CPPS COACHING MASTERY
The CPPS certification is the gold standard curriculum for strength coaches, personal trainers, athletic performance coaches, physical therapists, fitness enthusiasts, and those who want to change lives through fitness. Over the last 8 years, the CPPS curriculum has been recognized as the best certification in the industry by coaches all over the world and our global network of coaches continues to grow every single year!
The CPPS curriculum is the most practical and hands-on coaching certification in the industry today. It will change your training, give you systems to implement immediately, teach you how to help anyone who comes to you for help, and give you the confidence you’ve always dreamed of. You will become a better coach after completing any of the CPPS courses.
Unlike many other “certifications” (which are merely over-priced seminars) – our coaches do not get certified just by “showing up” and spending a weekend learning our proven training systems. For the level 1 CPPS certification, every coach must be able to prove that they’re able to properly apply what they’ve learned by meeting the course requirements of the CPPS exam and coaching videos.
If you want to change your life and have a business that grows with every single person you help, join us for an upcoming CPPS certification.
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A CPPS COACH
- CPPS Master’s Program – We are absolutely committed to continuous improvement and education, and through our new CPPS Master’s Program – every single CPPS coach will have access to online master’s classes from Industry leaders who are at the top of the industry. Not only that, the global CPPS trainer directly is the “YELP” of the fitness industry and will be your best marketing tool to help your business grow and give you instant respect in the industry.
- Wear Your Credentials with Pride – After you become a certified CPPS coach, you will be able to proudly display the CPPS seal on your website, your social media, your marketing materials, and your resume. When others see the CPPS seal, they know that you have made the commitment to continuing education and constant improvement through the CPPS “white belt mentality” of always learning. The CPPS seal sets you apart in the industry and gives you the credibility that no other organization can.
- Private Facebook Group – This is really trainer central and your home for the global CPPS community. Immediately upon successful completion of your CPPS exam you’ll be ushered into our private inner circle forum on Facebook. This forum is only available to the CPPS community and Industry leaders. Being part of the elite CPPS Inner Circle will allow you to interact with coaches all over the world so you can share ideas on training, ask for help with clients, and get suggestions for your business and business systems. Quite frankly, the global CPPS community has each other’s backs and will be there to help you with any questions you need answered!
- The Highest Standard – Easily the biggest benefit to being a CPPS Coach is the standard you’ll be held to. You’ll be arm-in-arm with the best coaches in the industry who are continually pushing to get better. Fitness is a lifelong journey, and when you have a community of like-minded professionals who want to help, you will grow as a trainer and your business will grow beyond your dreams – faster than you can imagine. There is no organization in the fitness industry that has a community like our global CPPS community.
COURSE: CPPS LEVEL 1
Register Now:To register now for the CPPS Level 1 certification, go to the main site here: www.cppsacademy.comCurriculum: The Level 1 CPPS certification is based on our complete Athletic Strength Development System – which is the curriculum for the CPPS course. You will be required to fully understand and be able to demonstrate, explain, and coach all training concepts and exercise techniques detailed in the CPPS curriculum when you attend the on-site course. In addition to the prescribed curriculum, each coach will be required to bring their own unique experiences to the certification during the coach’s hands-on practicals. Achieving CPPS Level 1: (On-site and online) Each coach is required to complete and pass the following:
- On-site: Successfully complete the two-day intensive CPPS Level 1 certification.
- Online: Successfully complete all CPPS certification video modules with your dashboard.
- Successfully complete the CPPS Level 1 Certification exam.
- Successfully complete the CPPS Level 1 Video Coaching Analysis.
CPPS CERTIFICATION – DAY 1
- Essentials of breathing fundamentals and mechanics.
- Bracing mechanics and optimal positioning.
- The basics of core training and the CPPS global approach
- How dysfunction affects core strength, stability, and posture.
- Fundamental movement patterns and corrections.
