23 Aug Fit for 90 opens registration for new online coaching education course focused on sports science
Fit For 90, a Player First partner advancing the Players First pillars of Coaching Development and Player Health & Safety, has launched a new online coaching education course, in which coaches learn the fundamentals of sports science and how to implement the physical side of the game into training.
Sports science expert and Fit for 90 founder Dr. John Cone will teach coaches how to problem solve training situations relative to the dynamics of a game. Participants will learn how to maximize team fitness and prevent injuries.
Following the completion of the course, coaches will be Fit For 90 level 1 certified. The entire cost of this course can also be applied as a credit towards the purchase of the Fit For 90 team monitoring platform for up to 12 months.
The course will cover the following topics delivered over a period of eight weeks. Each week, participants get access to 1-2 classes that are each 20-30 minutes in length. After the 8-week course, registrants will have access to each of the classes and can watch them on-demand as many times as desired. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to maximize their team’s fitness and prevent injuries.
Fundamentals of sports science
- Intro to periodization
- Stress-adaptation response
- Intensity-duration relationship
- Readiness-training load relationship
How to develop your training model
- Game dynamics as the foundation for training
- Planning from micro to macro
Optimizing your training activities
- Physical demands decision making tree
- The warm-up as a key part of training
- Integrating speed, acceleration, and agility
- Technical and tactical decision making
- Structuring the training game to maximize fitness
- The cool-down isn’t an afterthought
Planning your training sessions
- Athlete readiness is the starting point
- Variability in training session demands
About Fit For 90:
Youth soccer injuries are far too common and 70 percent are non-contact or overuse injuries, which can be prevented. Fit For 90 set out to change that with a science driven technology to prevent injuries and improve performance by tracking player readiness, muscle soreness, and training loads. Their team monitoring platform is designed to alert coaching staff to the athletes at highest risk for injury and is used by the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team, NWSL, MLS teams and thousands of college and youth athletes.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.