Certificate in Soccer Business & Management

Learn the business side of soccer with the Certificate in Soccer Business & Management. This course outlines the fundamentals of sport management in order to apply the effective organization and management of a soccer club or soccer-related entity.

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In This Course You Will Learn:

  •  Soccer History & Politics
  • Governance & Regulation
  • Strategic Management
  • Club Finance & Revenue
  • Marketing & Sponsorship
  • Sport-For-Development

LEARNING PACE

SELF-PACED COURSE

COURSE LANGUAGE

ENGLISH

ACADEMIC & CLUB PARTNERS

We work in association with respected clubs and academic institutions

Course Modules

Each on-demand lesson is delivered by an elite-level coach and contains the soccer-specific knowledge, techniques and strategies that you can apply to your training sessions and match day plans.

TRAINING ENVIRONMENT - PART A

The Certificate in Soccer Business & Management is presented by Dr. Chrysostomos Giannoulakis.

Dr. Giannoulakis is a sport management academic and professional who holds a doctoral degree in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught in universities and private institutions internationally.

His main research area pertains to sport-for-development and the ways in which clubs and organizations may utilize sport as a vehicle for social change, economic development, and community building.

Parallel to his academic career and research agenda, Dr. Giannoulakis has worked as an event manager and consultant in a number of sporting events including the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the X Games, the Indianapolis 500, the Athens Classic Marathon, the Mountain Dew Action Sports Tour, and the Athens 2011 Special Olympics.

In this module, we look at the definition and concept of sport governance, the structure and function of FIFA, the pros and cons of soccer governing structures worldwide and the big picture of how soccer is structured and governed.

In this module, we look at the reasoning behind principles of sport finance, the importance of finance in establishing sound club management practices, revenue generation avenues and associated costs and financial integrity in soccer business.

Includes ‘Finance in Soccer’ case study with Ilja Kaenzig FC Bochum, German Bundesliga.

In this module, we look at the theoretical background of the Sport-For-Development concept, the meaningful social impacts and experiences to communities, practical examples and case studies regarding SFD applications to soccer and specific strategies that may leverage a Sport-For-Development soccer event.

Includes case study with Prof. Christs Anagnostopoulos.

In this module, we look at the origins of soccer and its evolution throughout time. The past and current political aspects of soccer and how the origins and history of the sport itself have made soccer what it is today.

Includes ‘Politics & Social Media’ case study with Dr. Lauren Burch.

In this module we look at the definition of management and scope of sport management, the importance of club management skills and functions, steps in the strategic planning process and the nature of mission statements and organizational charts.

In this module, we look at key sport marketing terms and how to apply them, factors that make sport marketing a unique marketplace, the motivations and rationale for the utilization of sport sponsorship by businesses and clubs and fan preferences and market trends within the soccer industry.

GAME ENVIRONMENT - PART B​

Delivered by Jyri Niemenen

In Module 1, you’ll look at scanning & field information, game references & decision making processes. You’ll also explore tactical understanding, training the player and structuring the content.

Delivered by Ivan KovčićIvan Kovčić goalkeeper coaching

In Module 3, you’ll look at both team and individual development whilst also learning more about isolated and integrated training. You’ll also discover how to detect problems with references and implement specific content.

Delivered by Andy Quy

In Module 5, you’ll look into the demands of the Goalkeeper during set-plays including the key physical components, training and specific power development.

Delivered by Ivan KovčićIvan Kovčić goalkeeper coaching

In Module 7, you’ll look at specific soccer language and quality goalkeeping actions You’ll also look at in-training and opponent analysis, finding out how to be ready to adapt and develop.

Delivered by Matt NewtonMatt Newton football

In Module 9, you’ll look at the physical competencies of the Goalkeeper and injury epidemiology & etiology. Find out how to assess injury risk and strength and condition your programme.

Delivered by Lee Baxter

In Module 2, you’ll look at the key principles & objectives of a Goalkeeper coach. Find out more about the ‘Keepers Corner’ – a holistic approach and how to manage your working process and surroundings.

Delivered by Fabian Otte

In Module 4, you’ll look at goalkeeper skill & performance training research, findings and discussion. Find out which specific match warm up phases to use and why.

Delivered by Dr. T-EckenTanja Ecken

In Module 6, you’ll look at the importance of resilience & adversity in high-performance soccer. Find out how to use the resilience framework and how to avoid negative performance.

Delivered by Andy Quy

In Module 8, you’ll look at the demands of the Goalkeeper during set-plays. Explore the key physical components, functional training and primary movements.

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All ISSPF courses are developed and delivered by a faculty of elite coaches who work at the highest levels of the game, spanning every continent and all FIFA Confederations

ISSPF COURSE REVIEWS

Read what other coaches have said about our online soccer courses. All reviews are verified by TrustPilot:
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Steve McClaren

Manchester Utd

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.”

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

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Ringo Wu

AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.”

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

UEFA Professional License

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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” 

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

CONCACAF

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.” 

Director of Football & Coach Education, US Virgin Islands Soccer Association, FIFA Coach Educator, US Virgin Islands
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Leo Lucas da Silva

Level-2 License

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.”

Youth Academy Coach, Botafogo de Futebol, Brazil
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Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

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.”

Aberdeen, Manchester United

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Oriol Gonzales

UEFA Professional License

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.”
Head Coach & Technical Director, Angkor Tigers FC, Asian Champions League, Cambodian Superleague, Cambodia
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Jingze Quan

AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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”
Director of Youth Development Coaching, Eagles River FC, Yanbian, Jilin, China
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Woody Jacobs

SAFA Level 1 Diploma

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.”

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

FFA Advanced Coaching License

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.”

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

MSc

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

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.

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

UEFA A License

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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. ”

Assistant Soccer Coach – The University of Maine
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Claudio Donatelli

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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. ”

Performance & Fitness Coach Italian National Team
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Tony Merola

UEFA A License

REVIEWS FROM PROFESSIONAL COACHES

“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.” 

Boys ECNL Director – Tulsa Soccer Club, USA
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Individuals with an interest in developing their skills in order to support managerial and business matters of a soccer club.
  • Those who wish to delve deeper into the soccer industry from a sport management perspective, supported by theory and case studies.

The Soccer Business & Management course is designed for those who wish to be exposed to managerial components and the business side of the soccer industry, so that they can:

  • Comprehend the fundamentals of sport management as they apply to effective organization and management of a soccer club or soccer-related entity.
  • Understand how key financial and administrative areas lead to effective management processes, ethical choices, and sustainable development.
  • Acquire a critical, holistic, and ethical approach to the soccer business, as well as recognize current and future trends within the greater soccer industry.

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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