ONLINE COURSE: Designing small-sided games for Soccer

  • Do you want to be able to design effective small-sided games?
  • Do you want to improve your player’s decision making capabilities?

This course aims to help coaches in designing small-sided games for physical, technical and tactical development. For that purpose, it will present the effects of different task constraints manipulations (e.g., players number, pitch rules, game rules, spatial references…) on the players physical, technical and tactical performance based on scientific and practical evidence.

Also, it will focus on how these manipulations affects the players’ decision-making and movement behavior.

Finally, it will present a general overview of how small-sided games can be designed and manipulated during a soccer training microcycle.

Course Content

Total learning: 30 lessons Time: 12 weeks


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Diogo Coutinho is finishing his Ph.D. in sports sciences at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro / Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD) with a thesis about Small Sided Games. He has been a football coach since 2011, having been assistant coach in professional Soccer Clubs such as Académica OAF and Varzim Sport club. Also, he is frequently invited as a lecture in several football coaching courses (UEFA B and C) from the Portuguese Football Federation, as well as in other courses developed by other institutions.


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    Vyacheslav Zvizhinskiy

    Very useful course

    Highly recommend this course for personal coaching development.
  • LR


    Very useful course, especially for any coach wanting to immediately prepare training plans for a team. Very practical.
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    Very good course

    It is very good course showing you, how you can organize activitis using small sided game. The data shown by Mr Diego Coutinho gives you some new point of view. Great course.
  • Radu


    Thank you for the structure of the course and for the way that everything is explained.
  • Rino Bifolchi

    the most informative course I have ever taken !

    There is so much in this short course that I have learned ! Thank you SO much !
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