Soccerblast Fitness Training®

“THE REVOLUTION IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR SOCCER”!

BECOME A SOCCER CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (SCS)
Welcome to the Premier Soccerblast Fitness Training™ Certification. A course approved and accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for nine contact hours (0.9 CEU’s) for personal trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, fitness instructors, soccer coaches, enthusiastic parents and medical professionals. This certification focuses on Strength & Conditioning for soccer players at the youth, elite, and professional levels. The course consists of a comprehensive sports specific player profile in accordance with the most contemporary, robust, and scientifically applied protocols. In addition, the course also addresses how to construct strength and conditioning programs that will improve all the physical/physiological attributes to make your team/player/players perform at the highest level.

The Certification consists of a theoretical framework complimented with practical application of soccer specific fitness protocols, aerobic/anaerobic fitness programming and skill development through small sided games (SSG’s), and the periodization of strength, power, and agility programs utilizing the “contrast training” modality. This "contrast training" post-activation  potentiation (PAP) method of training has been shown to develop performance capabilities such as vertical jump height, sprinting, and upper body strength/performance in many professional sports (Seitz and Haff 2015).

Soccer – The Biggest Sport in the World!!!!

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport with the Federation of the International Football Association (FIFA) estimating that more than 270 million people are actively involved in the sport worldwide. In addition, Turner & Stewart (2014) proposed that the US Soccer Federation has the second highest number of registered players of all countries and as such this is an excellent indicator of how the sport continues to grow.

In recent years, there has been a remarkable expansion in and acceptance of sports science with specific reference to strength and conditioning programs for soccer (Turner & Stewart 2014). Several authors have proposed that fitness/strength & conditioning is recognized as a valid area of scientific and professional practice with strength and conditioning practitioners becoming key members of the now multidisciplinary coaching team. 

Apart from the necessary technical and tactical skill requirements, soccer players must develop and retain a high level of athleticism in order to be successful. These physical attributes include aerobic endurance, ability to repeatedly execute high intensity actions, speed, agility, and strength and power are all determinants of superior soccer performance (Turner & Stewart 2014). From a training and coaching perspective, it is also imperative to recognize that these attributes of physical and physiological characteristics vary in accordance with player positions. In essence, a “one size fits all” approach to strength and conditioning for soccer is outdated and in the modern era we should use the validated sciences to train for this sport.

This all-encompassing cutting edge one-day course is delivered by Chris Williams who is a qualified teacher (PGCE), Certified Football (Soccer) Leaders Award Coach by the FA of England, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Certified Personal Trainer (NASM). Chris’ experience has seen him work with professional soccer teams such as Crystal Palace (currently in the English Premier League), Cambridge United, and Kingstonian’s FC. In addition, he has worked one-on-one with individual professional soccer players to further develop their mechanical, neurological, physiological and metabolic attributes.  

Dates for Soccerblast Training Certification.

·         September 24th 2016

·         October 8th 2016

Start Time: 9.00am

Finish Time: 6.00pm

Contact Chris on 407 731 1331 or chris@nptifl.com for more details.