve our focus and upgrade some key elements within the organisation. As a large grassroots club here within the province, we feel using ISSPF as an educational partnership is of huge benefit” 

Woody Jacobs

(SAFA Level 1 Diploma)

Assistant Manager & Coach Developer, Namibian National Soccer Association, Namibia

“Working as both Assistant Manager with elite players of our national team, I have been able to directly take a lot of content and thought provoking ideas from the content on view within ISSPF and use them to the benefit of our national players. Furthermore, I am delighted to say that we are now integrating the ISSPF online courses into our coach development program to uplift the whole coaching education aspects of our nation.”

Susan Lockyear

(FFA Advanced Coaching License)

Head Coach & Technical Director, Canberra State County FA, Australia

“As the game develops within the professional women’s game & also filters down within the girl’s academy programs across the world, we are proud to be at the forefront of driving the developmental aspects of the game in this area. To be able to link as an educational partnership with ISSPF is a huge part of our federation soccer development strategy, and as we can now offer a range of online content, certification qualifications and courses from a range of leading professionals – we have already seen a direct enhancement across our coaching content and performance department delivery.”

Lorenzo Francini

(MSc)

Head of Performance, AC Milan, Women’s Division, Italy

“As a fitness coach and sport scientist working at the elite level of the female game, I feel that ISSPF and their integration of both applied and academic quality is something that will be of huge importance for people within our industry. ISSPF have manage to accumulate a faculty of leaders across soccer science, medical & coaching science that will enable them to educate people from a very insightful and practitioning way.”

Peter McDonnell

(UEFA A License)

Assistant Soccer Coach - The University of Maine
Director of Coaching - Seacoast United Maine

“The layers of content within ISSPF is in a league of it's on when considering CPD options for coaches of all levels. Having explored many avenues through my own coaching journey, the detail embedded in the courses really lends itself to closing the gap between the integrated knowledge across the fields of Sports Science and the actual application of the skills on the field. Being able to learn from many experts, across a global faculty, affords me the ability to step into their professional world and soak in the abundant knowledge they have, all in my own time. ”