Periodisation of football conditioning and fitness testing


Score a Goal in Football Fitness with Our Premier Course!

Step onto the field of opportunity with our uniquely designed football fitness course, perfect for industry veterans and newcomers alike. This course is your playbook to mastering periodisation, the strategic heart of football training that harmonises player development with peak performance.

Here’s the Game Plan:

Periodisation Playbook:Kick-off with an in-depth look at periodisation—what it is, its benefits, and how to construct a winning training programme.

Training Tactics:Learn how to apply periodisation to gym and field sessions, ensuring players recover fully and meet training goals.

Fitness Testing:Navigate through fitness testing protocols and use normative data to rank players effectively.

Modular Mastery: Each module distills essential knowledge without skimping on the details, giving you a time-efficient learning experience.

Your Training Journey:

Blueprint for Success:Design a periodised training programme with our expert guidance.

Team Assessment Tools: Evaluate a football team’s needs and tailor your approach.

Seasonal Strategies: Understand the critical phases of a football season and plan accordingly.

Testing Battery: Create a football-specific physiological testing battery.

Strengths and Weaknesses: Identify and enhance a footballer’s abilities.

Workload Management: Manage training cycles like a pro.

Athlete Monitoring: Learn the art of athlete monitoring to keep your team in top shape.

Session Customisation: Tailor training sessions to meet diverse player goals.

Workload Variation: Understand how training intensity varies across skill levels.

Enroll now and transform your football fitness expertise, from the grassroots to the grandstands!

This course is perfect for....

  • Fitness professionalsworking with a (football) team
  • Non-fitness professionals working with a (football) team who would like to gain an understanding as to how they can better the design of their seasonal training plan.
  • Students interested in working with a (football) team.
  • o Individuals in the fitness industry ho are interested in expanding their knowledge of programme design.

What's in Store for You?

  • Module 1: Introduction to Periodisation
  • Module 2: The need for periodisation in team sports
  • Module 3: Applying periodisation in team sports
  • Module 4: Programme design
  • Module 5:Athlete monitoring
  • Module 6: Special considerations for programme design


Each module will have four multiple choice questions. Students will have unlimited attempts to answer these questions. A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the assessments have been completed.


Previous experience working in the fitness/sporting environment is not required. However, if the learner is familiar with the football, they will benefit more from the course.


Rodet Yila
Rodet Yila


After playing football (at an amateur level) for several years, and acquiring BSc Exercise Science and BSc (Hons) Biokinetics degrees at the University of the Western Cape, Rodet turned his attention to working with football teams, initially as the Youth Strength Conditioning coach of one of South Africa's prominent football academies.

Justin Durandt
Justin Durandt

MSc Med (Exercise Science), Biokineticist

Justin Durandt, previously the Manager of the Education Hub at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa.


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