FFI™ Strength & Conditioning Qualifications


FFI™ Strength & Conditioning Instructor Courses

Taught by Professional S&C coaches / Qualified tutors / physical therapists from Function and Fitness Ireland FFI™ in conjunction with the Strength & Conditioning Association of Ireland (SCAI)

Participants may attend module 1 or module 2 as a workshop without certification.

About the FFI™ Module 1 Strength & Conditioning Instructor Course

This course is designed to show Fitness Professionals / sports coaches how to teach FFI™ S&C techniques to teams, athletes or the general public in a safe and effective manner.

This course teaches module 1 FFI™ S&C olympic style weightlifting techniques, plyometrics, hardstyle kettlebells techniques and corrective exercises. These techniques focus on pre-rehabilitation, rehabilitation, explosive strength, power production, mobility and stability. FFI™ methods also focus on corrective exercise and quality of movement.

This Module 1 Strength & Conditioning Instructor Course will then advance you to our Module 2 Strength & Conditioning Instructor Course (see below). After both modules are completed you may attend our exam day to gain your full FFI™ Strength & Conditioning qualification. Ideally both modules should be completed within 12 months of starting your module 1 course.

Learn about S&C coach:

  • Philosophies
  • Testing / Evaluating
  • Program Design /Exercise Selection
  • Injury Prevention
  • Speed: linear
  • Power
  • Player Monitoring

The courses will be taught by qualified FFI™ S&C tutors and physical therapists. Our tutors are trained teachers, not just instructors. We have skills and qualifications in how to teach the trainer.

Course suitability

To enroll on this course, students should hold a recognised teaching qualification in strength & conditioning / personal training / fitness training or sports coaching. Students wishing to partake in this course, should have some experience in strength training.

Participants may attend module 1 or module 2 as a workshop without certification.

Contact us to enquire before registering.

This course is suitable for:

  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches / students
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness instructors
  • Kettlebells instructors
  • Power clubs instructors
  • Bootcamp instructors
  • BJJ / MMA / fight coaches etc.
  • Athletic trainers
  • Fitness professionals
  • GAA, Soccer, Rugby or other sports coaches
  • Professional athletes
  • Physical Education teachers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Rehabilitation tharapists etc.

The following is what the course will offer you:

  • Receive our full colour book on FFI™ Barbell S&C Training techniques
  • Practise FFI™ physical therapy movement screening and ROM testing
  • Learn to test your athletes
  • Discover corrective exercises for muscle imbalances and weakness
  • Study Acceleration and agility drills
  • Learn FFI™ module 1 Barbell, kettlebell, body weight and plyometric S&C techniques.
  • Discover the history of barbell training
  • Learn about injury prevention and screening 
  • Discover the benefits of FFI™ Olympic style S&C weightlifting
  • Practise safety in using FFI™ Olympic style S&C weightlifting
  • Recognise suitability in using barbells, kettlebells, plyometrics  and contra-indications
  • Take part in theory and practical sessions
  • Learn new effective teaching skills
  • Observe verbal and visual demonstrations
  • Practise module 1 FFI™ Olympic weightlifting barbell movements and variations
  • Recognise the correct posture & body alignment for weightlifting
  • Discover technical guidelines for teaching FFI™ module 1 S&C movements
  • Learn how to spot and fix poor techniques
  • Recognise safe, effective progressions and modifications
  • Observe examples of Kinetic closed chain movements
  • Study kinesiology
  • Discuss types of contractions and muscle fibre types
  • Learn Mobility warm ups
  • Practise body weight, strength and mobility drills
  • Discuss the importance of Dynamic stabilization in movement
  • Receive tutor feedback on all your demonstrations
  • Programme design : Learn how to design a FFI™ module 1 S&C programme for athletes, clients, teams etc.
  • Study Linear periodisation 
  • Advice on advertising and online marketing

FFI™ Module 1 main movements covered:

  • The Deadlift (part 1)
  • The Squat with variations
  • The Clean and Jerk 
  • Pressing variations
  • Assistant Level 1 FFI™ S&C exercises to compliment S&C weightlifting

There will be a full break down of every movement with muscular and joint analysis.

FFI™ Module 2 Strength & Conditioning Instructor Course

Taught by FFI™ S&C coaches / Qualified tutors and physical therapists from Function and Fitness Ireland FFI™ in conjunction with the Strength & Conditioning Association of Ireland (SCAI)

About the FFI™ Module 2 Strength & Conditioning Instructor Course

This course is a progression from the FFI™ module 1 Strength & Conditioning Instructor Course. This progressed course is designed to show coaches how to teach module 2 FFI™ S&C techniques to teams, athletes or the general public in a safe and effective manner.

This course teaches module 2 FFI™ S&C olympic style weightlifting techniques, plyometrics, hardstyle kettlebells techniques and corrective exercises. These techniques focus on pre-rehabilitation, rehabilitation, explosive strength, power production, mobility and stability. FFI™ methods also focus on corrective exercise and quality of movement.

After both modules are completed, you may attend our exam day to gain your full FFI™ Strength & Conditioning qualification. Both modules should be completed ideally within 12 months.

Learn about S&C coach:

  • Testing / Evaluating part 2
  • Program Design / Exercise Selection part 2
  • Injury Prevention
  • Speed: linear to multi-directional  part 2
  • Power
  • Player Monitoring

The courses will be taught by qualified FFI™ tutors and physical therapists. Our tutors are trained teachers, not just instructors. We have skills and qualifications in how to teach trainers.

This course is suitable for:

  • Module 1 FFI™ Strength & Conditioning students
  • Participants may attend module 1 or module 2 as a workshop without certification.

The following is what this course will offer you:

  • Practise module 2 FFI™ physical therapy movement screening and ROM testing
  • Discover  module 2 FFI™ corrective exercises for muscle imbalances and weakness
  • Know how to test your athletes
  • Study module 2 FFI™ Acceleration and agility drills
  • Master module 2 FFI™ S&C plyometric movements
  • Learn module 2 FFI™ Barbell, kettlebell, body weight S&C techniques.
  • Practise module 2 FFI™ Olympic weightlifting movements and variations
  • Discover technical guidelines for teaching module 2 FFI™ movements
  • Learn about injury prevention and screening from a professional S&C coach
  • Programme design : Learn how to design a module 2 FFI™ S&C programme for athletes, clients, teams etc
  • Study undulating and conjugate methods of programming

FFI™ Module 2 main movements covered:

  • The Deadlift (part 2)
  • The Barbell Snatch with variations
  • Module 2 FFI™ plyometric exercises
  • Module 2 FFI™ speed and agility drills
  • Module 2 FFI™ kettlebells exercises
  • Assistant Module 2 FFI™ S&C exercises to compliment S&C weightlifting

There will be a full break down of every movement with muscular and joint analysis.

Course details are subject to change.

Fees

TBC: 

Requirements

Participants must hold valid teaching credentials recognised by FFI™ NCEF, ITEC, ACE, NCEHS or equivalent. Other coaches contact us before enrolling. Attendees must be free from injury and be suitable for physical testing.

Participants will be required to wear suitable clothing and footwear suitable for plyometrics. Shorts and t-shirt are ideal. Weightlifting shoes are highly recommended, if you have them. Bring a few changes of clothing, snacks and drinking water.

Exams

Exam Day: TBC

When

Where

Fees: 

The exam day will be on a separate day from the course.

There wil be a 1 hour written multiple choice exam. 

After the written exam all students will be tested on their instructional and technical abilities of their course S&C techniques

Participants should also design a team case study to be submitted on the exam day.

Case study details: 16 week team / group progressive S&C programme. All sessions to be typed and presented professionally. 

Students who don't complete all exams / requirements within 12 months of their course start date will have to attend a 1 day refresher workshop, with added fees and with all exams to be completed.

Students must attend all days on the course.

Students must partake in practical and theory sessions.

There will be continual assessment on the students technical and instructional skills throughout the course.

The above details are subject to change.

Manuals

All students will receive the manuals, as part of their course. If you are interested in purchase of the manuals without attending any of our courses, please visit our books section, by clicking here.

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