ATHLETIC TRAINER IN SOCCER (CAS)

  • Flexible alongside sport & job

  • Top lecturers from the Bundesliga & European soccer

  • Prestigious certificate in German-speaking soccer

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ATHLETIC TRAINER IN SOCCER

  • Flexible alongside sport & job

  • Top lecturers from the Bundesliga & European soccer

  • Prestigious certificate in German-speaking soccer

Starts in May 2024 in Stuttgart

Starts in May 2024 in Stuttgart

Athletic trainer – the valuable specialists in the background

Do you want to make your team fitter, improve the physical condition of your players and minimize the risk of injury? Then the CAS Athletic Trainer in Soccer is the right course for you.

The demands on athletic trainers in soccer have increased considerably in recent years. The systematic improvement of conditional skills in competition, the increasing individualization of training measures and injury-preventive training options are increasingly expanding the range of tasks in this specialist area.

For example, athletics coaches need to optimize their players’ football-specific endurance performance based on sound basic endurance, take into account the various aspects of speed in the training process and improve maximum strength levels in order to subsequently develop speed performance.

In addition, topics such as functional training, core strengthening, mobility, leg axis stabilization, coordination training and position-specific athletic measures are part of the versatile and demanding range of tasks.

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TOP LECTURERS FROM ATHLETIC TRAINING

“The position of athletic trainer is one of the most important positions in a professional soccer club. Athletics, fitness, conditioning and, above all, the aspect of speed have certainly undergone another significant upgrade in recent years. They are of central importance in all games of the professional leagues – especially for the development of top teams and top players. Therefore, the development of these topics is of course an essential point for a successful soccer team. On the other hand, it is also enormously important in terms of prevention, performance diagnostics and load management. All of this is part of the athletic trainer’s area of responsibility. Therefore, it is a mandatory requirement to have highly competent and up-to-date trained staff in your coaching staff in professional soccer, in the performance-oriented area and in youth performance soccer. If you want to keep up to date and educate yourself, you will get comprehensive and sound input from real experts at the IFI.”

“The profession of athletic trainer has become an absolutely trendy profession and is now enormously demanding and diverse. On the one hand, you have to cover many training areas on the pitch, master training control and data analysis with different technological tools, and likewise think in a networked way and adapt athletic training to the game system and the principles of the coach and the club. All of these areas are learned in practice and theory in the Certificate of Athletic Trainer in Soccer. I’m looking forward to being a part of it again!”

„Durch das Zertifikat erhalten die Teilnehmer umfangreiches Wissen in dem komplexen Tätigkeitsbereich als Athletiktrainer. Permanente Weiterentwicklung der Trainingsmethoden, digitale Monitoringsysteme zur Trainingssteuerung und zunehmende Individualisierung sind wichtige Kompetenzbereiche eines modernen Athletiktrainer im Erwachsenen- und Nachwuchsfußball.  Im CAS Athletiktrainer werden diese Bereiche perfekt in Theorie und Praxis vermittelt.“

OUR PARTICIPANTS RATE US

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Quality of the lecturers

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Individual support

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Learning Platform/Virtual Phase

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Overall impression of the face-to-face event

OUR PARTICIPANTS RATE US

Grade 1.32 Ø

Quality of the lecturers

Grade 1,26 Ø

Individual support

Grade 1.32 Ø

Learning Platform/Virtual Phase

Grade 1,30 Ø

Overall impression of the face-to-face event

YOUR ADVANTAGES: YOU OPTIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCE KNOW-HOW

Especially in amateur and youth soccer, there is still enormous potential in the area of athletics when it comes to optimizing the performance of individual players, but also of the entire team.

Often, clubs and associations lack top athletic trainers with the necessary expertise to develop and set up an ideally coordinated athletic program in line with the competition calendar.

Dabei gewährleisten theoretisch und praktisch fundierte Kenntnisse und Kompetenzen sowohl kurz- als auch langfristig die erfolgreiche Entwicklung eines Teams.

