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Professional Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science
Pro Youth Level

*This course is officially accredited by UEFA & Concacaf member associations

In this course you will learn the following key areas of Youth Goalkeeper Development:

The role of the goalkeeper coach
Training design & application in LTAD
Goalkeeper development in a team
Youth-level nutritional support
Youth goalkeeper development
Goalkeeping expectations
Skill acquisition in goalkeeping
Goalkeeper coaching analysis
Managing pressure
Case-study: FC Barcelona Academy

Your Expert Goalkeeping Faculty

The Professional Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science (Pro-Youth Level) has been developed by some of the most respected goalkeeping coaches, sports scientists, physical specialists and practitioners within elite clubs and soccer associations.

clubs & soccer associations

The Professional Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science course provides the latest training methods, tactics and detailed insights to help coaches develop their skills while preparing, training and maximising the development of youth goalkeepers.

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1. The role of the goalkeeper coach

Fraser Stewart Goalkeeper CoachDelivered by Fraser Stewart

In this module, you will be exposed to being a specialised goalkeeping coach, the specialist goalkeeper and their role in the game, the training environment, the game environment and the considerations of the goalkeeping coach.

2. Training Design & Application in Youth Development (LTAD)

Alex Segovia VilchezDelivered by Alex Segovia Vilchez

In this module, we will look at a new physical qualities approach – the development model. You will be exposed to the importance of both mechanical & functional activities, exercise progression in youth development, the application of conditioning and co-ordinative drills, along with skill acquisition & developing a functional framework

3. Individual development of the goalkeeper within a team environment

Ivan Kovčić goalkeeper coachingDelivered by Ivan Kovčić

In Module 3, you’ll look at team development vs. individual development in soccer, isolated or integrated training, detecting problems with soccer references, the coaching process for goalkeepers and the implementation of goalkeeper-specific content.

4. Nutritional Support for the Youth Soccer Player: Maturation Status & LTAD

Jack Christopher Delivered by Jack Christopher

In this module, we’ll look at building a nutrition support structure and support across the development phases, the core principles & basis of sporting nutrition, and supporting growth & maturation through nutrition and nutrition for life.

5. Youth Goalkeeper Development: Long Term Development

Eduardo CachuloDelivered by Eduardo Cachulo

In this module, we look at the role of the goalkeeper coach within a technical department, identification of key markers for success in the goalkeeping position, the young goalkeeper & key development stages and the transition phase from youth to senior professional level.

6. Goalkeeping Expectations: Roles of the GK within the function of the game

Jeff Richardson goalkeepingDelivered by Jeff Richardson

Through this module, you will understand the 4-functions of the game, the roles of the goalkeeper, the goalkeeper’s role in attacking, defending & transitional scenarios, effective communication within the goalkeeper role and dealing with key situations.

7. Skill Acquisition in Goalkeeping: Developing technical proficiency for situational effectiveness

Daniel Tumelty-BevanDelivered by Daniel Tumelty-Bevan

In this module, we look at the experience & perception of goalkeeping, goal-scoring scenarios & protecting the goal, the science behind practice & execution and technical repetition & contextual practices.

8. Goalkeeper Coaching Analysis: Developmental Approach to Goalkeeping

Graeme Smith goalkeeping coachingDelivered by Graeme Smith

In this module, we look at the types of goalkeeper analysis in developmental soccer, oppositional analysis: set pieces & team tendencies, in-match analysis, the integration of post-match analysis and the goalkeeper curriculum in soccer.

9. Managing pressure: Emotion, Anxiety & Coping in elite soccer

Jeff Richardson goalkeepingDelivered by Jeff Richardson

In this module, we look at how to understand emotion in soccer, anxiety in elite soccer, challenge state vs. threat state, altering perception & arousal and the practical application of pre-game mental preparation.

10. An Academy Goalkeeper Training Methodology: FC Barcelona

Dani Ortiz Barcelona goalkeeping coachDelivered by Dani Ortiz

In this module, you will understand the relationships between outfielders & goalkeepers within game situations. We will look at training situations to overcome high pressure, we’ll assess the importance of the non-dominant foot and match-day strategies to maximise distribution within academy soccer.

Professional Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science (Pro Youth Level)This Professional Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science (Pro-Youth Level) online course gives you the specific training principles, tactics and techniques that are applied at elite academies.

You will develop a strong understanding of the role of the goalkeeper coach, and you will develop your knowledge of conditioning, nutrition, psychology & physiology of the young developing goalkeeper.

The course is comprised of the following:

 12 Hours of study time
 Pre- & post-lecture reading references
 Multiple-choice tests
 Certificate of Achievement

This online goalkeeper coaching course is suitable for:

Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the coaching, training, & preparation aspects of youth players and goalkeepers.

Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training, preparation, development & coaching aspects across the youth development phases.

The focus of the course is as follows:

  • Provides latest research findings, & contemporary training methods and detailed insights into youth goalkeeper development;
  • Provides a better understanding of how to maximise goalkeeping development & the long-term athletic stages across players pathway;
  • Help maximise your decision-making when working with goalkeepers within younger age groups.

Who is this course designed for?
This course has been designed for beginner to elite level youth coaches who want the latest research findings, most efficient training methods for the preparation, development & coaching of youth goalkeepers.

How long is the course?
This is a 12-hour course providing a deep understanding and best practices that can be applied to your own youth team environment to improve the performance of your young players.

Is my progress logged through the course?
After each lecture there is a short multiple-choice test designed to cement your learning. You can access your test results at anytime through your course progress area.

Can I stop/pause a presentation part way through?
Yes, the course is completely flexible. You can go back to a module at anytime and continue from where you left off.

Can I take the modules in any order?
No. The course follows a set structure that must be studied in numerical order. You can only access the next module once you have completed the previous module test.

Is there a time limit on the course?
Yes. This course has a 12-month access limit. You can access the course 24/7 within this period.

Will I get a certificate to show that I have passed the course?
Yes, you will receive a pass certificate provided you have attained the minimum pass grade of 75%.

If you have any further questions, please Contact Us.

 

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Official Accreditation By ISSPF
This course is fully accredited by ISSPF & ensures the study hours will contribute to the achievement of a formal accreditation & ISSPF continued professional development.


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accredited by Latvian Football Federation

Official Endorsement & Accreditation By Latvian Football Federation
The Latvian Football Federation officially endorse and accredit ISSPF online courses, ensuring the study hours accrued per course, and the certificate of achievement awarded by ISSPF will contribute to the achievement of a formal L.FF accreditation & continued professional development.

ISSPF courses will also be accepted for the revalidation and refreshment for the UEFA C to A courses, and Professional Diploma

 



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Endorsed By ETSU
This course is fully endorsed by East Tennessee State University.

 


 

British Virgin Islands Football Association
Accredited by British Virgin Islands Football Association

This online course is fully accredited by the BVIFA & ensures the study hours will contribute to the achievement of a formal accreditation & BVIFA continued professional development.

The course will also be accepted towards the revalidation for the BVIFA-CONCACAF Level D-B courses.

 

 

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FAQ’S

Who is this goalkeeping coaching course for?

The Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science Course (Pro Youth) course is for:

  • Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the coaching, training, & preparation aspects of youth players and goalkeepers.
  • Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training, preparation, development & coaching aspects across the youth development phases.

Is this goalkeeping coaching course suitable for me?

This course is developed and structured for all individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the game further, 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.

Why is this goalkeeping coaching course important?

  • It provides justification for the guiding of specific training methods, interventions & decision making processes within soccer.
  • Highlights the practical application of modern, research based training methods & assessment tools for both goalkeeper coaches and outfield coaches.
  • Provides an increased evidence & knowledge to understand key goalkeeper coaching science & performance processes across a range of coaching science topics.
  • Discusses the most efficient training methods and detailed insights into developing player fitness alongside analysis, coaching, nutritional & training methodologies.
  • Learn from industry experts in the area of football science, goalkeeper coaching science & performance training in team sports.
  • Help maximise your decision making through a better understanding & appreciation of football or goalkeeper coaching science & performance.

What skills will I improve if I take this goalkeeper coaching course?

  • This course discusses the most efficient training methods and performance, goalkeeper coaching science, coaching principles and detailed insights into developing key aspects.
  • Provides you with an increased evidence & knowledge to understand key goalkeeper coaching science & performance processes across a range of coaching science topics.
  • Will enable you to discuss the most efficient training methods and detailed insights into developing goalkeeper fitness alongside analysis, nutritional & training methodologies.
  • You will learn from industry experts in the area of football science, sport science & goalkeeping performance training.
  • Help you to maximise your decision making through a better understanding & appreciation of football or goalkeeper coaching science & performance

How will this course help me?

 This course will help anyone interested in making better decisions when it comes to coaching goalkeepers as groups or individuals.

  • This Professional Certificate in Goalkeeper Coaching Science (Pro-Youth Level) online course gives you the specific training principles, tactics and techniques that are applied at elite academies.
  • You will develop a strong understanding of the role of the goalkeeper coach, and you will develop your knowledge of conditioning, nutrition, psychology & physiology of the young developing goalkeeper.

How can this course assist me to progress?

 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.

ISSPF are working at accrediting all their courses through academic and footballing institutes in order to provide additional academic currency to the learner.

Reviews From Professional Coaches:

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.” 

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."

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.”

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.”

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.”

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. ”