Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist

Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist

18 CECs/CEUs – See Below

The Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Certification focuses on the technical development of youth players. Before you go straight to soccer drills you must understand player age development.



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Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist

In this course, a special emphasis is placed on understanding the physiological and psychological differences of coaching children, youth coach characteristics, using small-sided games, plus over 25 fun kid-friendly soccer drills that create an optimum platform for development and success.

Our comprehensive certification provides all the tools you need to establish you as the expert and give you the necessary Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Credential to showcase that you specialize in this ever-growing niche.

The Youth Soccer Development Specialist Certification course is suitable for a wide array of health experts and professionals including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, chiropractors and chiropractic assistants, soccer coaches, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, safety experts, physical education teachers, recreational activity instructors, registered nurses, physicians, osteopaths and other allied health professionals.

✓ Specialist Credential
✓ No Credential Renewal Fees
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Mobile and Tablet Optimized
✓ Full Lifetime Access – 24/7
✓ No Extra or Added Fees

✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ No Time Limit on Final Exam
✓ Paper Exam Option
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Handouts & Charts


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Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist

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Course Includes
✓ Course Book
✓ Study Workbook
✓ Notes Guide
✓ Soccer Resources
✓ Sample Practice Plans
✓ Player Wellness Resources
✓ Kid Friendly Soccer Drills

Online Components
✓ Lesson Plan Steps
✓ Final Exam and Instant Grading
✓ Certificate of Completion

Big Bonus: Specialist Designation
✓ Your Specialist Designation does not expire
✓ There are NO FEES to keep your Credential current

And More
✓ No Final Exam Retake Fees
✓ Education Tech Support
✓ Lifetime—24/7 Access

Explain 12 kid soccer issues
Describe a culture of excellence
Explain how to deal with dirty opponents
State long-term rewards in player development
 Manage a meaningful youth practice
 Explain diversified training
Describe timing runs and off the ball running
 Define kids soccer milestones
 Identify leadership behaviors in relation to coaching
Identify basic performance tasks for youth soccer players
Apply basic rules for dealing with a kids team
 Demonstrate 26 kids fantasy soccer drills
 Define creative soccer drills
 List and describe seven elements to make practice fun
 List and describe six secret tips to be mentally strong
 Lead organized soccer rituals
 Define the attributes of successful coaches who work with youth soccer athletes
 Describe youth soccer player communication implementation methods

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 (or click here). The course may be pending approval.

✓ American Council on Exercise—ACE—see the special notes below
✓ ACTION Certification—ACTION—1.8
✓ American College of Sports Medicine—ACSM—18
✓ America Fitness Professionals Association—AFPA—18
✓ British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association—BCRPA—18
✓ The Cooper Institute—CI—18
✓ International Fitness Professionals Association—IFPA—18
✓ International Tennis Performance Association—ITPA—18
✓ International Sports Sciences Association—ISSA—18
✓ National Association for Fitness Certification—NAFC—18
✓ National Association of Sports Nutrition—NASN—18
✓ National Council on Strength and Fitness—NCSF—8
✓ National Council For Certified Personal Trainers—NCCPT—0.8
✓ National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association—NESTA—see the special notes below
✓ National Federation of Professional Trainers—NFPT—2.0
✓ National Strength Professionals Association—NSPA—18
✓ Professional Fitness Instructor Training—PFIT—18
✓ American Senior Fitness Association—SFA—1.8
✓ World Instructor Training Schools—WITS—18

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
✓ Exam instructions are online.
✓ Online true/false and/or multiple/choice final exam.
✓ 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 exam results.
✓ Instant download to your certificate of achievement.
✓ NO fees to take the examincluded in the price.
✓ NO fees to Retake the examincluded in the price.

3 Simple Steps To Get Your Certificate
1. Pass the online final exam.
2. Automatic certificate generation.
3. Download your CEC/CEU Certificate.

Your Reward For Excellence
→ Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Certificate upon successful completion of the exam (This is a downloadable CEC/CEU Certificate – included with the price of the Course)

Optional Purchase—Distinguished Achievement Recognition Certificate (mailed)
Show off your Specialist Credential with our Distinguished “Professional Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist” Certificate.

What does it take to become a Professional Specialist?
You will need to complete the course and pass the final exam.

Keeping your Credential Current
There are NO FEES to keep your Credential current, but we do strongly encourage students to take further education. This will not only elevate your skills and fortify your knowledge, but it will also show your dedication and commitment to your clients and your profession.

When will I receive my Continuing Education Certificate (CECs/CEUs)?
When you pass the final exam you will receive your CEC/CEU Certificate. This will be available for you to download.

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 Course 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 or call 888-467-3488.

Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Testimonials

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  • 5

    It is very clear in how the course is divided into different age groups and it has an abundance of information pertaining to each age group. I gained a more in-depth understanding of soccer in general, and even more so, a greater understanding of the progressive development of youth soccer participa ...Read More

  • 5

    I enjoyed how there were a lot of examples, drills and milestones with flow and organization. This would be very helpful to someone extremely new.

  • 5

    Excellent youth development information. Very interesting, detailed, accurate, professional and current information. It will be beneficial for anyone training or coaching soccer, specifically those new to the sport.

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