Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist

18 CECs/CEUs – See Below
✓ GCAQ Specialist Credential
✓ No Credential Renewal Fees
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Full Lifetime Access – 24/7
✓ No Extra or Added Fees
✓ Unlimited Final Exam Retakes
✓ No Time Limit on Final Exam
✓ Supplemental Resources
✓ Client Handouts & Charts



🏆 Professional 🕑 18 💻 Online

The Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Course focuses on the technical development of youth players. Before you go straight to soccer drills you must understand the differences between the various ages of children.

In this course, a special emphasis is placed on understanding the physiological and psychological differences of coaching children. The course focuses on the organization of a practice session, youth coach characteristics, using small-sided games to enhance knowledge and fun, plus over 25 kid friendly soccer drills.

The Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Course helps you establish your primary role as a coach to change the environment and create an optimum platform for development and success.

Our comprehensive course provides all the tools you need to help you achieve your Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Credential.

Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist Learning Objectives
Upon completion be able to:
• Characterize a culture of excellence
• Know how to deal with dirty opponents
• Characterize long-term rewards in player development
• Conducting a meaningful youth practice
• Explain diversified training
• Timing runs and off the ball running
• Define soccer milestones in kids
• Identify leadership behaviors in relation to coaching
• Understand the basic tasks that youth soccer players should be able to perform
• Apply basic rules for dealing with a kids team
• Display an understanding of creative soccer drills
• Secret tips on how to be mentally strong
• Lead organized soccer rituals
• Clearly define the attributes and benefits of successful coaches who deal with youth soccer athletes
• Describe the best methods to implement communication with the youth soccer player effectively


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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
✓ After successful completion of the exam, you will earn the Professional Designation of Youth Soccer Player Development Specialist on your certificate
✓ Your Specialist Designation does not expire and there are NO FEES to keep your Credential current

And More
✓ 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 (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—AFAA—see the special notes below
✓ 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 Academy of Sports Medicine—NASM—see the special notes below
✓ 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 Trainers Association—NETA—18
✓ 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
✓ 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 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.