Online Course: Tactical Periodization in Soccer® (Basics)

Tactical Periodization is a training methodology that aims to operationalize the coach’s Ideas in a teaching-learning process in which everything is developed in accordance with the intended Game Model. The training exercises are designed to improve upon the principles that make up the Game Model.
In this online course, it will be explained the basics of this breakthrough methodology which influenced many high-level coaches such as José Mourinho, Fernando Santos, Vítor Pereira, Luís Castro, Carlos Carvalhal and many others.

What will you learn?

  • The origin of Tactical Periodization by Vítor Frade and its main aspects;
  • What are its specific Methodological Principles;
  • What is the “Pattern Morphocycle”;
  • How to implement this methodology.


This is an official and certified “Tactical Periodization By Vítor Frade®” online course.

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Course Content

Total learning: 17 lessons Time: 12 weeks
  • Introduction  0/7

    • Lecture1.1
      About the course 03 min Preview
    • Lecture1.2
    • Lecture1.3
    • Lecture1.4
    • Lecture1.5
    • Lecture1.6
    • Lecture1.7
  • Methodological principles  0/8

    • Lecture2.1
    • Lecture2.2
    • Lecture2.3
    • Lecture2.4
    • Lecture2.5
    • Lecture2.6
    • Lecture2.7
    • Lecture2.8
  • Concluding  0/2

    • Lecture3.1
    • Lecture3.2


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Certified “Tactical Periodization By Vítor Frade®” trainer and UEFA “A” licensed Soccer Coach. He is currently Head Coach at Vitória SC U23. With coaching experience in several clubs such as at Umm-Salal (Qatar) Lusitânia de Lourosa (Portugal), SC Espinho (Portugal) and Penafiel FC (Liga Portugal), he was also Coordinator of Soccer Training at FC Paços de Ferreira (Portugal). Between 2007 and 2015 he was Coordinator of Dragon Force Schools (4 seasons) and Head Coach and Assistant in the under-14 and under-16 teams, respectively, at FC Porto (for 4 seasons).


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  • xavier kiplimo

    Very Good

    Very informative piece in tactical periodization for anyone interested on the subject. Was very clear on the ideas and principles behind the methodology.Thank you @soccer hub
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    Good Intro to Tactical Periodization

    Good introduction to Tactical Periodization, with clear definitions and descriptions of the 3 principles in relation to the game model.
  • Blend Dalo


    a very good course for the beginner or those who have simply idea about tactical periodization. it goes in too deep and explain different term of tactical periodization with examples... well done
  • Aaron Tonna

    tactical periodization

    This course helps you to be an open minded coach. To keep principles but allow flexibility.

    Very good

    Very good lesson. It gives the basic theoretical principles and has some examples.

  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Exercises included
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full lifetime access
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of Completion