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Soccer Fitness Trainer Diploma Level 2

2021 Course Date

Starts November 6th 5 Online Sessions, 1 Practical & 2 Assignments
November 6th Online Session
November 13th Online Session
November 20th Online Session
November 27th Online Session
December 4th Online Session
December 18th Submit Assignment
TBD Practical Session
TBD Submit Final Assignment

An Overview

The Soccer Fitness Trainer Diploma Level 2 is a course produced by Ontario Soccer to enhance the understanding of fitness development in players through the use of technology as well as a deeper review of scientific principles. It is a supplementary course to the Licensing Stream pathway and serves to better prepares coaches to address the training and development of the physical needs of their players in soccer-specific context.

What do you learn?

The workshop’s modules target the following learning outcomes:

  • How to effectively develop a Periodization Plan including physical training sessions throughout an entire competitive season
  • How to use technology (Beyond Pulse) to more accurately and precisely quantify player’s training load 
  • Develop an understanding of Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics as it relates to soccer-specific training 
  • Develop an understanding of soccer position-specific physical demands and how to effectively plan and deliver energy system training for each role
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of nutrition and hydration for optimal performance and recovery in soccer 

What are the course pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for the Soccer Fitness Trainer Diploma Level 2 course, coaches must have completed the following:

Coaches must provide the required documentation in their Application that can be completed on Coachcentre. Once the coach’s application has been approved they will then be granted access to register for the course.

Structure of the Course

The course will consist of five online Zoom sessions, a mid-course assignment, one on-field practical session and a final assignment.

  • Online Learning #1: Introduction: November 6th
  • Online Learning #2: Anatomy, Physiology Theory: November 13th
  • Online Learning #3: Biomechanics, Nutrition and Hydration Theory: November 20th
  • Online Learning Workshop #4: Advanced Periodization of Training: November 27th
  • Online Learning Workshop #5: Advanced Energy System Training, Using Technology: December 4th
  • Theoretical Assignment Submission: December 18th
  • Practical Delivery (In-Person): Date To Be Determined
  • Final Course Assignment: Due Date To Be Determined

The On-field Practical will likely be at the Ontario Soccer Centre (7601 Martin Grove Road - Vaughan, Ontario) or Ontario Tech University (2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON).

  • Location and Date To Be Confirmed once Public Health Restrictions Allow

PLEASE NOTE: 100% attendance and engagement is required for the duration of the course.

What is the cost?


Application and Registration

Coaches are required to apply for the course via Coach Centre, providing proof of their completion of the pre-requisites. Upon being approved, coaches are then able to register for the course they are interested in.

If you have any questions, please contact Lyndon Hooper, Coordinator, Coach Education, Player Development & Club Licensing.

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