Certificate in Soccer Training Load Management

This online course covers the following key areas of soccer training load management:

1. Player Testing & Monitoring
2. Injury Reduction Strategies
3. Applications of Load Management
4. Weekly microcycle, planning & performance
5. External Load Monitoring
6. Testing & Monitoring: Training & Games
7. Subjective Effort Assessment
8. Competitive training microcycle


This Certificate in Soccer Training Load Management has been developed with some of the most respected coaches, sports scientists, physical specialists, practitioners and academics working within soccer

Learn how elite coaches apply training load planning and monitoring methods to maximise the fitness, freshness & performance of their players while decreasing the risk to injury.


Delivered by Prof. Darren Paul

In this lecture you’ll explore soccer specific player testing & monitoring strategies based around real evidence. Then we’ll take a further look at coach & player considerations when it comes to monitoring, while considering the different monitoring & testing protocols possible.

Delivered by Dr. Patrick Orme

In this lecture you’ll discover key injury reduction strategies used within professional soccer clubs. You will then understand the link between the physical stimulus required to keep players healthy and available to train, while learning key soccer process planning and scheduling.

Delivered by Dr. Vasilios Kalapotharakos

In this lecture you’ll take a deeper look at the considerations and applications of training and monitoring in soccer along with the theoretical models surrounding training load management. By the end of this lecture, you will have a deeper understanding of the internal and external methods used to monitor training load in soccer players

Delivered by Dr. Dawid Golinski

In this lecture, we deep dive into the load monitoring methods used within the game. We will explore weekly training microcycles and specific soccer strategies for planning and performance. By the end of this lecture you will understand how you can model and implement them within your team.

Delivered by Dr. Xinji Ji

In the lecture, we will examine in detail, the role of external load monitoring processes in professional soccer. You will understand GPS tracking systems and how you can implement elite level processes within your own team environment.

Delivered by Dr. Berni Guerrero
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Following this lecture you will understand the difference between testing and monitoring in soccer, while looking at the internal and external methodologies used by elite clubs. You’ll then explore the practical application of testing and monitoring and learn how you can implement it within your own team environment.

Delivered by Dr. Dawid Golinski

This lecture further examines the subjective load analysis and discusses the RPE (Rate of Perceived Effort) assessment from a soccer specific process. We will discuss, in detail, the monitoring tools approach along with wellness monitoring and microcycle planning. During this lecture we will  integrate some of the recent literature around the acute versus chronic workload principle.

Delivered by Dr. Adam Owen

This final course lecture brings the appliance of science into an applied setting with a detailed case study example in elite soccer. As the flow of the course concludes, we will examine soccer specific training load management within a high-performance setting & philosophy. We will also look at specific indicators of injury reduction and risk factors from a player and coach centred perspective.




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  • Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training & coaching aspects of athletes or team sports
  • Individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the training & development of individual athletes or team sports
  • Highlights the reasons we should monitor and assess training load in soccer
  • Highlights the practical application of modern training load monitoring & assessment tools
  • Provides an understanding of the need to monitor players training load & minimize training ‘spikes’
  • Helps you to understand the balance between soccer related fitness, freshness & fatigue
  • Assists in preparing players for the physical, technical & tactical demands in a safeprogressive manner
  • May help us to reduce the risk for non-contact muscle injuries, through a better understanding of planning & preparation
ISSPF courses are not only recommended by universities and federations around the world, but they are delivered by some of the leading practitioners in the game which will provide some cutting edge methods and industry overview on dealing with specific aspects of performance coaching and development largely including physical training in a team sport environment. ISSPF are working at accrediting all their courses through academic and footballing institutes in order to provide additional academic currency to the learner.

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