DSC15 – Mod 5 Strength and Power Development for Sport

Module Summary

This module is designed to give participating students an overall understanding of strength and power training and how they apply to the preparation and training of athletes, players and teams for sports in general. It also outlines how to design and implement a general strength and power training programme for sport.

Module 5b

Module Topics

The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Brief History of Strength Training
  • The Function of Strength Training
  • Types of Strength Training
  • Principles of Strength Training
  • Strength Training and Sport
  • Strength Training and the Young Player
  • Strength Training Ideas – Childhood to Adulthood
  • Theory and Practice of Core Stability
  • Theory and Practice of Medicine Ball Training
  • Theory and Practice of Kettlebell Training
  • Body-weight Exercises and Partner Training Exercises for Sport
  • Theory and Practice of Resistance Bands Exercising
  • Theory and Practice of TRX Training
  • Theory and Practice of Weight Training
  • Weight Training Programming
  • Lower Body Lifts
  • Upper Body Lifts
  • Full Body Lifts

Module Overview

The module first looks at the history and myth of strength training. It presents the various functions of strength training before examining the various types of strength that can be developed in any  individual soccer player. At all stages we look how relevant each type of strength development is to the athlete in general and to the sports player in particular. The key issue for the coach is understanding how to apply the benefit of the specific sport enhancing types of strength training to the individual players and to sports teams in general.

This interesting module, having examined the difference between strength and power, comes down clearly on the need for power development being of vital importance on the sports field or court. It points out clearly the foundation that speed development has in the area of strength in general and in the area of power in particular.  It also takes the learner through a vast range of strength development techniques that extend beyond the weights room and on to the training field.

It presents sections on the theory and practice of core stability training, the use of medicine ball training as well as body circuits and partner on-field strength work – all of which can be of great value and use in the sports training programme.

The module also addresses the issue of strength training for young players in accordance with the Long Term Player Development Programme.

Most importantly the module will introduce the coach or manager to weight training, its importance, its dangers and how it can be used to develop the strength and power of athletes and team players.

This module presents a modern approach to strength training. Each topic is presented in an exciting and thorough way to ensure that a clear understanding of the subject matter is delivered.

Module Duration

This module is the equivalent of 30 hours of college lectures and the corresponding time spent understanding, absorbing and using the content practically through study and one’s coaching practice. All students are enrolled for 60 days but the actual time spent completing the module make take much less time for some coaches.


Module Information

This course is delivered in modular format.

As soon as you gain entry to the course all the course content is accessible.

The course will contain a series of topics. We encourage participants to study them in the order presented.

Course Assessment must be attempted before the final 5 days of enrolment.

Assessment for the course is by MCQ. This MCQ contains 20 questions.

Each question will have 4 possible answers.

Some questions will have more than one correct answer.

Advice for Participants

A MCQ can only be attempted ONCE. It is your responsibility to ensure that mobile phones are turned-off and you should seek to be alone for the duration of the MCQ.

The MCQ for this course can take up to 45 minutes.

In the case of failing an MCQ arrangements will be made to allow a second attempt.

As soon as you have submitted the Course MCQ, you are asked to email admin@premiercollege.com to let us know that you have completed the course.

Certificates will be posted out within 10 days of successful course completion

 Course Enrolment Details

Each participant is enrolled for 60 days and are given this period in which to complete the course and the end of course assessment.

Emails will be sent automatically to participants with the final 15 days of the course to remind them to complete the course or to ask for an extension.

If one has problems with completing the course in 60 days, they are asked to email admin@premiersportscollege.com for an extension. The request must arrive before the 5th last day of enrolment.


Pay and Enrol

Fee for DSC15 – Mod 5 Strength and Power Development for Sport: $115.00
Or Pay for full course
Fee for DSC1 – International Diploma In Strength and Conditioning: $950.00