THE CPPS ATHLETIC ASSESSMENT
- The difference between passive and active assessments.
- Learning the CPPS passive assessments.
- Learning the CPPS active assessments.
- How the assessment drives the athlete’s program.
WARM-UP AND AUTOREGULATION
- The evolution of the warm-up and why it is critical for performance.
- Common warm-up mistakes when you don’t have a system.
- How to improve fluidity of your warm-up movements.
- How to structure the warm-up according to the athlete’s initial assessment.
- How to structure an athlete’s warm-up to improve performance immediately
CPPS CERTIFICATION – DAY 2
ATHLETIC POWER TRAINING
- The role maximal strength plays in power development.
- Learn the most important factors for developing power.
- Advanced plyometrics and medicine ball training.
- Volume considerations when training for power.
- How, when, and where to incorporate “ballistics” into your program.
- Power specificity and Verkhoshansky’s Principle of Dynamic Correspondence.
- Integration of power training into training systems
- Contrast Training guidelines and best exercise pairings for guaranteed results
SPEED TRAINING LECTURE/PRACTICAL
- How to improve speed and get your athletes faster!
- Learn the difference between acceleration and max velocity.
- Training for speed vs. “conditioning” – what’s the difference?
- Energy system considerations and sport-specific conditioning.
- Learn how to identify flaws in sprinting technique and correct them through strength, flexibility and coaching cues.
- Proper Acceleration mechanics and fool-proof drills to develop lightning fast athletes.
- The role maximum velocity plays in most team sports and how/when to train for it.
- The truth behind “agility” training.
STRENGTH TRAINING PRACTICAL
- Barbell training essentials and the ‘BIG 3’ barbell lifts.
- Fundamental movement patterns and corrections to improve technique for barbell training.
- Bracing for strength training.
- How to improve technique and position for strength training.
- Learn the CPPS Assessment to Performance model.
- The global overview of how all CPPS training concepts ‘fit together’ to help guide your programs.
- Learn the CPPS program design model and the essential phases of each workout in any program.
COURSE: CPPS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION
Register Now:To register now for the CPPS Level 2 certification, go to the main site here: www.cppsacademy.com/masteryCurriculum:The Level 2 CPPS certification curriculum is found in the Resources section of your personal dashboard. Achieving CPPS Level 2: Each coach is required to complete and pass the following:
- Successfully complete all CPPS Level 2 certification video modules in your dashboard.
Advanced Pre-Movement Preparation
MODULE 1: Jill Miller – Advanced Soft-Tissue Strategies
MODULE 2: Advanced Mobility Drills
MODULE 3: Advanced CPPS Warm-up Protocol
MODULE 4: Advanced CPPS Athletic Assessment and Correctives
Advanced Strength Development
MODULE 5: Advanced Strength Training – Bands Application
MODULE 6: Advanced Strength Training – Chain Application
MODULE 7: The Best Supplemental Exercises to Build the ‘Big 3’ Barbell Lifts
Advanced Power Development
MODULE 8: Advanced Contrast Training – The Top 7 Pairings for Real World Results
MODULE 9: The Top 5 Power Exercises for Real World Results
MODULE 10: Extensive Jumps vs. Plyometrics
Advanced Speed Development
MODULE 11: Advanced Strength Training Methods for Blazing Speed
MODULE 12: The Great 8 Top Acceleration Drills for Blazing Speed
MODULE 13: The Evolution of Prowler Training
MODULE 14: The Most Over-Rated Speed Drill
Advanced Program Design
MODULE 15: Simple Block Periodization
MODULE 16: Energy System Training Made Easy
MODULE 17: Sport Specific Conditioning Guidelines
MODULE 18: How to Program Indicator Exercises
MODULE 19: Advanced Program Design [Fillers, Auto-Regulation, Intra-Workout Resets]
MODULE 20: Advanced CPPS Progression / Regression Model
MODULE 21: Effective Group Training Guidelines
Sport Performance Psychology
MODULE 22: Mark Divine – Visualization
MODULE 23: Mark Divine – Importance of Early Athletics
MODULE 24: Mark Divine – Inner Drive
Sports Performance – Nutrition
MODULE 25: Mike Dolce – Performance Nutrition
MODULE 1: ADVANCED SOFT-TISSUE STRATEGIES (WITH JILL MILLER)
Get an exclusive look inside Jill Miller’s private seminar at the Onnit Academy. Learn her Yoga Tune-up system and how you can apply it quickly and easily into your facility and your own personal training. Jill dives into deep breathing mechanics, releasing fascial slings, and her world famous “gut smashing” techniques. These advanced soft-tissue drills and strategies can completely change your self-myofascial release approach and immediately change how well you breathe and recover.
