Certificate in
Physical Training & Soccer Methodology

Course Details

Physical development within any sport is of huge interest and soccer specific training methodologies are also a hot topic in the game and is a fundamental component of coaching across various types of individual and team sports.

Whether you are a physiotherapist, psychologist, coach, manager, physio or strength & conditioning coach – this course which ranges across different learning levels has been developed to ensure you further your knowledge of how to enhance performance both in applied manner and also from an academic understanding perspective.

Duration: 6 months
Target Level: Post-Graduate Students or Professional Coaches
Average Workload: 28 hours total (pre-lecture reading + online content + questions)
Delivery Method: Online-based
Language Delivered: English

Module Outline of the Physical Training & Soccer Methodology course:

Module 1: The appliance of science – tapering & periodisation in team sports
Lecturer: Dr. Adam Owen


Module 2: Soccer specific monitoring: Weekly microcycle, planning and performance
Lecturer: Dr. Dawid Golinski


Module 3: Game model building & development: Reinterpreting Tactical Periodisation
Lecturer: Alejandro Romero-Caballero


Module 4: Individualised Periodization in a Soccer Team: A working model
Lecturer: Jarred Marsh


Module 5: An integrated approach to soccer training: Developing a working model
Lecturer: Efthymios Kyprianou


Module 6: Carbohydrate requirements of soccer players: Implications for periodisation
Lecturer: Dr. Liam Anderson


Module 7: Integrating Physical & Tactical Periodisation in Soccer: Senior & Youth levels
Lecturer: Hamish Munro


Module 8: Maximal intensity conditioning periods in soccer: Physical vs. Tactical strategies
Lecturer: Dr. Miguel Angel Campos Vazquez

Module 9: Preparing the modern soccer player: Training session design
Lecturer: Dr. Adam Owen

Module 10: Competitive soccer training microcycle: Structure & justification
Lecturer: Dr. Manuel Segovia

Is my progress logged through the course?
You can view your results and course progress at anytime from your results page.

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 stop/pause a test part way through?
No. Online test must be completed in one go and immediately after completing the module.

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.

Do I get feedback from the course?
Yes. On completion of all 8 modules there is a set of 8 basic assignments (1 per module). You should complete those 8 assignments and submit them via the learning portal to receive feedback from one of our faculty.

Is there a time limit on the course?
Yes. This course has a 6-month time limit. You can access the course 24/7 within your 6-months.


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%.

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Course Content

Lecture 1 : Soccer Specific Conditioning: The Appliance of Science – Tapering & Periodisation

Dr. Adam Owen

In this module, we deep dive into tapering & periodisation in team sports. We will discuss Periodisation models & theoretical base, Traditional vs. contemporary concepts, Tapering strategies & managing the training week. Pitch based content – preparing & conditioning, & Off to on-pitch links – conditioning philosophy.

Lecture 2 : Soccer specific monitoring: Weekly microcycle, planning and performance

Dr. Dawid Golinski

In this module, we deep dive into load monitoring methods used functionally within the game. We will discuss weekly training microcylces, specific soccer strategies for planning and performance & how we can maximise this in our work with teams.

Lecture 3 : Game Model Building and Development: Reinterpreting Tactical Periodization

Dr. Alejandro Romero-Caballero

In this module, we deep dive into Reinterpreting Tactical Periodisation. We will discuss tactical periodisation background, Implications & considerations of training methodology, Developing a game model, & Structuring the microcycle.

Lecture 4 : Individualised Periodization in a Soccer Team: A working model

Jarred Marsh

In this module, we deep dive into individualised periodization in a soccer team . We will discuss Periodisation models & defining training load, Player load & training load response, Sport specific training games – practical problems, & Individual based programming & training tapering.

Lecture 5 : An Integrated Approach to Soccer Training: Developing a Working Model

Dr. Efthymios Kyprianou

In this module, we deep dive into developing a working model. We will discuss soccer specific profiling – player evolution, structural organisation within soccer, planning & periodisation – specificity of the game, training session content – drill design, & targeting physical outcomes with soccer training.

Lecture 6 : Carbohydrate requirements of soccer players: Implications for periodisation

Liam Anderson

In this module, we deep dive into carbohydrate requirements of soccer players. We will discuss activity profiles & metabolic demands of play, meal types & nutrition for performance, fuel for the work you do – understanding whats needed, & nutritional periodisation.

Lecture 7 : Integrating Physical & Tactical Periodisation in Soccer: Senior & Youth levels

Hamish Munro

In this module, we deep dive into integrating physical & tactical periodisation in soccer . We will discuss tactical periodisation overview – recap, building a game model – holistic approach , integrating physical periodisation into tactical periodisation, & considerations of tactical periodisation in youth soccer.

Lecture 8 : Maximal intensity conditioning periods in soccer: Physical vs. Tactical strategies

Dr. Miguel Angel Campos Vazquez

In this module, we deep dive into maximal intensity conditioning periods in soccer. We will discuss game demands & understanding the training requirements, training game formats & physical responses, physical vs. tactical strategy – preparing for the demands of the game, & drill design & justifications to compete.

Lecture 9 : Preparing the modern soccer player – Training session design

Dr. Adam Owen

In this module, we deep dive into preparing the modern soccer player. We will discuss selective principles, training guidelines – balancing work & recovery principles, pre-training preparation, pitch based content – training session design, & sport specific strength & power development.

Lecture 10 : Competitive Microcycle, Structure and Justification in Soccer

Dr. Manuel López Segovia

In this module, we deep dive into competitive soccer training microcycle. We will discuss evolution of competitive soccer demands, an example of a weekly training structure – working microcycle, training session examples and specific content, opposition analysis & game plan development, technical-tactical-conditioning implications of the microcycle.

Course Assignment

Certificate in Physical Training & Soccer Methodology

In the final section you will complete and submit your course assignment which consists of a series of tasks based on everything you have learned from lectures 1 – 10 of the course. Following successful completion of your course assignment you will be awarded your coveted ISSPF Certificate in Physical Training & Soccer Methodology.

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