Soccer Coaching Methodology

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Soccer Coaching Methodology

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    General Objective: The aim of this course is to provide resources and skills to introduce the students in the learning and training methodology for coaching soccer. Class Description: During the semester we will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, organize and execute appropriate training sessions for youth football players. We will also provide students with key foundational skills underpinning Science and Soccer methodology and research. UNIT 1. Introduction and Basic Terminology Introduction to Soccer Coaching: technical, physical, cognitive & psychological component. Structural Analysis of Soccer. Coaching leadership styles. Basic Terminology. UNIT 2: Training & Learning Models. Tasks Design Traditional & Proactive Learning Models. Different instructional approaches Practical applications of Task Design UNIT 3: Physical component in Coaching Soccer. Patterns of play and their associated physiological demands. Energetic routes and fatigue in soccer Injury prevention and Return to play. Practical applications: Prioritization of physical training. UNIT 4: Technical &Tactical component in Coaching Soccer Perception- Action in Soccer Relevant Technical-Tactical contents in Coaching Soccer. Practical application: Prioritization of technical-tactical training. UNIT 5. Game Model & Operational Strategy. Principles and Sub-principles of different Game Models Different elements of the operational strategy. Practical application: Game planning and management. UNIT 6. New technologies applied to Soccer Coaching.. Scouting in Soccer: Movie Make, E-movie & Longo Match. Heart Rate Monitoring: Polar Pro Trainer and Polar Team. Different tools to apply Science to Soccer coaching.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.