Certificate in Soccer Science & Performance

*Official University Accredited Online Course
This course provides learners with 20 academic level 4 credits

This online course covers the following key areas of soccer science & performance:

1. The physical demands of the game
2. Mental skill development
3. Tactical periodisation
4.  Injury reduction strategies
5. Leadership and culture
6. Goal scoring trends
7. Soccer nutrition
8. Competitive training microcycle

YOUR SOCCER SCIENCE & PERFORMANCE FACULTY

his Certificate in Soccer Science & Performance has been developed with some of the most respected coaches, sports scientists, physical specialists, practitioners and academics working within these elite level clubs and football associations.

 

This course exposes you to the very latest in soccer science & performance principles, strategies and tactics adopted by elite clubs to maximise the performance of their players and teams.

LESSON PLAN

Delivered by Prof. Vasilios Kalapotharakos

In this lecture you will Identify the physical demands of the game, understand positional differences within match-play & training, identify tactical differences in the physical output and understand the challenges of coaching.

Delivered by Dr Nikki Crawley

In this lecture you will understand what resilience is and why we should care, resilience bandwidth & the environment, challenging mindsets – predictability vs unpredictability and the psychological environment – pressure, development & awareness.

Delivered by Dr. Alejandro Romero-Caballero

In this lecture you will understand tactical periodisation background, implications & considerations of training methodology, developing a game model and structuring the microcycle.

Delivered by Dr. Patrick Orme

The focus of this lecture is to increase knowledge about the types of injuries we see in soccer, understand what can be done on the pitch to reduce the risk of these injuries happening and identify what can be done in the gym to reduce the risk of these injuries happening.

Delivered by Max Lankheit

In the lecture, we will cover leadership & managing change, group dynamics & team optimisation, problem solving & systematic thinking, developing high performance teams & performance models.

Delivered by Chris Meek
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In this lecture we will look at goal scoring trends of the UEFA Champions League, comparative analysis of goal scoring trends: Case Study. We will look at analysing crosses & cutbacks within the game and tactical differences – creating chances.

Delivered by Matthew Jones

In this lecture we will look at the physical performance & nutrition link, soccer specific nutrition, nutritional periodisation, nutritional analysis, intervention & education.

Delivered by Dr. Manuel Segovia

In this lecture we will explore the 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 and technical-tactical-conditioning implications of the microcycle.

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The Certificate in Soccer Science & Performance course has been designed for individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training, preparation & coaching aspects of soccer, football players or team sports and individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the training & development of individual soccer players.

This course is developed and structured for all individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in soccer 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.

The Certificate in Soccer Science & Performance course is important because 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;
  • Provides an increased evidence & knowledge to understand key soccer 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, nutritional & training methodologies;
  • Learn from industry experts in the area of football science, sport science & performance training in team sports;
  • Help maximise your decision makingthrough a better understanding & appreciation of football or soccer science.

This course discusses the most efficient training methods and performance, soccer science coaching principles and detailed insights into developing key coaching principles.

It provides you with an increased evidence & knowledge to understand key soccer science & performance processes across a range of coaching science topics.

It enables you to discuss the most efficient training methods and detailed insights into developing player fitness alongside analysis, nutritional & training methodologies

You will learn from industry experts in the area of football science, sport science & performance training in team sports.

It helps you to maximise your decision making through a better understanding & appreciation of football or soccer science.

This course will help anyone interested in making better decisions when it comes to coaching groups or soccer teams.

You will learn from industry experts in the area of football science, sport science & performance training in team sports

It also helps you to maximise your decision making through a better understanding & appreciation of football or soccer science.

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 of soccer, 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.

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