RUN TIME : 01:50:46
MODULE 2: ADVANCED MOBILITY DRILLS (WITH STEVE MAXWELL)
Discover Steve Maxwell’s legendary approach to a lifetime of better movement and real-world mobility drills with this inside look at his complete “5 Joint Reset” protocol. These drills, exercise, and “flows” will be the missing link your warm-ups and recovery sessions need to revitalize your programming and set yourself up for a lifetime of fitness.
RUN TIME : 01:23:35
MODULE 3: ADVANCED CPPS WARM-UP PROTOCOL
Filmed at DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy, in this Module you will learn how you can quickly create super effective warm-ups in 5 minutes or less! The comprehensive CPPS Warm-up Protocol template leaves no stone unturned and will give you the critical 8 components that every effective warm-up must have to ensure each training session is the absolute best it can be. Never just throw a bunch of random exercise together again, simply plug-and-play AND go train!
RUN TIME : 35:53
MODULE 4: ADVANCED CPPS ATHLETIC ASSESSMENT AND CORRECTIVES
Building on the foundation of the CPPS Athletic Assessment, Module 4 dives deeper into the most effective exercises, drills, and techniques to restore an athlete’s posture and movement – and unlock their performance potential. We’ve said it countless times during the certification, “Always Be Assessing!” but the big question is, after the assessment, what do you do next? Module 4 gives you these next steps and how you can integrate the proven correctives directly into your training sessions.
RUN TIME : 21:41
MODULE 5: ADVANCED STRENGTH TRAINING – BANDS APPLICATION
Utilizing elastic bands in your programming can give your athletes the edge when you are trying to take their strength and power to the next level. Unfortunately, most coaches don’t know the basics of setting the bands up properly to ensure it doesn’t throw the athlete out of their ‘groove’ and destroy their technique. The critical step-by-step setup instructions in Module 5 will ensure your advanced strength training programs will build legendary levels of power and explosive athletes!
RUN TIME : 06:45
MODULE 6: ADVANCED STRENGTH TRAINING – CHAINS APPLICATION
Most trainers are utilizing accommodating resistance all wrong! Find out how to setup chains the right way for your heavy strength training sessions, including the big barbell lifts to help ‘mimic your athlete’s strength curve’, create more strength and power, and develop reactive stability.
RUN TIME : 06:02
MODULE 7: THE BEST SUPPLEMENTAL EXERCISES TO BUILD THE ‘BIG 3’ BARBELL LIFTS
Never be frustrated again when searching for the most effective supplemental and accessory lifts to make the biggest difference in building better position, better technique, and bigger numbers for the bench press, squat, and deadlift. The real “Art of Coaching” is being able to determine where each individual athlete is lacking in strength and where the ‘energy leaks’ appear in the primary strength training movement patterns. In Module 7, we take out all of the guesswork and show you exactly how to perform the most effective supplemental lifts that really work!
