the dibernardo

online school of soccer

Cognitive Soccer Diploma Course -  Zoom Coaching Consulting 


The Dibernardo Online School of Soccer 

Our Story

The DiBernardo Soccer School was founded by Coach Marcus DiBernardo, one the top experts in Cognitive Soccer Coaching. Coach DiBernardo is leading the way in cognitive soccer theory and application. His unique coaching methodology uses the latest research from neuroscientists  cognitive psychologists, exercise physiologists nutritionists, holistic health professionals, sports psychologists, sleep specialists, movement experts, top brain theory educators and many more. Coach DiBernardo looks at player development from an information processing aspect and an ecological perspective, both approaches are very different, but many of the coaching methods can overlap. Coach DiBernardo's personal methodology focuses on creating effective learning environments that lead to the development of unique and special skill sets, ultimately increasing soccer intelligence, technical ability, and tactical proficiency. Development revolves around small-area, medium-area, and large-area game-based exercises, with positional play and constraints worked into each area.  The course is like no other coaching course in the world, the methods will directly challenge what has been taught in traditional coaching courses, making you re-think the way you teach the game. If you are looking to be inspired with a fresh perspective, and new tools for player development,  this course is for you.  The future of player development is in the brain, it is not in the physical aspect! 

The course itself is broken down into learning modules and numerous video presentations. At the conclusion of the course, a 45 minute video call with Coach DiBernardo is available. After the completion of the one on one call,  a diploma will be emailed to you, signifying successful completion of the course.

Topics Include:

Decision-Making Models

Cultural & Environmental Influences on Player Development

Constraint Based Learning Theory & Soccer Application

Ecological Dynamics Theory

Ecological Training Session Design

External & Internal Cueing

Grid Cell, Place Cell, Head Directional Cells Theory & Soccer Application

Gridding Theory & Soccer Application 

Theory of Cognitive Overload & Soccer Applications

Rapid Skill Acquisition Theory & Application 

Flexible Cognitive Game Model Construction

Cognitive Lifestyle Effects on Player Development

VR & Simulators Role in Player Development

Cognitive Soccer Methodology 

Small, Medium & Large Area Possession & Positional Game-Based Training Models 

Positional Play

Supplemental Training Exercises 


 About Coach DiBernardo: 


Coach DiBernardo is a recognized expert in cognitive soccer coaching. His body of work includes consulting for Major League Soccer, European Pro Clubs, Europe's Trainers Magazine, Altinurdo FC in the Turkish Pro League, featured presenter at the International Congress of Neuroscience in Soccer in Spain, Soccer Summit Speaker, Guest on SiriusXMFC "The Coaching Academy", Championship Productions Soccer Series, and many other media outlets. Coach DiBernardo has won multiple college national championships on both the Men's & Women's side. 

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Instagram: @marcusdibernardo

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