Dr. John Cone, Fit For 90 Co-Founder & CEO

The Fit For 90 Soccer-specific Periodization course is a 10-part online course is taught by Dr. John Cone. You'll experience a blend of live and on-demand classes starting on March 29th. Q&A sessions with Dr. Cone following all live sessions. 

Learn how to optimize your players performance, development, & injury resistance.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Introduction: Sports Science & Periodization

    • Fit For 90 Periodization Tool (Excel Template)

  • 2

    The process of periodization

    • Qualities of Effective Periodization

  • 3

    Developmental stages

    • The developmental stage: beyond the developmental stage you work at - your player’s previous experiences drive the player you have, and the player you pass on reflects the experiences you have given them

    • Chronological Age Analysis

  • 4

    Starting with the individual

    • The year starting with the most complex challenge - the individual in the team

  • 5

    The year and season

    • Periodization of the year: mapping the season

  • 6

    Training cycles

    • Training cycles in the year or season

  • 7

    The Training Week

    • The training week: planning starts with the games

  • 8

    Training Loads

    • The training week: planning the training loads

  • 9


    • Addressing challenges: travel, time changes, climate, altitude, & competition

  • 10


    • Tournament class 10

  • 11

    Next Steps...

    • Fit For 90 Periodization Tool (Excel Template)

    • PHV testing


What coaches and educators are saying about Dr. John Cone

“As a coach and coach-educator at all levels, I have experienced a 40-year evolution of soccer-specific fitness and sports science. From the youth to professional player John is able to link the game and science to help coaches at every level improve player performance and development.”

Dave Chesler

“John is one of the country's leading soccer-specific sports scientists. I have worked with him through the USSF, as a coach with my college team, and as a goalkeeping expert. His experiences at the highest levels as a coach and a sports scientist make him an unparalleled resource for coaches”

Phil Wheddon

“Through John's work on the academy director course I have reached a new level of understanding of periodization, the integration of sports science in player development, and the challenges specific to the growth of the youth athlete. The knowledge I have gained has empowered me as a coach, and my players have benefited massively.”

Michael Milazzo


  • How does the referral discount work?

    Just for sharing you'll get $100 off the course. We are trying to have an impact with this course and it's our way of thanking you for spreading the word. The coaches you share with don't even have to purchase the course for you to get the additional coupon code.

  • How long is the course?

    The periodization course has 10 classes that are approx. 30 minutes each with over 5 hours of video content. The live classes will occur weekly for 3 weeks starting the week of March 29th.

  • Can we ask Dr. Cone questions during the course?

    Yes. There will be Q&A sessions at the end of each live class where you can ask Dr. Cone questions directly. There will also be a Q&A forum to ask questions and interact with other coaches taking the course.

  • Can I get certified following the course?

    Yes. There will be a Periodization certification at the end of the course that you can get by passing the certification test following completion of the course.

  • Can I take the course at my own pace?

    The launch date for the course is March 29th. Live classes will be on a specific date and time each week and will be recorded as part of the course. So Yes! You'll get access to the entire course with continued access to all of the classes. You can view and re-visit each class at your own pace even after the 3-week course has finished.