ONLINE COURSE: How to build a Soccer Game Model?

  • Do you want to know what a Soccer Game Model is?
  • Do you want to be able to develop your own Game Model?

This course reflects a way of thinking regarding the training process and the Soccer game. The course begins by framing the theme with a review focused on research on soccer training and the current trend of small-sided games (SSG) as a way of working in a game context, developing essentially technical and tactical aspects, but also as a way to train the motor skills that support the game effort.

Then we will discuss the game model: what is its conceptual framework;  exemplifying what we want in our model; behaviors considering the different moments of the game and how it works as a guideline so that the whole training process can be consistent with what we intend to be our way of play.

The course also gives examples of how to build or create drills from real match situations, exposing players to decision-making to solve real match situations and not only to train drills without connection to the Game.

Finally, we describe the training methodology, that is, the main options depending on the game model, which result from the crossing between theoretical knowledge and empirical knowledge, acquired in the field, every day.

It is a really practical course, that doesn’t intend to give you a recipe but to give you some tools to work on and to build your own training process.

Course Content

Total learning: 27 lessons Time: 16 weeks
  • Intro  0/2

  • Actual trends in Soccer Training  0/2

  • Game Model  0/1

    • Lecture3.1
  • The moments of the game and it’s importance in conducting the training process  0/3

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2
    • Lecture4.3
  • Presentation of a practical proposal of how to build a game model  0/5

    • Lecture5.1
    • Lecture5.2
    • Lecture5.3
    • Lecture5.4
    • Lecture5.5
  • Options to our model  0/3

    • Lecture6.1
    • Lecture6.2
    • Lecture6.3
  • Training methodology  0/4

    • Lecture7.1
    • Lecture7.2
    • Lecture7.3
    • Lecture7.4
  • Training periods within the season  0/6

    • Lecture8.1
    • Lecture8.2
    • Lecture8.3
    • Lecture8.4
    • Lecture8.5
    • Lecture8.6
  • Closure  0/1

    • Lecture9.1


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UEFA Pro Coach currently working as Assistant Coach of the Angola National Team, he is a coach with over 10 years of experience in different sports contexts: educational, military, sports training and player development. His experience offers a comprehensive background in sports physiology, sports psychology, fitness and conditioning, injury prevention and motivational techniques. He is also a Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, teaching soccer to Sports Sciences students. He cooperates with several soccer technical publications and institutions that provide education to soccer coaches. He is also the author of the book "To train to play".


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  • aleymohammed

    Precise and useful

    Contents were very short and clear,understandable and useful
  • David Bamford

    How to build a soccer game model

    Excellent route through from a defined starting point to a complete building up of all the considerations. I gained a lot of new knowledge through this course
  • davidmmiguel


    Excellent Course. Well put together with practical examples of drills and actual game footage.
  • Sergej Kuznecov

    Intersting course

    Good and interesting materials for coaches!
  • Balazs Kiss


    Very conductive course with an insight into the principles of the game model, weekly periodization, and training methodology!
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Exercises included
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full lifetime access
  • Language: English
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