We are delighted to announce our educational partnership


ISSPF Partners with East Tennessee State University

Accredited Online Soccer Courses

Certificate in Soccer Science & Performance

This course will aid your understanding of where the periodisation, training tapering & general specific methodologies used to maximise the preparation of players lead to the coaching process.

Certificate in Soccer Nutrition

Take your first steps into the world of soccer nutrition, health and wellness as we discover how to balance our body using macro-nutrients, the best methods for refueling and how to maximise nutrition through injury.

Certificate in Soccer Psychology & Mental Skills Training

A course that looks at an introduction to soccer specific psychology as well as the challenges of player motivation, focus, anxiety and self-confidence. Built a strong team with clear communication.

Certificate in Physical Training & Soccer Methodology

This course takes an introductory look at soccer specific physical training and soccer methodology as well as how to enhance performance both in applied manner and also from an academic understanding perspective.

Certificate in Soccer Load Management

A course that will enhance your knowledge of soccer load management and provide an understanding of the training process across many levels of the game including planning, tracking and monitoring.

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Certificate in Youth Soccer Athletic Development (LTAD)

An in depth course that covers all element of youth development in the soccer industry. Starting with youth testing all the way to bridging the link into 1st team.

What difference could this training make to your season?

“The opportunity to assist in the development of soccer coaching & team sport enthusiasts, and practitioners in addition to the students and learners within the ETSU fraternity and USA in general, is one ISSPF are highly motivated to play a fundamental part of.”


“ETSU are delighted to formalize this link with ISSPF. We firmly believe that this will not only lead to the faculty moving forward in terms of our continued high impact education, but will also allow for us to offer the US soccer & ETSU sporting community access to world class online educational content.”

East Tennessee State University

What We Offer

Pick a topic and start learning. Dive deeper into your area of expertise or improve your knowledge on any of the following topics. Be a student of the game with these revolutionary soccer courses.

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Injury Reduction

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Strength & Conditioning

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Testing & Monitoring

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Fitness Training

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Tactical Analysis

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Talent Identification

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Training Methodology

How Our Soccer Courses Benefit You

Following our structured online soccer courses that are available to you 24/7 on any device, you will become a more valuable member of your clubs coaching faculty, a trusted advisor. Other members will look to you to provide insights, data, and contribute to session design and team management.

Global Faculty

Worldwide, cutting edge knowledge

Leading Practitioners

Competitive & practical solutions

Expert Course Design

Lifelong learning & physical applications

LearnLock™ Technology

Built in layers for stronger retention

Professional Delivery

From specialist soccer scientists & professors

CPD certification

Certified courses that WOW employers

Real World Learning

All of our certified soccer courses are built on three main criterias: Preparation, Application, Execution. No fluff, or theoretical hypothesis… this is real life, on the training ground, in the dressing room, out on the pitch practical learning to enhance you and your team. Most of our faculty work at elite levels within the game and can provide insights and data based on their experiences.

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At the end of each of our soccer courses you’ll be tasked with completing a number of marked assignments based on the course work. These are practical assignments based on your real life interactions in the workplace or within your sporting club.

You will be assessed by one of our faculty members, who will offer guidance & feedback on your submission.

What Soccer Experts Are Saying

Claudio Donatelli


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


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. ”

Who Are Our Courses for?

Our soccer courses are for all abilities and knowledge levels.  Whether you want to learn about a science or performance specialism or for a more general overview of all related topics we can provide it for you. ISSPF courses will help you with your studies from undergraduates to high level academics & coaches at the professional and elite level.

We have a library of soccer courses dedicated to helping you keep ahead of the curve and to continue your professional development, if you’re a:

  • Coach
  • Soccer Scientist
  • Performance Coach
  • Research Driven Practitioner

Combining soccer related studies & lectures… our online courses are ideal for you if your goal is to design and implement plans and sessions with individual players and the wider playing staff.

With our unique educational soccer courses, you will gain the necessary skills, insights and practical applications that are a prerequisite to working within a professional soccer club.

Aleksa Boskovic

Aleksa Boskovic studied at the University of Novi sad, Serbia and specialises in strength training, training load monitoring and injury prevention.

Maximilian Lankheit

Maximilian Lankheit studied at Australian Catholic University and specialises in fitness training, leadership strategies and biomechanics.

Clive Brewer

Clive Brewer studied at Center for Excellence in Sports Science and Coach Education and specialises in fitness training, strength & conditioning and injury prevention.

Daniel Tumelty-Bevan

Daniel Tumelty-Bevan studied at University of Glamorgan, Wales and specialises in GK Coaching, coaching process and training methodology.

Dr. Alejandro Romero-Caballero

Dr. Alejandro Romero-Caballero studied at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and specialises in soccer methodology, fitness training and rehabilitation.

Dr. Raphael Villatore

Dr. Raphael Villatore studied at the Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense and specialises in sports medicine, nutrition and physiology.

Alper Çıkıkcı

Alper Çıkıkcı studied at the Marmara University -Institute of Health Sciences -Kinesiology and Training Sciences and specialises in speed development, injury prevention and strength training.

Ricardo Pires

Ricardo Pires studied at the ISPA – Instituto Universitário and specialises in social psychology and sport psychology.

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray studied at Brunel University and specialises in sport psychology, social psychology & mental skills training.

Alberto Guerrero Calderon

Alberto Guerrero Calderon studied at the University of Essex and specialises in injury prevention, soccer rehabilitation and injury management.