Youth Soccer Course
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
It’s vital that every youth coach understands the physical requirements and long-term athletic development of young players.
If the building blocks are not laid out in the right order and with the right balance, then young players can be fast-tracked too quickly, resulting in regular injuries and longer-term implications that prevent them from achieving their full potential.
This Youth Athletic Development in Soccer (LTAD) online course gives you the specific training principles and techniques that are applied at elite academies.
You will develop a strong understanding of the building blocks of youth development and the maturation stages of both male and female youth soccer players, while developing your knowledge of conditioning, nutrition, psychology & physiology of the young developing player.
This youth soccer course is suitable for:
Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the coaching, training, & preparation aspects of youth soccer players.
Individuals tasked with the responsibility for the training, preparation, development & coaching aspects across the youth development phases.
The course is comprised of the following:
24 Hours study time
Pre- & post-lecture reading references
Tutor assessed assignment
Certificate of Achievement
The focus of the course is as follows:
- Provides latest research findings, & contemporary training methods and detailed insights into youth soccer athletic development;
- Provides a better understanding of how to maximise development & the long-term athletic stages across players pathway;
- -Help maximise your decision making when working with pre-pubescent & adolescent age group.
Who is this course designed for?
This course has been designed for beginner to elite level youth coaches who want the latest research findings, most efficient training methods for preparation, development & coaching aspects across the youth development phases
How long is the course?
This is a 24-hour course providing a deep understanding and best practices that can be applied to your own youth team environment to improve the performance of your young players.
Is my progress logged through the course?
After each lecture there is a short multiple-choice test designed to cement your learning. You can access your test results at anytime through your course progress area.
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 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.
Is there a time limit on the course?
Yes. This course has a 6-month access limit. You can access the course 24/7 within this period.
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%.
If you have any further questions, please Contact Us.
This online course is fully accredited by the BVIFA & ensures the study hours will contribute to the achievement of a formal accreditation & BVIFA continued professional development.
The course will also be accepted towards the revalidation for the BVIFA-CONCACAF Level D-B courses.
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Learn with these leading coaches
The Youth Athletic Development in Soccer (LTAD) Certificate has been developed with some of the most respected coaches, sports scientists, physical specialists and practitioners working within elite youth soccer
Prof. Darren Paul
Professor Darren Paul is a Sports Scientist and Physical Performance Coach who studied at the University of Copenhagen. Professor Paul specialises in coaching principles, physiology and strength and conditioning.
Prof. Hassane Zouhal
Hamish Munro is a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sport Scientist and Lecturer with a broad range of experience leading the physical performance at elite-level clubs worldwide, from youth level to senior teams.
Antonis Tsikakis is the Sports Science Strength & Conditioning U-17 Coach at Olympiacos FC Academy
Jack Christopher is Head of Academy Sport Science and Physical Fitness at Chelsea Football Club. Jack specialises in strength training, efficiency and modern periodization methods, velocity based training and on field training methodology in football.
Alejandro Segovia Vilchez
Alejandro Segovia Vilchez is a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach and holds an Msc in Football Conditioning & Rehabilitation and a Bsc in Sport Science. Alex is responsible for designing and implement the long term player development plan and strength methodology of Aspire Academy (U13 to U18) in football performance & science department.
Dr. Alejandro Romero-Caballero
Dr. Alejandro Romero-Caballero is a Higher Sports Technician in Soccer and specialises in soccer methodology, fitness training and rehabilitation.
Tanja Simone Ecken
Tanja Simone Ecken is a Sports Psychology expert who provides sport psychological Support to elite soccer academy players. Tanja specialises in performance improvement, self-efficiency and EMD & imagery.
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Manchester Utd, Middlesborough, FC Twente, Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest, Derby County, England
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Italian National Team
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(UEFA A License)
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(UEFA Professional License)
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(CONCACAF) Director of Football & Coach Education, US Virgin Islands Soccer Association, FIFA Coach Educator, US Virgin Islands
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Youth Academy Coach, Botafogo de Futebol, Brazil
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(UEFA A License)
Youth Academy Head Coach, FC Basel, Switzerland
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(UEFA Professional License)
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(AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate)
Director of Youth Development Coaching, Eagles River FC, Yanbian, Jilin, China
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(FFA Advanced Coaching License)
Head Coach & Technical Director, Canberra State County FA, Australia
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Head of Performance, AC Milan, Women’s Division, Italy
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(UEFA A License)
Assistant Soccer Coach - The University of Maine
Director of Coaching - Seacoast United Maine
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