ONLINE COURSE: Soccer Game Principles: An Introduction

  • Would you like to have a deep understanding of the soccer game?
  • Would you like to learn about the key invariant principles that makes all the top players different decision-makers than the others?
  • Would you like to master the individual and team principles structuring a successful soccer team?

This course will provide you with the key fundamentals about the Soccer Game Principles Framework, particularly how should coaches structure their teams, their individual development plans and their training exercises around the different game principles.

Understanding this framework will help you to develop better, more intelligent and skillful players!

Course Content

Total learning: 20 lessons Time: 16 weeks
  • Intro  0/4

  • Game center principles  0/3

    • Lecture2.1
    • Lecture2.2
    • Lecture2.3
  • Quizzes  0/7

    • Lecture3.1
    • Lecture3.2
    • Lecture3.3
    • Lecture3.4
    • Lecture3.5
    • Lecture3.6
    • Lecture3.7
  • Learning Design Model  0/3

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2
    • Lecture4.3
  • Outside the game center  0/2

    • Lecture5.1
    • Lecture5.2
  • Concluding  0/1

    • Lecture6.1


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Ricardo Duarte is a Soccer Coach and Coach Educator with extensive experience in Portugal and Nordic countries. Between 2009-2017, Ricardo worked in 2 different Universities in Portugal conceiving, leading and teaching football-related matters, where he influenced many young talented football coaches who are now working in youth and professional football worldwide. In 2012 he received his PhD by the Technical University of Lisbon. His last club in Portugal was Vitória FC in 2016-17, where Ricardo worked as assistant of José Couceiro. Between 2017-2019 Ricardo worked in Finland, first as assistant coach of Finnish Premier League side VPS and, then, as Head of Coach Education of FA of Finland.


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  • Dimitrios

    Great notions put in a simple way.

    Such a nice way to present the basic principles of the game.
  • asilva

    Game principles

    A very good course.
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    Nastai Dacian

    For all football fans.

    Hello, today I finished the Soccer Game Principles course and I want to congratulate Ricardo Duarte for the way he presented clearly and concisely the principles of the game
  • Seb Pound

    Soccer Game Principles: An Introduction

    Very good.
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    Ricardo de Sousa


    Course with the presentation of the contents in a simple, clear, and objective way; and with the support of some bibliographic references.
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  • Intermediate Level
  • Full lifetime access
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of Completion