ISSPF & Dinamo Zagreb Partnership Announcement

ISSPF officially partners with the most successful club in Croatia & European giants GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Croatian football has continued to grow significantly as a football powerhouse around the World culminating in its first World Cup Final in Russia 2018. Not only is the national team continuing to shine its light on the International stage from afar, but within the domestic game there is further professional development & rise in sport science & coaching methods.
This development is continuing and underway within one of Europe’s largest clubs, & recognised talent conveyor belt when it comes to producing players GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

Throughout generations the club has continued to produce talented players who have gone on to generate success within the club before moving onto the world’s greatest of clubs, notably 2018 Ballon D’Or winner Luka Modrić who developed in the Dinamo Zagreb youth system before amassing nearly 100 games for GNK prior to joining Tottenham Hotspur & Real Madrid.

GNK are not only the most successful club in Croatian football, but they have continually been at the forefront of innovation of the game in order to continue to develop and provide the senior team & subsequent European teams with top class talent, which has now led to the official partnership agreement between themselves and the globally acclaimed International Soccer Science & Performance Federation.

Developing coaches & practitioners on an International, national & local community level through provision of cutting edge, bespoke, online football training resources & courses delivered by leading professionals from around the world, is the next step to continuing their development as an innovative & forward thinking club.

The online courses are developed & delivered by some of the leading coaches & practitioners from top clubs across the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, the Italian Serie A & French Ligue 1. Furthermore, football & sport science specialists from clubs involved in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores & the MLS are providing a real global & international learning insight for all coaches, performance practitioners, learners & students with a range of abilities and knowledge levels.

The accredited & endorsed bespoke online football courses include: NutritionPsychology and Mental Skills TrainingYouth & Athletic DevelopmentTeam Sport Training Methodology, Fitness & Conditioning Training, Tactical Analysis, Talent Identification, Goalkeeper Coaching Science and Injury Reduction & Return to Play.

Not only is the key to the partnership to develop staff from academy to 1st team as part of the in-house club development process, but this official link gives individuals the chance to be a part of a progressive continued development & online coach education strategy moving forward for people in and outside of the club looking in.

The GNK Dinamo Zagreb Sport Science & Performance coach Marko Matušinskij spoke of his delight with the partnership:

“I am delighted that GNK DINAMO has the opportunity to partner with ISSPF. One of the reasons is certainly the chance to learn & utilise the exchange of knowledge and experiences from the ISSPF courses, staff and the provision of education possibilities to not only our club staff within GNK Dinamo, but also the local coaching community.”
Dinamo Zagreb partnership ISSPF
Marko Matušinskij
Sport Science & Performance coach, GNK Dinamo Zagreb

The Educational possibilities provided through the courses are open to almost anyone involved in the game as Youth Academy or Senior Coaches, Managers, Strength & Conditioners, Sport Scientists, Physios, Medical Practitioners or Talent Scouts, and ideal to provide insights & additional qualifications as well as best practice to design and implement plans, and sessions with individual players and teams.

As a leading online Football Coaching & Performance educational organization, ISSPF is not only seen as the trusted partner of elite, amateur and youth soccer clubs, international & continental federations, but also as key educational partners of schools, colleges, universities and training institutes worldwide.

The ISSPF accredited courses cover a range of coaching interests from grassroots, through to the elite professional coaching level so are available for all individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge & career prospects.

In a statement from the administration director Andelko Ivanjko:

“GNK Dinamo Zagreb is always striving to be at the forefront of applying the scientific principles of training at the elite level.

"Partnership with ISSPF provides our academy staff with high quality structured courses from a range of leading professionals, enabling them to develop in their professional career. I am looking forward to see new approaches and ideas that our coaching and fitness staff will obtain thorough this invaluable educational platform.”
Dinamo Zagreb partnership ISSPF
Andelko Ivanjko
Administration Director, GKN Dinamo Zabreb
An official announcement on behalf of ISSPF confirmed the excitement of the partnership with GNK Dinamo Zagreb by saying:
We are truly honoured, delighted & excited to become the official online educational provider and partner for GNK Dinamo Zagreb. We are really enthused & hugely engaged with the opportunity to assist in the development & provision of top level educational content for Croatian coaches, performance & medical staff.

“Additionally, being able to engage with coaches & staff of the future who may currently be studying within the local community or universities is vitally important to us.

“The growth of Croatian football over the last decade has been nothing short of inspirational, so to be able to embed our unique brand & courses, across the coaching & performance development in the region is something we are immensely proud of.”
ISSPF Business Team

The partnership program will be launching soon on the internet and accessible for all individuals wanting to begin their development & study across these areas of the game. Anyone wanting to find out more regarding the online courses, partnership & professional development opportunities can go via the link

Further information & content will be provided via the partnership program link above and also on social media via twitter, Instagram & Facebook:



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