RUN TIME : 56:26
MODULE 8: ADVANCED CONTRAST TRAINING – THE TOP 7 PAIRINGS FOR REAL WORLD RESULTS
In Module 8, we take out all of the guesswork for contrast training and make it simple and easy-to-apply! Developing strength and power for elite athletes can be a very complicated process. In the Level 1 CPPS certification, we taught all of the principles for incorporating contrast training into your programming – now we give you the actual workouts! In this exclusive video module, we show our absolute 7 best, proven-to-deliver -results contrast training pairings that get insane results for your athletic strength development programs.
RUN TIME : 36:14
MODULE 9: THE TOP 5 POWER EXERCISES FOR REAL WORLD RESULTS
Explosive power development is the name of the game. On the field, on the court, or on the ice – the best-of-the-best can express insane level of power with every play. Never again waste your time with useless exercises that are dangerous and don’t work! Get our best-of-the-best power drills that are proven to develop explosive power and take your athletes to another level. In Module 9, we categorize and list the most effective exercises we’ve used over the years with our athletes and show you how they fit into the power development fundamentals protocol detailed in the CPPS Level 1 certification.
RUN TIME : 27:20
MODULE 10: EXTENSIVE JUMPS VS. PLYOMETRICS
In Module 10, learn the secret “bridge” between jump training and true plyometrics as Cameron Josse runs through his exclusive jumps vs. plyometrics presentation and gives you an exclusive look a the critical factors for creating explosive athletes at DeFranco’s Gym. Find out the difference between low intensity jumps and high intensity plyometrics, the optimal volume for jump training, why and how the stretch shortening cycle works, the best auxiliary jump training methods, and much more!
BONUS: Industrial Strength Show: Epic Vertical Jump Q/A
RUN TIME : 14:38
MODULE 11: ADVANCED STRENGTH TRAINING METHODS FOR BLAZING SPEED
Discover the #1 factor for running faster and getting the most out of every single speed training session. Here’s a hint, it is super simple and you can train it! Find out why MSF is more important than overall force production for developing blazing speed! Plus, if you train strength the wrong way, it can actually make you slower – make sure you don’t mess this up!
RUN TIME : 19:55
MODULE 12: THE GREAT 8 TOP ACCELERATION DRILLS FOR BLAZING SPEED
The best-kept secret for acceleration training and developing blazing speed, Joe D. reveals his top 8 drills to improve first step quickness, increase force productions, and make your athletes the fastest on the field. Find out how ‘training slow’ will improve your real-world linear speed and the weird starting position that will give you the advantage from the very first step. Discover the most important sprint start to fire up the all important ‘stretch reflex’ and look like a speed training guru when your athletes are the standouts on the team!
BONUS: Industrial Strength Show: 11 Common Speed Training Mistakes
RUN TIME : 22:28
MODULE 13: THE EVOLUTION OF PROWLER TRAINING
Get exclusive access to Joe D.’s ground-breaking presentation – ‘The Evolution of Prowler Training’ – and discover how to truly unlock your athlete’s speed potential. Gone are the days of the ‘prowler flu!’ See how Joe D. utilizes the prowler to slow down speed mechanics and optimize the proper joint angles, prevent over striding, and enhance ground force production. Time to ‘slow down’ to get fast!
RUN TIME : 01:35:59
MODULE 14: THE MOST OVER-RATED SPEED TRAINING DRILL
You can stop wondering if one of the most ‘popular’ speed training drills are really improving your athlete’s ability to run fast or are you’re just spinning your wheels. You’ll be surprised because you might have been lied to when you find out this drill isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Find out why this drill is an unrealistic ‘rehearsal’ of sprinting mechanics and will prevent your athletes from getting proper leg drive or optimal force production.
RUN TIME : 05:57
MODULE 15: SIMPLE BLOCK PERIODIZATION
In the latest module in the Athletic Performance Series, Director of Sports Performance at DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy, Cameron Josse gives you an easy-to-understand overview of block periodization and how to apply it in your programs for the greatest impact in your long-term program design. Cameron is a master at explaining complex concepts simply so you can actually use the information right now and make a big difference in the effectiveness of your workouts.