Deshalb steht bei diesem CAS das Vermitteln des Know-hows über sämtliche Aspekte im modernen Fußballtraining im Vordergrund, damit du dich als Athletiktrainer*in im Fußball von der Konkurrenz abhebst.

  • EXCLUSIVITY
    Achieve expert status in specialized areas of soccer & set yourself apart from the competition.

  • NETWORK
    Benefit from our relationships with decision-makers in top-level soccer & build your personal network

  • SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE
    Learn from top people with expertise from the Bundesliga, DFB and European club soccer

  • FLEXIBILITY
    Use modern e-learning & educate yourself comfortably besides sports & job

  • PRACTICE NEARBY
    Gain insights into the daily challenges of people with expertise & use these insights for your daily work routine

  • PRESTIGE
    Secure a nationally recognized certificate that enjoys a high reputation in German-speaking soccer

SHORT PROFIL OF THE CAS “ATHLETIC TRAINER IN SOCCER”

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    University entrance qualification or vocational training and at least three years of professional experience     
    Persons without a university entrance qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions (more under target group)

  • PERFORMANCE SPECTRUM
    18 ECTS-Points (creditable)

  • LEARNING CONCEPT
    Blended Learning (Online+Presence)

  • COURSE FEES
    3.465 € (including 199 € registration fee)
    Per Month 577,50 €

  • TARGET GROUP
    Trainers, co-trainers, conditioning coaches, personal trainers, sports students.

  • CONRACT
    Andreas Giglberger

  • STUDY LOCATION
    Stuttgart

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    until April 17, 2024

  • STARTING DATE
    May 01, 2024

  • COURSE DURATION
    6 months (3×3 attendance days)

  • COURSE DATES
    Module 1: May 13 – 15, 2024
    Module 2: July 01 – 03, 2024
    Module 3: August 12 – 14, 2024

  • STUDY MODEL
    Part-Time

brief profile of the certificate “athletic trainer in soccer

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    University entrance qualification or vocational training and at least three years of professional experience     
    Persons without a university entrance qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions (more under target group)

  • PERFORMANCE SPECTRUM
    18 ECTS-Points (creditable)

  • LEARNING CONCEPT
    Blended Learning (Online+Presence)

  • COURSE FEES
    3.465 € (including 199 € registration fee)
    Per Month 577,50 €

  • TARGET GROUP
    Trainers, co-trainers, conditioning coaches, personal trainers, sports students.

  • CONRACT
    Andreas Giglberger

  • STUDY LOCATION
    Stuttgart

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    until April 17, 2024

  • STARTING DATE
    May 01, 2024

  • COURSE DURATION
    6 months (3×3 attendance days)

  • COURSE DATES
    Module 1: May 13 – 15, 2024
    Module 2: July 01 – 03, 2024
    Module 3: August 12 – 14, 2024

  • STUDY MODEL
    Part-Time

TARGET GROUP OF THE ATHLETIC TRAINER PROGRAM

The certificate program is a professional training and further education offer and is aimed at employees who are already working as athletics trainers or would like to work in this field in the future.

The content taught can also be of great benefit to professional coaches, amateur coaches, assistant coaches, club managers, sporting directors, employees in youth development centers and player consultants, as it expands their own skills in an important decision-making field.

Active soccer players and students with a keen interest in soccer who are considering a career as an athletics trainer will also benefit from the experience gained.

Improving players in the long term and maintaining their health at the same time is a task in soccer that is becoming increasingly important in professional, semi-professional and youth soccer.

Prerequisites for participation in the CAS are a university entrance qualification or completed vocational training in a recognized profession that is conducive to the course as well as at least three years of professional experience that is conducive to the course, a keen interest in soccer and athletic training and experience in professional soccer. Applicants without a university entrance qualification but with a professional qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions. In these cases, an institute certificate is issued instead of a CAS certificate with ECTS points.

EXPERIENCE REPORTS & GRADUATES’ VOICES

“Athletic training especially in soccer, represents an increasingly complex area.
In all modules, the content was very well conveyed due to the strong practical relevance and the high quality of the lecturers.
For me, it was a further development and enrichment for the implementation of my athletic training on the football field.”

