IM Exercise Adaptations for Training Soccer Players - Self-Study    


  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist

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Course Description
During this course we will explore the importance of focus, concentration, rhythm and timing, coordination, balance, motor planning and sequencing, and decision making; skills that are vital in any sports including soccer. Playing soccer requires several types of skills, including physical, mental and emotional. Some of these skills come naturally to some players but must be learned by others. Whether naturally skilled or not, all players must hone their soccer-playing skills to be competitive. Physical skills that must be learned and mastered in order to play competitive soccer include stamina, speed, strength, reaction, ability and coordination. Reaction and coordination are skills that typically come naturally, but can also be improved through extensive and repetitive practice. Game-specific skills need to be developed for soccer players to effectively play the game. Specific skills include dribbling, heading, passing and punting. When developing and refining dribbling skills, players use all parts of their feet to pass, change direction and kick the ball. Physical abilities come into play as players use their spatial awareness, peripheral vision, speed and agility to effectively play the game. Soccer requires several mental skills that enable players to understand the rules, formations, position responsibilities and objectives of the game. Players must exercise their mental skills to keep track of vital game information. IM training has the potential to fill the gap that currently exists between unique sporting skills such as these identified as necessary for peak performance.

An important aspect of combining IM training with regular sports programs, is identifying the unique requirements of the individual athlete’s performance through observation and analysis , then applying this knowledge to formulate a program specifically tailored to the individual’s needs. Previous research and documentation using the IM in sport, has focused primarily on a “one size fi

Contact hours are offered pending successful completion of a written exam at the end of the course.
Instructor(s) - One of the following:

Jodi Fulwood,  is a Sports Performance Consultant for Beyond Peak Performance, a company she created in 2006. She works with amateur, aspiring and elite athletes, using a range of brain training technologies and strategies, focusing primarily on the Interactive Metronome. Since her certification as an IM provider, Jodi has been working in the field of sports performance enhancement within Australia, Canada and China.

She has a Bachelor Degree of Applied Science in Exercise and Sport, from the University of South Australia. She is a certified provider of the Interactive Metronome (IM), has certificates in Sports Psychology and is practiced in neuro-programming strategies.

Jodi has experience working with various sporting athletes, including but not limited to tennis, hockey, volleyball and soccer players, wrestlers, swimmers and golfers. Athletic ability has ranged from amateur to Junior National level of competition. She has also worked with corporate executives and people recovering from TBI and stroke.

She has vast personal experience participating in a wide range of team and individual sports. Jodi has been a state representative in Netball, Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics and a national representative in Softball. Her extensive sporting background and participation in a wide diversity of sports, gives her a solid practical foundation, and the unique ability to analyze sporting skills, components and demands, in both individual and team environments. Her brain training programs are designed to work in collaboration with existing coaching, fitness and skills training programs. Together with coaching and management teams, she specializes in creating a holistic and integrated approach to elite sports training.

Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes the following professionals who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification Course.

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
*You must have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification course prior to attending this course.

Instructional Level:

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Observe and analyze the unique sporting movements and demands of soccer players;
  • Transfer the observations relating to ball game skills, movement and sporting demands into creative, simulating and challenging IM exercises;
  • Develop an individualized IM program for soccer players that is flexible, rigorous, skill-specific and challenging.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.


The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

Course Meets Requirements for:
  • 1.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.10 CEUs
PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Advanced course is offered for 1 contact hours/0.10 CEUs(Classification Codes - Domain of OT; OT Process: Intervention). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA..