Physical Performance Through Soccer

Course Overview

What are coaches saying about our courses?

"This course is brilliant. It gives real world solutions to real world problems. Parents complaining about equal playing time or players being rotated between different positions. Or what to do when a session gets off track, or when people are shouting from the sidelines.... it was just fabulous."

"The course covers all aspects of coaching. Really recommend this course for anyone wishing to take a great leap forward in their understanding of coaching in a short time."

"The course is fantastic. I highly recommend it to all the parents and coaches that want to learn the fundamentals of coaching. Rob’s explanations are very clear and simple. Amateurs clubs should be offering this course to all the new and young coaches in their community. Thanks!"

So many great insights!
"Even as a coach with over 35 years of experience, I am always open to new information, and found some gems in the material put forward here."

One of the best online courses available.
"World class instructors assisting you along the way to have a clear understanding of coaching and development . If you are new to coaching or would like to refresh your skill base I would highly recommend this course."

Physical Performance Through Soccer

Course Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome to the Course

    • About the Course

    • Glossary of Terms

  2. 2
    • Introduction to The Course Principles

    • Physical Demands of Football: Knowledge Burst Task

    • Speed, Strength and Stamina

    • QUIZ: The 3 S's

  3. 3
    • Introduction: Speed, Strength & Stamina

    • Understanding Speed

    • Speed Considerations and Practical Sessions

    • U17 Speed Live Session: 3v2 Counter Attack

    • 3v2 Counter Attack Practice Plan

    • QUIZ: Speed

    • Understanding Strength

    • Strength: Practical Sessions

    • U14 Strength Live Session: 1v1 Retention Game

    • 1v1 Retention Strength Practice Plan

    • QUIZ: Strength

    • Understanding Stamina

    • Stamina Considerations & Practical Sessions

    • QUIZ: Stamina

  4. 4
    • An Integrated Coaching Approach and Understanding Warm Ups

    • Integrating Physical Performance

    • Warm Ups: Knowledge Burst Task and Introduction

    • Warm Ups: They Come at a Cost

    • Warm Ups: Ramp Protocol

    • Considerations & Delivery of Warm Ups

    • U14 Warm Up Live Session: Football Netball (General)

    • Football Netball Warm Up Practice Plan

    • U17 Warm Up Live Session: Rondo (Specific)

    • Rondo Warm Up Practice Plan (Specific)

    • QUIZ: Warm Ups

  5. 5
    • Introuction to Small Sided Games for Physical Conditioning

    • Small Sided Games Knowledge Burst Task

    • Game Parameters

    • Key Considerations & Practical Sessions

    • U17 Stamina & Strength SSG Live Session

    • Stamina & Strength 5v5 Practice Plan

    • Small Sided Game Group Discussion

    • QUIZ: Small Sided Games for Physical Development

  6. 6
    • Introduction to Age Appropriate Analysis

    • Foundation Phase Considerations

    • Foundation Phase Session Analysis

    • Youth Development Phase Considerations

    • Youth Development Phase Session Analysis

    • Senior Phase Considerations

    • Senior Phase Session Analysis

  7. 7
    • Introduction to Training Load

    • Training Load & RPE

    • Applied Understanding of Training Load

    • RPE: Interacting with Players (Live Session)

    • RPE Scale

  8. 8
    • Introduction: Navigating Change, Working with Female Players & Planning

    • Age and Gender Considerations

    • Introduction to Growth and Maturation

    • Accelerated Growth

    • Impact on Selection & Talent Identification

    • Top 10 Tips for Supporting Players Through Physical Change

    • Considerations for Female Athletes

    • Planning a Week

  9. 9
    • Congratulations!

  10. 10
    • BONUS Brunswick Session (Warm Up)

    • BONUS U23 Session (Speed)

    • BONUS Brunswick Session (11v11 Conditioning)

    • Bonus Session Plan: Rotation & Conditioning Small Sided Game

Lesson Sample

Discussion: Small-sided games for physical conditioning.

In this video from our Physical Performance Through Soccer online coaching course, Tony Readings, Dan Cooke and Dave Wright discuss the benefits and trade-offs of using small-sided games to achieve physical outcomes.

What's Inside the Course?

Inside this course we provide a range of different lesson formats including fireside chats with top coaches, live session demonstrations with real players, downloadable PDFs you can take away, and we check your progress with short quizzes along the way. Plus we offer recommended reading and links to other great resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start and finish?

    It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can refer back to key lessons anytime to sharpen your knowledge.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    After purchasing the course, you have unlimited access for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We believe in our course! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

  • Do I need coaching experience to take this course?

    No! This course is suited to beginner coaches, right through to advanced coaches.

    However, if you have never coached before we recommend starting with Introduction to Soccer Coaching, with Rob Sherman.

  • What happens when I complete the course?

    You will receive a certificate of completion which you can add to your soccer coaching resume. You will be able to confidently design and run sessions your players will love. Every week you will be helping your players maximise their potential.

Your Instructors

PDP Head Coach

Dave Wright

Dave is a UEFA A licensed coach and Co-Founder of Player Development Project. He has 17 years’ coaching experience in England, Australia and New Zealand with players at all levels. During five years in the UK, Dave worked for Premier League club, Fulham FC and Championship club, Brentford FC.

Strength and Conditioning Expert

Dan Cooke

Dan Cooke is highly experienced in strength and conditioning, he is an A licensed coach who has worked in professional academy and senior football, and he is currently an athlete development PhD candidate at the Sport Performance Research Institute in New Zealand.