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Certificate in Youth Soccer Athletic Development LTAD

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Do you see yourself working in the world of football? Then this Certificate in Youth Soccer Athletic Development LTAD course could be the perfect start to your journey.

  • Developed by some of the most respected coaches, sports scientists, physical specialists, practitioners and academics working within soccer from around the world.
  • The course materials link key research with an applied practical application to maximise the long-term athletic development of young football players.
  • Ideal for physiotherapists, psychologists, coaches, managers or strength and conditioning coaches.
  • This course explores the long-term athletic development pathway, highlighting some of the key considerations when developing young players across their athletic journey.
  • Study online from the comfort your own home.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

This unique certificate has been designed to help you further your knowledge and gain an understanding of how conditioning, nutritional, psychological, and physiological aspects contribute to the development of young players and can be utilised in combination with specific training principles and techniques.

During this course, you will receive lessons taught by world-class, respected practitioners and academics from the game. You will study topics such as elite youth profiling and professional successes; the growth, maturation, and impact of youth player conditioning; windows of opportunity and age-related effects of training; and how nutritional support can have a positive impact on youth players.

What next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could enrol on another one of our fitness and sports courses and enhance your skills and knowledge even further. You will be one step closer to working in football, but here are a few job roles that use the knowledge learned during the Certificate in Youth Soccer Athletic Development LTAD course:

  • Youth soccer coach
  • Soccer performance specialist
  • Athletic development coordinator
  • Youth sports trainer
  • Sports conditioning coach

Course Duration

You will have six months to complete this course. 

Course Outcome

On successful completion, you will be awarded a Certificate in Youth Soccer Athletic Development.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites to study this course.


You will be assessed through eight individual tasks based on the course modules.

Course content

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Course duration

Once enrolled, you have six months to complete your studies.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be delivered online.

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve a Certificate in Youth Soccer Athletic Development.


You will complete eight individual tasks which are based on what you have studied during the 12 modules. You will submit your assignments via the learning portal and receive feedback from a member of the team.


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