Intermediate Certificate in Soccer Nutrition

You will learn the following key areas of Soccer Nutrition:

1. The required skill sets of the soccer nutritionist
2. Nutritional support for the youth soccer player
3. Soccer specific fuelling: carbohydrates
4. Nutritional periodisation
5. Soccer specific fuelling: dietary fats
6. Nutritional planning: method & strategies
7. Soccer specific fuelling: protein
8. Vegetarian & Vegan in Soccer: Part 1
9. Dietary analysis methods: a case study
10. Vegetarian & Vegan in Soccer: Part 2

YOUR SOCCER FACULTY

This course provides in-depth knowledge of soccer nutrition and best practices as applied at elite clubs to maximise player performance, preparation and recovery. The Intermediate Certificate in Soccer Nutrition course has been developed with some of the game’s most respected soccer nutritionists representing clubs and associations at the highest level:

LESSON PLAN

Delivered by Dr. Lloyd Parker

In Module 1, you will gain an understanding of what is required to be a sports nutritionist in an elite soccer environment. You will know how to build trust amongst staff and support staff, how to make some quick easy wins in an elite soccer club through nutrition and you’ll be capable of using a behavioural change model to positively enhance players behaviour towards nutrition.

Jack ChristopherDelivered by Jack Christopher MSc

In Module 2, you will understand the key challenges along the LTAD pathway and how to develop their own nutritional support structure, understand what the end goal involves, and be able to work backwards to maximise development and be able to think critically about nutritional support during growth and maturation.

Helen BauhausDelivered by Helen Bauhaus

In Module 3, you will gain an understanding of the structure and forms of carbohydrates, the basics of the carbohydrate metabolism, the role of carbohydrates in soccer, the recommendations for carbohydrates intake in soccer and you will be able to identify risks of a low carbohydrate diet in soccer.

Dr. Liam AndersonDelivered by Dr. Liam Anderson

In Module 4, you will gain an understanding of the seasonal overview of training & match-play, metabolic demands & carbohydrate requirements of soccer, meal types & nutritional strategies used in elite professional soccer, fuel for the work performed – periodisation approach and nutritional periodisation in elite professional soccer.

Helen BauhausDelivered by Helen Bauhaus

In Module 5, you will be exposed to a number of topics, including the structure of fat molecules, the basics of the regulation of fat metabolism, the capacity of energy storages and substrate utilization, classification of fatty acids and recommendations for the intake of fat in soccer.

Margarita PosadaDelivered by Margarita Posada MSc

In Module 6, you will be exposed to the nutritional assessment of soccer players, 3-key nutritional pillars: Nutrition, Hydration, Supplementation, nutritional strategies for seasonal phases (pre-season, training days and match day) and nutritional focus (training vs. competition).

Dr. Eirini ManthouDelivered by Dr. Eirini Manthou

In Module 7, you will be exposed to the role of protein & amino acids in the human body, skeletal muscle amino acid (AA) metabolism a) fasting b) absorption & c) exercise, protein energy requirements in soccer, protein & AA supplementation for soccer performance & outcomes, protein & AA supplementation: Immunity & health-related effects in sport.

Prof. Nikos KoundarakisDelivered by Prof. Nikos Koundarakis

In Module 8, you will understand the major concerns with vegan & vegetarianism diets for athletes, be able to highlight and positively influence concerns & specific considerations, understand macro & micronutrient needs & food types key to vegan & vegetarianism athletes

Dr. Liam AndersonDelivered by Dr. Liam Anderson

In Module 9, you will understand the timing and even distribution of protein intake & its influence in modulating protein synthesis, have an overview of a working, practical process of nutritional strategies in elite professional soccer and understand the term & employ a ‘fuel for the work performed’ process in professional soccer.

Prof. Nikos KoundarakisDelivered by Prof. Nikos Koundarakis

In Module 10, you will fully understand the nutritional periodisation concept, understand caloric needs and player menu ideas, be capable of periodising macronutrients within the soccer players meal plan, understand the concerns for periodisation when dealing with vegan or vegetarian players.

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FAQ's

  • Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the nutritional aspects of both individual players and teams
  • Sport nutritionists with an interest of understanding more about football specific nutrition
  • People with an interest in sport nutrition & nutritional application in football
  • Individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the preparation, training & development of individual athletes or team sports
  • This course is developed and structured for all individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in nutrition within the game
  • Students with degree level or post-degree level educations, learners with UEFA, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, AFC or other FIFA recognised coaching awards in the training & development of individual soccer players or team sports
  • Are you an individual tasked with the responsibility for the nutritional aspects of both individual athletes or team sports, or did you complete the ISSPF Foundation Course in Soccer Nutrition and want to take your learning further?
  • This is for you if you are an individual with an interest in developing your knowledge in the preparation, training & development of individual athletes or team sports
  • Provides you with a justification for the guiding of specific nutritional methods, interventions & decision making processes within soccer
  • Help your to understand the key energy sources required to perform repeated high intensity & explosive movements within the intermittent nature of soccer is of paramount importance
  • Gives you more information around fuelling to perform & recover from both training, competitive games is very specific across a range of levels of the game
  • Allows practitioners and coaches to benefit themselves and their players even further by having a more in-depth knowledge of nutrition, performance & recovery
  • May help you to maximise performance, reduce the risk for non-contact muscle injuries, through a better understanding of key timing of nutrients
  • Learn from industry experts in the area of football specific nutrition, sport science & sport performance training in team sports
  • Help maximise your decision making through a better understanding & appreciation of football or soccer science
  • This course discusses the most advanced and next level efficient nutritional methods and performance, sport science principles and detailed insights into developing key nutritional principles
  • Provides you with an increased evidence & knowledge to understand key soccer nutrition processes
  • Help your to understand the key energy sources required to perform repeated high intensity & explosive movements within the intermittent nature of soccer is of paramount importance
  • This course will help anyone interested in making better decisions when it comes to discussing and implementing nutritional habits or advice
  • You will learn from industry experts in the area of football nutrition and coaching science
ISSPF courses are not only recommended by universities and federations around the world, but they are delivered by some of the leading nutritional 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 sport nutrition. ISSPF are continually working at accrediting all of its courses through academic and footballing institutes in order to provide even more academic currency to the learner.

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