This accredited online course provides you with an introduction to soccer coaching best practices. You’ll learn how to run engaging coaching sessions with players from grassroots to youth level while developing their technical ability in a fun & safe environment.
Within this Soccer Science and Performance course you will be exposed to soccer specific physiology where we will discuss the demands of the game in detail and give an overview of what physical-technical-tactical and psychological demands are imposed on your players, along with the strategies and tactics used by elite clubs that you can apply with your own team and players.
How do you achieve 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? This course takes you through soccer specific physical training and soccer methodology as well as how to enhance the performance of your players
The Youth Athletic Development in Soccer (LTAD) Certificate provides the latest training methods, research findings and detailed insights to help coaches prepare, train and maximise the development of youth soccer players. This in-depth youth soccer course covers all elements of youth development in soccer. Starting with youth testing all the way to bridging the link into the first team.
The Certificate in Soccer Injury, Prevention & Return to Play provides you with latest research-driven methods and best practices for minimising the risk of player injury, along with techniques for safely returning injured players back to full match fitness.
Professor Karim Chamari studied at Medical Faculty of Montpellier, France and specialises in sports training methodology, ramadan fasting and injury prevention.
Professor Hassane Zouhal studied at the University of Rennes II – Haute Bretagne and specialises in exercise physiology, soccer science and talent identification
Dr. Raphael Villatore studied at the Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense and specialises in sports medicine, nutrition and physiology.
Dr. Vasilios Kalapotharakos studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Physical Education & Sport Science and specialises in coaching principles, exercise physiology and strength training.
Matt Newton studied at Liverpool John Moores University and specialises in contextualisation of physical demands of soccer, testing & monitoring and return to play.
Dr. Xinji Ji studied at the University of Leuven and specialises in wearable technology and player tracking data applications in soccer.
Professor Dawid Goliński studied at University of Physical Education in Wrocław and specializes in physical fitness diagnostic, physiology and testing & monitoring.
Dr. Patrick Orme studied at Liverpool John Moores University and specialises in recovery, physiology and strength & conditioning.
Andrea Licciardi studied at the University of Turin and specialises in load management, coaching principles and injury prevention.
Professor Nikos Koundourakis studied at the University of Crete, School of Medicine and specialises in physiology, sports endocrinology and biochemistry.
Matthew Jones studied at University of Chester and specializes in nutrition, physiology and injury prevention.
Professor Osman Ates studied at İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Spor and specializes in physiology, strength & conditioning and strength & power training.
Dr. Eirini Manthou studied at University of Thessaly and University of Glasgow and specializes in nutrition, physiology and coaching principles.
Jarred Marsh studied at University of Cape Town and specializes in physiology, nutrition and coaching principles.
Konstadinos Jani studied at the University of Thessaly and specialises in coaching principles, fatigue & recovery and injury reduction & injury rehabilitation.