This online course covers the following key areas of soccer training load management:
1. Player Testing & Monitoring
2. Injury Reduction Strategies
3. Applications of Load Management
4. Weekly microcycle, planning & performance
5. External Load Monitoring
6. Testing & Monitoring: Training & Games
7. Subjective Effort Assessment
8. Competitive training microcycle
This Certificate in Soccer Training Load Management has been developed with some of the most respected coaches, sports scientists, physical specialists, practitioners and academics working within soccer
Learn how elite coaches apply training load planning and monitoring methods to maximise the fitness, freshness & performance of their players while decreasing the risk to injury.
Delivered by Prof. Darren Paul
In this lecture you’ll explore soccer specific player testing & monitoring strategies based around real evidence. Then we’ll take a further look at coach & player considerations when it comes to monitoring, while considering the different monitoring & testing protocols possible.
Delivered by Dr. Patrick Orme
In this lecture you’ll discover key injury reduction strategies used within professional soccer clubs. You will then understand the link between the physical stimulus required to keep players healthy and available to train, while learning key soccer process planning and scheduling.
Delivered by Dr. Vasilios Kalapotharakos
In this lecture you’ll take a deeper look at the considerations and applications of training and monitoring in soccer along with the theoretical models surrounding training load management. By the end of this lecture, you will have a deeper understanding of the internal and external methods used to monitor training load in soccer players
Delivered by Dr. Dawid Golinski
In this lecture, we deep dive into the load monitoring methods used within the game. We will explore weekly training microcycles and specific soccer strategies for planning and performance. By the end of this lecture you will understand how you can model and implement them within your team.
Delivered by Dr. Xinji Ji
In the lecture, we will examine in detail, the role of external load monitoring processes in professional soccer. You will understand GPS tracking systems and how you can implement elite level processes within your own team environment.
Delivered by Dr. Berni Guerrero
Following this lecture you will understand the difference between testing and monitoring in soccer, while looking at the internal and external methodologies used by elite clubs. You’ll then explore the practical application of testing and monitoring and learn how you can implement it within your own team environment.
Delivered by Dr. Dawid Golinski
This lecture further examines the subjective load analysis and discusses the RPE (Rate of Perceived Effort) assessment from a soccer specific process. We will discuss, in detail, the monitoring tools approach along with wellness monitoring and microcycle planning. During this lecture we will integrate some of the recent literature around the acute versus chronic workload principle.
Delivered by Dr. Adam Owen
This final course lecture brings the appliance of science into an applied setting with a detailed case study example in elite soccer. As the flow of the course concludes, we will examine soccer specific training load management within a high-performance setting & philosophy. We will also look at specific indicators of injury reduction and risk factors from a player and coach centred perspective.
How do you achieve and manage the balance between physical and tactical training? Where does a fitness coaches work end and where does the work of the soccer coach start?
The Certificate in Soccer Load Management is to provide coaches at all levels of the game, with the knowledge, research, practical examples and specific training load methods that they can easily apply to their own team environment.
This course is suitable for:
Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training & coaching aspects of athletes or team sports
Individuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the training & development of individual athletes or team sportsividuals with an interest in developing their knowledge in the training methodology, physical training & development of individual athletes, players or team sports.
The course is comprised of the following:
16 study hours
Tutor assessed assignment
Certificate of Achievement