The Application of High-Intensity Interval Training for Soccer (Football)
Gain a Competitive Edge for Your Athletes, Your Team, and Yourself
After completing this HIIT course, you’ll know:
The unique factors of the sport (and variations) that need to be considered when applying high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Physical performance contributions (speed, strength, endurance) to the sport.
Aerobic oxidative, anaerobic glycolytic metabolic response, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal strain targets as applicable to the sport and athlete.
The different HIIT types applicable to the sport based on the physiological targets.
How to apply manipulations of HIIT variables to optimize the training program for sport and athlete variations.
Surveillance and monitoring tools used to assess external and internal training load and training load response.
How to incorporate HIIT into your training programs with context of sport and athlete-specific variations.
The Practical Application of High-Intensity Interval Training for Soccer (Football) course teaches how to effectively implement High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to take performance to the next level.
This course focuses on the unique aspects of your sport, the skill and physiological requirements needed to successfully perform at a high level, and the key HIIT methods to apply in order to elicit the desired physiological responses for optimal training adaptation and performance.
While the course includes theoretical knowledge to facilitate understanding, it mostly focuses on the practical application to help you build true mastery so you can deliver measurable gains on the playing field, and not just in the lab. The expert instructor presents specific tools, tactics and performance indicators to tailor HIIT to your particular context with detailed surveillance methods and training plan examples that he developed over years of hands-on coaching of elite athletes.
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Part 1: Description of the Sport and Factors of Winning
- Description of the sport
- The history and evolution of the sport
- The unique factors of the sport (and variations) that need to be considered when developing/optimizing a training program
- Factors of winning: physical, skills and tactics
- Physical performance contributions to the sport: speed, strength and endurance
Lesson duration: 14:17
Part 2: Targets of Physical Performance
- Targets of physical performance for the sport: speed, strength and endurance
- Aerobic oxidative targets (with discussion on VO2max, the respiratory system, circulatory system, tissue deoxygenation) as applicable
- Anaerobic glycolytic metabolic response targets as applicable
- Neuromuscular and musculoskeletal strain targets as applicable
- Specific target modifications for key sport and athlete variations
Lesson duration: 19:11
Part 3: Key HIIT Weapons and Their Manipulations
- Polarized training
- The different HIIT weapons applicable to the sport (long and short intervals, repeated sprints, sprint intervals and game-based HIIT) based on the physiological targets
- Manipulations of HIIT variables to optimize training:
- Recovery period intensity/duration
- Number of intervals
- Series duration
- Between series recovery intensity/duration
- Total work performed
- Exercise mode and ground surface for run-based HIIT
- Environmental conditions
- Nutritional status
- Specificity – manipulating training to match demands of sport variation or athlete variation
Lesson duration: 19:39
Part 4: Incorporation of HIIT, Surveillance and Training Plan Examples
- Surveillance and monitoring tools used in the sport
- External and internal training load
- Polarization training model and assessment
- Assessing response to training load
- Controllable and uncontrollable factors of training
- Sample training programs sport variation or athlete-specific variations
- Sample training programs for seasonal training, travel, and competition events
Lesson duration: 20:26
About the Instructor
Martin Buchheit, PhD, is a sport scientist, a strength and conditioning coach, and an adjunct associate professor of exercise science for Victoria University in Australia. He previously worked as an exercise physiologist for ASPIRE Academy in Qatar, as the Head of Performance at Paris Saint Germain, and he has served as a lecturer, consultant, and strength and conditioning coach for various organizations.
Buchheit received his doctorate in physiology from the University of Strasbourg in France. His main research focuses on assessing, improving and monitoring the physiological determinants of team sport performance, with a greater emphasis on soccer and handball. Based on his field and research experiences, Buchheit developed the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Tests (used to program high-intensity training) to improve high-intensity training prescription, and the 4’+3’ running test to track changes in training status using heart rate (variability) and GPS/accelerometer data. He has also performed some research on the acute and chronic responses to hypoxic and/or heat exposure, and their possible ergogenic effects on team sports physical performance.
Buchheit has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals, with more than 100 as a first author. His overall scientific work has been cited more than 10 000 times, with the 2-part review on high-intensity interval training co-authored with Paul Laursen being the most cited of all. Buchheit has been invited around the globe to share his experience in the fields of strength & conditioning and sport sciences, as well as to discuss his overall training approach in the elite setting. Further, he has been working on bridging the gap between science and practice and was involved in the launch of a new, open-access, reviewing-free web-platform aimed at improving research dissemination, Sports Performance & Science Reports.
Buchheit is a former semi-pro handball player and now an endurance athlete who has a personal best time of 2:54 in the marathon.
Head of Performance Research at Kitman Labs (current)
Head of Performance at Paris Saint Germain (2014-2020)
Adjunct Associate Professor College of Sports and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Australia (2014-current)
Sports Science / Physiologist at Aspire Academy (2009-2014)
Research group for the French Football Federation (2010-2014)
Strength & Conditioning coach in Professional Handball (1st French League, Women Youth National team, and Talent Centers 2003-2008)
Ph.D. (2004), 2 x MSc of Strength & Conditioning (2001 & 2003), MSc of Research (2001) and MSc in Statistical Analysis (2001)
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Some Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this HIIT Course for?
Whether you’re a student just starting your job search or a seasoned professional looking to add HIIT to your training arsenal, we’ve included everything you need to understand the science behind and practical application of HIIT.
Are there any prerequisites for the course?
While there aren’t any specific prerequisites for this course, we do use a lot of sport-science related technical language.
How is course content accessed/delivered?
All course material is available through our easy-to-use online platform.
Once in enrolled, you get instant access to the video lectures so you can progress through the course at your own pace. Each lecture also has lesson comments to ask/answer questions and interact with your instructors and fellow students.
Will I get any support or individual attention?
Of course! There are discussion sections for each lesson where you can ask questions or leave comments and engage with your instructors and fellow students. You also have email access to the instructors.
And if you have any technical issues accessing the course content, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll get you back to learning in no time.
How long will I have access to the content?
When you enroll in HIIT Course, you’ll get instant, lifetime access to all course content so you can take the course at your own pace and come back as often as you need to refresh your knowledge.
Will I receive Continuing Education Credits for this course?
No. We do not offer CEUs for this individual sport course.
However, if you are looking to earn CEUs about HIIT, you can earn CEUs for the larger Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training course. That course offers a Certificate of Completion and you’ll earn National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Continuing Education credit hours as well as endorsed credits from BASES.
What if I sign up and decide the course is not right for me?
If you’re not 100% satisfied in your investment in the course, we’ll refund 100% of what you’ve paid if you make a request within 45 days of enrollment.
No questions asked.