“The area of athletic training is becoming more and more important in soccer every year. The advanced training has given me a lot of good and important input, both as an active player and as an athletic trainer. The lecturers did a great job and conveyed the theoretical and practical content very well. A very recommendable continuing education!”

“One of the most important coaching competencies in soccer is to stay on top of the latest developments. This development in soccer tends to be constantly increasing dynamics involving complex processes of perception, decision-making and execution. The structure of the “Athletic Trainer in Football” education at the IFI not only includes these important aspects, it also aims at a practical and football-specific application and further development of these skills. A further training that is structurally excellently structured and is definitely worthwhile for football coaches of all levels and ages.”

“The topic of athletic training is becoming increasingly important in today’s age of soccer. It is an everyday companion on as well as off the training fields. The lecturers and top experts have created a module through their experience and knowledge, which allows every graduate to supervise and develop his team in the athletic area with high quality and the latest know-how, whether in amateur or professional soccer. The certificate was a professional & personal enrichment for me and would recommend it anytime.”

“A strong athleticism can make all the difference these days. The daily confrontation in the training sessions aroused my curiosity to take a look behind the scenes. The excellent teaching of adapted training control, performance analyses and injury prevention by qualified lecturers not only enables an optimization of the training, but also initial insights into sports science.
A unique training course that, in addition to professional competence, also entails exceptional human interaction. Absolutely recommended!”

“First of all, thanks go to all lecturers and participants who contributed to the success of this training as well as a pleasant atmosphere. Among other things, I found the mixture of lectures on the basics of training science, lectures by different guest lecturers from different clubs and the practical units based on them very good at the face-to-face events. In particular, the different working methods and procedures presented there offered me the opportunity to take away numerous useful tips and ideas for my own work and to refine my previous way of working. The extensive range of literature and media on the learning platform offers the opportunity to deal with individual topics in great depth and to acquire basic theoretical knowledge. All in all, this training is a great basis for working on athletics, whether as an athletics coach or head coach.”

“After reflecting on what helps me as a coach to become even better, I came up with the topic of athletic training in football. I was able to take away a lot from strength training and speed training. The learning platform is also very valuable, you can read books online and really work on topics in depth. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all lecturers, experts and the program director for the knowledge imparted.

YOUR LEARNING CONTENT IN THE ATHLETICS TRAINER*IN ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM

The training and further education program is run by the International Football Institute. Renowned lecturers impart application-oriented knowledge for practical work in the modules.

In the three modules, each with three days of attendance, a virtual learning phase and the Athletics Talk, participants deal intensively

with the focal points of endurance, strength, speed, agility and coordination as well as systematic fitness training in soccer. At the end of the certificate course, each participant prepares a final presentation (conducted in virtual space) and a final paper.

Module 1: Basic

The module Endurance first provides participants with an overview of the development of endurance in European football, the conditional elements and their interaction, anatomical-physiological knowledge and biochemical processes. 

They learn about the different types of endurance and gain an insight into training principles and methodological principles. Participants also gain knowledge about periodisation, systematisation and the specific requirements of endurance training. 

The prospective athletics trainers learn about training methods and content as well as performance diagnostics in the field of endurance training and deal with the optimal load control. 

In this module, participants will learn about the anatomical and physiological principles of mobility and coordination. They will gain an overview of the different mobility components, the methodological principles and the principles of coordination training.

Module 2: Power

In the “Strength” module, participants are first given an overview of the development of strength training in football. They learn about the different concepts of strength as well as the structure and function of the musculature and gain knowledge of the biochemical processes and adaptation processes in the musculature. 

The course also deals intensively with the different types of strength, training principles and methodological principles of strength training. The prospective athletics trainers will be able to optimally periodise strength training and also gain knowledge about the systematisation and specific requirements of strength training. 

In addition, you will learn about training methods and content in the area of strength training, carry out tests and deal with the optimal load control. 