RUN TIME : 41:21
MODULE 16: ENERGY SYSTEM TRAINING MADE EASY
In this unbelievably comprehensive module, Cameron Josse removes the confusion around the energy systems and how to train specifically to improve athletic performance for your athletes. Gain an understanding of why the aerobic system is absolutely critical for improving your power capacity and maximal power output. Discover which energy system is the least taxing on the body but most productive in terms of energy production and which ones are most damaging on the body!
RUN TIME : 01:24:10
MODULE 17: SPORT SPECIFIC ENERGY SYSTEM GUIDELINES
Can you answer the most important questions about incorporating sport-specific energy system training into your programs? After the real-world approach you will learn in Module 17, you will! Joe D. shows how time-motion analysis is the key to you creating better and more efficient workouts and it doesn’t involve over-complicated formulas or hard-to-understand science to truly achieve better conditioning results with your athletes. Also, don’t waste your time with the flawed testing routines that most coaches fall for and just end up destroying their athletes for no reason. (Hint, you’ll never find an easier, more sure-fire way to create sport-specific conditioning routines!)
RUN TIME : 16:24
MODULE 18: HOW TO PROGRAM INDICATOR EXERCISES
If you don’t clearly define your indicator exercises, you’ll never know if your program is working! In this essential module, Joe D. reveals his top ‘indicator exercises’ for athletes and why they are critical for monitoring and tracking your athletes’ strength and power development progress. In this comprehensive video module, you’ll learn Joe D.’s top lower body strength, upper body strength, relative strength, power, and speed indicator exercises!
RUN TIME : 28:40
MODULE 19: ADVANCED PROGRAM DESIGN
After a combined over 40 years of training knowledge, we have taken the most misunderstood aspect athletic development and made it SUPER SIMPLE. Module 19 is the one module that brings all training concepts together and gives you a high-level overview of how you can create the most effective workouts you’ve ever written. Get familiar with the CPPS program design model with a quick overview and then head into the new CPPS warm-up protocol, understanding fillers and intraworkout resets, and then bring it all together with the final program template design.
BONUS: Industrial Strength Show: How to Write Effective Training Programs
RUN TIME : 34:13
MODULE 20: THE ADVANCED CPPS PROGRESSION AND REGRESSION PROTOCOL
The worst coaches in the world begin training their athletes by just throwing a bar on their back without any thought of if they are ready or even able to perform the lift through a full range of motion with control. This is just a recipe for disaster and a career-ending injury! There is a progression and regression to every lift you have your athletes perform in the gym and the real key is determining what variation is best for each athlete right now. With the CPPS Progression and Regression model, we show you how to ‘build your baseline and progression/regression database’ so that you always know where to take the athlete for optimal training in every workout!
RUN TIME : 38:23
MODULE 21: EFFECTIVE GROUP TRAINING GUIDELINES
How to optimize and individualize group training sessions is one of the most common questions we get on our blogs, emails, and across social media. Joe D. details the key indicators that he uses to drive how he changes each group training session for each athlete and why this is critical to their short-term and long-term development. Learn how ‘pre-warm-ups’ and ‘assistant coaches’ are the difference between you running around like crazy during the session or creating a well-oiled system.
RUN TIME : 29:46
MODULE 22: IMPORTANCE OF EARLY ATHLETICS
Owner of SEALFit and NYT best selling author, Mark Divine, reveals the importance of early athletics for instilling comprehensive movement skills and a life-long love of training. Learn the importance of developing durability and longevity in training and why multi-disciplinary early development will prepare young athletes for better performance and success in the future.
RUN TIME : 05:34
MODULE 23: INNER DRIVE
Take a stand in your life and take back control! In Module 23, Mark discusses how, even with a busy life and hectic family schedule, you CAN and MUST make fitness a priority. Can you make the right decisions to create the right structure in your daily routine to set yourself up for success? This is an important module to help you understand the mindset of high achievers and how you can implement it for yourself and your athletes.
