Professional Diploma in Women’s Football Performance

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The growth of female football in the last years has been extraordinary, and it continues growing at cruise speed. Clubs and federations get more and more involved and take more stakes, and the economic resources allow teams to professionalise and focus on optimising performance.

Conditioning has been one of the most important foundations in this change, or even the launch pad to be a real elite team. Professionals or people with the ambition to be professionals in female football would be able to see how female conditioning develops in football in Barça from a multidisciplinary point of view of all the areas involved in the conditioning aspect.

Throughout the program, we will deepen our understanding of the professional application of strength training in the two major work environments that are presented: the strength and conditioning coach and the return-to-play-coach. In both cases, the contents cover fundamental and up-to-date knowledge of these two professional profiles, with strength as their central topic. The main aspects of development for both profiles are succinctly addressed, and the work methodology for each of them is also covered.

Lastly, we’ll focus on the use of kinetics derived from force platform testsforce platform. This technology has over the past decade become one of the most commonly available tools to assess neuromuscular performance in sports settings – as part of the profiling of healthy athletes and in their care and management as part of regular monitoring during the competitive season. In this program, we aim to give you the means to understand and use data derived from force platform assessments to inform and enhance your decision-making processes in sports performance and rehabilitation-return to the sport.




Delivery mode
10 months
Average dedication
6/8 weekly hours
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Learn to

Implement the tools, methods, and strategies in relation to tactical analysis in football, providing specific skills to satisfy the demand for specific roles by professional clubs.
Identify the parameters and tactical elements of the start phase of the game, in order to select, organize, and transmit the most important information effectively through the use of technological tools.
Understand the importance of ABP in current football and, above all, obtain resources and criteria to develop the analysis of this type of actions.
Apply the most relevant theoretical and practical content for the analysis of the high blood pressure phase in football, which will allow you to identify and recognize the different high blood pressure situations, as well as propose tasks for its training.
Learn about a new observation methodology focused on Formative Football based on your own team, from training sessions to matches.

Experts Advisors:

Berta Carles

David Casamichana Gómez

Daniel Romero Rodriguez

Daniel Cohen

Francesc Cos

Course Syllabus

Assessing Training and Training Load Management

Module 1: Analysis of the training task Module 2: Analysis of the training session Module 3: Analysis of the training microcycle Module 4: Analysis of the training mesocycle and of broad temporary training phases

Neuromuscular basis for strength training

Module 1: Characteristics of the musculoskeletal system. Module 2: Muscle action and its relationship to sports. Module 3: Systemic changes in detraining and immobilisation. Module 4: Assessment of muscular properties in relation to sport.

Strength training methodology: its application in the improvement of sports performance and post-injury rehabilitation for competition.

Module 1: Contextualization: how can we adapt strength training to team sports? Module 2: Strength workload methodology in situation sports. Module 3: Integrating strength workload into planning and programming of situation sports. Module 4: Strength in the design of sports specific tasks. Examples based on football.

Strength and muscle power as a key feature of rehabilitation from sports injuries.

Module 1: Analysis of injury in sports: injury mechanisms and associated risk factors. Module 2: Sports injuries and their relationship with the quality of strength. Module 3: Strength manifestations and muscle power in the post-injury rehabilitation process. Module 4: New paradigms in strength training: muscle building through vascular occlusion.

Force assessment and an introduction to kinematics

Module 1: Force platform testing fundamentals Module 2: CMJ understanding variables and phases Module 3: Kinematics introduction Module 4: Upper Limb Assessment

Performance, injury, and rehabilitation assessment toolbox

Module 1: Additional lower limb dynamic tests (squat jump, drop jump, squat, land & hold). Module 2: Lower Limb Isometric Tests Module 3: A framework and toolbox for kinetics and kinematics in rehabilitation and Return to Sport Module 4: A framework and toolbox for short term load-response monitoring and evaluating chronic adaptations

Optimising Training in Structured Training

Module 1: Female Football Training Context and Evolution. Module 2: Structured Microcycle. Module 3: Structure Integration. Module 4: Load Individualisation

Coadjuvant Training

Module 1: Female Strength Training Context and Evolution. Module 2: Coadjuvant Training in Structured Microcycle. Module 3: Variability-Specificity Module 4: Strength Individualisation, Control and Evaluation

Internal and External Load Monitoring

Module 1: Scientific Context Module 2: Internal Load Monitoring Module 3: External Load Monitoring. Module 4: Test and Evaluation Mechanisms

Multidisciplinary Work on Health and Performance

Module 1: Female Footballer Physiology and Injury Risk. Module 2: Injury prevention, recovery, and readaptation. Module 3: Invisible Training: Nutrition and Rest. Module 4: Psychology and sociological context.

What Does It Include?

24-hour access to study material, from anywhere, on any device
Accompaniment, monitoring and virtual support from an expert in the field
Activities and assessments with personalized feedback
Discussion forums and interaction with colleagues from all over the world
Certificate issued by Barça Innovation Hub and endorsed by the corresponding institution.
Self-assessment to measure your learning progress
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