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Youth soccer fitness requires a combination of basic strength, explosive power, muscular endurance, flexibility and agility exercises. The programs and sessions are designed to develop a base while also improving soccer performance.
Constant progression is key to any fitness training plan at any age. This age-appropriate resource provides over 75 exercises and principles important to progress individuals in a well-rounded soccer-specific conditioning program.
When you’ve completed the Youth Soccer Fitness Specialist course, you’ll understand how to create optimal programs for youth soccer training that can be used in one on one or in a group setting.
Our comprehensive course provides all the tools you need to help establish you as the expert and the necessary Youth Soccer Fitness Specialist Credential to showcase that you specialize in this new and ever-growing niche.
Youth Soccer Fitness Specialist Learning Objectives
Upon completion be able to:
• Describe speed drills success keys in youth soccer players
• Outline speed and agility programs for the three different age categories
• Define the different types of flexibility important to young soccer players
• Design various types of stretching, warm-up and cool-down routines
• Explain youth conditioning plans training plans for progressing the different age groups with sets, repetitions and loads and exercises
• Summarize resistance training guidelines for soccer players aged 8 to 18.
• Implement circuit training formats for children and adolescents
• Understand when and how to use plyometric movements
• Create soccer-specific resistance training workouts
• Youth periodization strength training to develop basic and maximal strength
Youth Soccer Fitness Specialist
GMP Big Advantage – Instant access – dive in and start learning right away. Download the materials to the course and view offline – so you are not confined to be online.
✓ Course Book
✓ Study Workbook
✓ Notes Guide
✓ Soccer Resources
✓ Sample Practice Plans
✓ Youth Conditioning Plans
✓ Lesson Plan Steps
✓ Final Exam and Instant Grading
✓ Certificate of Completion
Big Bonus: Specialist Designation
✓ After successful completion of the exam, you will earn the Professional Designation of Youth Soccer Fitness Specialist on your certificate.
✓ Your Specialist Designation does not expire and there are NO FEES to keep your Credential current
✓ Unlimited Final Exam Retakes
✓ Education Tech Support
✓ All of our online courses have Lifetime—24/7 access to complete
Accreditations & Certification Board Approvals
GMP Fitness is proud to be nationally approved and accredited by the following organizations. If you do not see your certification company in the list below—please contact GMP Fitness at 888-467-3488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (or click here). The course may be pending approval.
✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—see the special notes below
✓ ACTION Certification—ACTION—2.2
✓ American College of Sports Medicine—ACSM—22
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFAA—see the special notes below
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—22
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—22
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—22
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—22
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA—22
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—22
✓ National Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—see the special notes below
✓ National Association for Fitness Certification—NAFC—22
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—22
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—8
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—1.9
✓ National Exercise Trainers Association—NETA—22
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—see the special notes below
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—22
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—22
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—2.2
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—22
ACE (American Council on Exercise)—If you are an ACE Certified Professional and would like to earn CECs for this course please email or call GMP Fitness to find out if this course is going through the approval process.
*NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association)—accepts GMP Fitness courses for credits, There MAY be a petition fee.
*ITPA (The International Tennis Performance Association)—ITPA members can earn continuing credits for their certifications through GMP Fitness.
GMP Fitness Exam Facts
✓ Online true/false and/or multiple/choice final exam.
✓ Online exam instructions.
✓ You must pass the exam with 80% or higher.
✓ NO time limit to take the exam.
✓ You can save your final exam if you cannot complete it in one sitting.
✓ Immediate grading and test results.
✓ Instant download to your certificate of achievement.
3 Simple Steps To Get Your Certificate
1. Pass the online final exam.
2. Automatic certificate generation.
3. Download your CEC/CEU Certificate.
Do I get continuing education credits?You will receive CEUs/CECs credit after you pass the final exam.
How long do I have access to the Specialist Curriculum?
You will have lifetime access to this Specialization Program. There are no time limits or constrictions in this course and you are welcome to revisit the materials as many times as you like.
How long does it take to complete the course?
There is no time limit to complete the course, but we do recommend that you complete the specialist program within 1 year after registration. The length of time required to complete a specific program depends on the individuals’ dedication and available time to study.
Professional (P) Course Prerequisites
Just One Prerequisite … To qualify to take any of the GMP Fitness Courses you must be at least 18 years of age. See our FAQs for more information.
• Note: Continuing Education Credits (CECs/CEUs) will only be applied for certified fitness professionals or other health professionals.
Customer Course Support
As part of the GMP Fitness commitment to customer service, you’ll receive unsurpassed, exceptional customer support. Have a question after you purchase the course—contact us at email@example.com or call 888-467-3488.