Football Fitness

Performing the playing style with a higher tempo for 90 minutes

What is football fitness?

Football fitness is not about running more, stronger muscles or improving energy systems. In the classic training science one often refers to body parts like the muscles, lungs and blood cells when talking about training effects. In this course it will be demonstrated how stronger muscles are only a by-product of a stronger brain. When overloading football the body part brain is the weakest link. Delegates will get coaching tools to increase the demands within football training exercises and to overload (the brain of) their players.

What will you learn?

Football fitness is the ability to execute the playing system with a high tempo for 90 minutes. Nothing more and nothing less. In this course, Raymond Verheijen will define football fitness in football language based on the analysis of the game. Next, he will educate coaches about football fitness exercises, training methods and the periodisation of football fitness exercises.

What is the program?

Block 1. Football fitness characteristics and exercises
Block 2. Football training methods
Block 3. Football fitness model
Block 4. Football fitness periodisation

What will be your next step?

After participating in the Football Fitness Module coaches will be eligible to register for the Football Periodisation Mentorship. This 5-day event is a Level 1 course in the FCE International Pathway. During this international course with coaches from all around the world, delegates will learn how to use the content of the Football Fitness Module to develop a team periodisation. Within a 48-week team periodisation, the delegates will learn how attacking, defending and transitioning can be developed.