In this module, participants will learn training methods and content for mobility and coordination training and will intensively analyse optimal load control. This will enable them to carry out performance-diagnostic mobility tests and coordination tests. 

Module 3: Speed

In the “Speed” module, the different concepts of speed are explained and the participants learn the basics of training science and the different approaches to the topic of speed as well as the different characteristics of speed in football. 

The module also deals with the different components of speed and participants gain an insight into the training principles and methodological principles of speed training. 

They will be able to correctly periodise and test speed training and also gain knowledge about the systematisation and specific requirements of speed training and their use in training. 

This module deals intensively with long-term fitness planning in soccer. Participants will also learn about the physical and psychological characteristics of the different age groups and deal with rehabilitation after (sports) injuries.  

The prospective athletics coaches will learn how to systematically plan conditioning training as well as the structure and interaction of conditioning elements in season planning.   

They also gain an overview of how coaches break down the monthly fitness training plan into training sessions and what external influences exist in training planning. 

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OUR LEARNING CONCEPT: BLENDED LEARNING

Blended learning is even more than e-learning: it combines the classic face-to-face seminars with various online learning formats, thus making learning more modern, flexible and transfer effective.

Due to the semi-virtual concept and the block models, the programs are extra-occupational and can therefore also be carried out alongside sport and family. The certificate program is therefore much more than an online or distance learning program.

In order to test the knowledge gained, online tests are just as possible as study papers on individual topics.
The innovative learning approach guarantees the compatibility of work, sports and further education. Lecturers with enormous subject expertise impart practical knowledge at the highest level during the ten days of attendance.

  • MULTIMEDIA STUDY MATERIAL

  • PERSONAL CONTACT PERSONS

  • INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE

  • IDEAL TRAINING ALONGSIDE SPORT AND WORK

  • PROMOTION OF DIGITAL SKILLS

  • INDIVIDUAL LEARNING AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • HIGHEST APPLICATION ORIENTATION AND FLEXIBILITY

  • BALANCED MIX OF ONLINE LEARNING AND FACE-TO-FACE TEACHING

OUR LEARNING CONCEPT: BLENDED LEARNING

Blended learning is even more than e-learning: it combines the classic face-to-face seminars with various online learning formats, thus making learning more modern, flexible and transfer effective.

Due to the semi-virtual concept and the block models, the programs are extra-occupational and can therefore also be carried out alongside sport and family. The certificate program is therefore much more than an online or distance learning program.

In order to test the knowledge gained, online tests are just as possible as study papers on individual topics.
The innovative learning approach guarantees the compatibility of work, sports and further education. Lecturers with enormous subject expertise impart practical knowledge at the highest level during the ten days of attendance.

  • MULTIMEDIA STUDY MATERIAL

  • PERSONAL CONTACT PERSONS

  • INTERACTIVE EXCHANGE

  • IDEAL TRAINING ALONGSIDE SPORT AND WORK

  • PROMOTION OF DIGITAL SKILLS

  • INDIVIDUAL LEARNING AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • HIGHEST APPLICATION ORIENTATION AND FLEXIBILITY

  • BALANCED MIX OF ONLINE LEARNING AND FACE-TO-FACE TEACHING

CAS SIMPLY EXPLAINED

Extra-occupational training and further education courses that can be completed with a Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS for short – offer the opportunity to deal with a topic academically and acquire a qualification below an academic degree (e.g. Bachelor). CASs are also assessed according to credit points under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Accordingly, these credit points are also recognized throughout Europe. CASs can be upgraded to a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or other academic degree programs by attending further CASs and writing an academic thesis.

ACTIVITY AS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER IN SOCCER

With regard to competitive sports, it is clear that athletics is an interplay of complex movement skills and the demands in soccer are constantly increasing due to the ongoing professionalization.

Today’s soccer players must be able to combine skills such as agility, speed, stability, strength, endurance and coordination without neglecting the focus on their own ball and game technique. Training these skills is the main task of athletic trainers in soccer.

To do this, they need specific sport motor knowledge and skills in order to teach and instruct appropriate exercises. Athletic trainers set up systematic, position-specific and individual training plans to improve each individual player as well as the team as a whole.

The goal is long-term performance development, performance optimization and performance maintenance. Age and performance level determine the training program. The close exchange with the coaching team and the coordination of team and individual training depending on the competition calendar are therefore fundamental prerequisites for the daily work.

THESE COOPERATION PARTNERS TRUST
IN OUR EXPERTISE

By cooperating with us, our partners come into direct and personal contact with decision-makers from the soccer industry who work for us as lecturers or people with expertise.

In addition, partnerships enable contact with people who already work at clubs or associations and who are already deciding, or will soon be deciding, on their own collaborations with partners.

The early point of contact with current and future executives enables the development of new business areas. During excursions, cooperation partners can also present themselves as attractive employers.

THESE COOPERATION PARTNERS TRUST
IN OUR EXPERTISE

By cooperating with us, our partners come into direct and personal contact with decision-makers from the soccer industry who work for us as lecturers or people with expertise.

In addition, partnerships enable contact with people who already work at clubs or associations and who are already deciding, or will soon be deciding, on their own collaborations with partners.

The early point of contact with current and future executives enables the development of new business areas. During excursions, cooperation partners can also present themselves as attractive employers.

IMPRESSIONS

STUDY LOCATION STUTTGART

The Stuttgart campus is located right in the heart of the Neckar metropolis.

Here, modern and friendly seminar rooms await you, which are optimally adapted to your learning needs.

Thanks to the proximity to the main train station, you can reach the campus easily by public transport. If you arrive by car, there are parking spaces in the immediate vicinity.

Accommodation is available in all categories in the immediate vicinity of the Stuttgart campus.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

With the successful completion of our certificates, you earn experience points that you can use for the DFB’s trainer training for the entrance examination procedures.

The concept of our CAS is semi-virtual. The combination of virtual self-study phases on our state-of-the-art virtual learning platform and face-to-face modules allows you to combine the certificate ideally with your work, family, sport and leisure activities, for example.

The course consists of a total of 3 modules. There is one attendance block per module with 3 consecutive attendance days, which take place at six-week intervals. Between these attendance days, there is the opportunity to deepen and learn the discussed and further content on the online learning platform as part of the virtual learning phase and to work on individual and group tasks.

The courses take place in Stuttgart in the seminar room and on a soccer pitch.

Our CAS lasts 6 months. In addition, certificates are awarded in a special ceremony at the end of the certificate period.

Our CAS takes place annually. The exact dates of the course can be found on the certificate website.

No, the locations can change annually.

The attendance days within the course are not mandatory, but attendance is expected and highly recommended for successful completion.

The size of the course group is a maximum of 30 participants. This ensures a productive, interactive and pleasant learning atmosphere.

To participate in the CAS, you must have a university entrance qualification or have completed vocational training and have at least three years of professional experience. Persons without a university entrance qualification can also be admitted to the CAS under certain conditions (more under “Target group“)

The final CAS project is a written assignment in which the participants take on a fictitious role specific to the topic and put the knowledge acquired in the respective course into practice. In addition, the participants must give a virtual final presentation to the examination board after the last day of attendance and present their ideas and considerations.

Registration takes place via the “REGISTER NOW” button on the certificate website. After submitting the completed registration form, the applicant will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail listing all the documents required for registration.

Our CAS is certified, recognized in the soccer industry and enjoys a good reputation, especially among clubs and associations. In addition, the credit points earned can be recognized at selected universities.

The total fee for the CAS is € 3,465 (including € 199 registration fee). Payable in 6 installments of € 577.50/month each.

No, active sports within the framework of the certificate is voluntary and has no effect on the successful completion of the certificate.

Contact Person Stuttgart

Andreas Giglberger

Head of Training & Development IFI

International Football Institute
Steinheilstr. 8
85737 Ismaning

+49(0)-89-6209 787-200

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