RUN TIME : 04:48
MODULE 24: VISUALIZATION
In this ground-breaking module, Mark helps you unlock your potential and dive deeper into the mindset of champions and what it takes to succeed. What you visualize in your mind and turn your focus towards can completely change your performance on the field and in your life. Will you succeed at a high level, the way you’ve always imagined? Or will you lose your potential by falling into the common traps most athletes face when trying to set goals and take meaningful action toward these goals.
RUN TIME : 06:01
MODULE 25: THE ‘CORE 4’ PERFORMANCE NUTRITION PRINCIPLES
Mike Dolce, creator of the Dolce Diet and 3-time World MMA Trainer of the Year, has created his winning formula for high-level performance with elite athletes through his ‘CORE 4’ nutritional principles. Speaking exclusively with Joe D., Mike reveals how the award-winning principles have been forged and optimized through the years through the world champions he has helped. Mike delivers his passionate philosophy of staying a “white belt” in the game and always looking to learn more about how to improve as a coach and how you deliver better results for your athletes.
BONUS: Industrial Strength Show: Exclusive Mike Dolce Interview
RUN TIME : 01:16:51
COURSE: CPPS FOOTBALL CERTIFICATION
- Successfully complete all CPPS Football certification video modules in your dashboard.
Module 1: CPPS Football Certification Philosophy with Yearly Plan
RECOVERY / RESTORATION
Module 2: Managing In-Season Stress and Recovery
Module 3: Breathing Resets for Optimal Recovery
Module 4: Advanced Breathing Protocols for Restoration | Brian MacKenzie
Module 5: Critical Mobility Strategies for Football Players
Module 6: Movement and Training for a Longevity | Steve Maxwell
Module 7: Advanced Shoulder Rehab / Warm-up Protocols | Donnie Thompson
Module 8: Advanced Ankle / Foot Restoration Protocols | Donnie Thompson
Module 9: Optimal Hydration Strategies for Camp
Module 10: Strength Training Fundamentals: Mastering the “Big 3” Barbell Lifts
Module 11: The Best Supplemental Lifts to the “Big 3” Barbell Lifts
Module 12: Strength Training for the Neck | Mike Jolly
EXPLOSIVE POWER, SPEED, AND AGILITY
Module 13: Improving Linear Speed and Acceleration for Team Sport Athletes
Module 14: Top 8 Acceleration Drills for Team Sport Athletes
Module 15: Top Real World Agility Drills
MASTERING THE COMBINE TESTS
Module 16: Overview of the Combine Tests
Module 17: Linear Speed Analysis – Acceleration vs. Max Velocity Sprint Mechanics
Module 18: 40-Yard Dash (Original)
Module 19: 40-Yard Dash (with Updated Stance)
Module 20: The Vertical Jump
Module 21: The 20-Yard Shuttle
Module 22: The 3-Cone Drill
Module 23: The Bench Press (Original)
Module 24: The Bench Press (with Updated Philosophy)
Module 25: The Broad Jump
Module 26: Strategies for Effectively Training Large Groups
Module 27: Outfitting Your High School / Collegiate / Pro Weight Room
Module 28: The Importance of Neutral Priming for Performance
Module 29: Developing Effective Warm-up Protocols for Training vs. Game Time
Module 30: Practical Energy System Training for Football
Module 31: Football Conditioning Favorites
Module 32: Regressions and Progressions Protocols for Optimizing Workouts
Module 33: Programming Considerations for Quarterbacks
Module 34: Bonus – NFL | Sample Training Week for Combine
Module 35: Bonus – NFL | In-Season Full Body Recovery Workout
Module 36: Bonus – NFL | Horsepower Workout
Module 37: Bonus – NFL | Game Speed Workout
Module 38: Bonus – NFL | Brute Strength Workout
Module 39: Bonus – NFL | Pro Maker 2.0 Workout
Resource 1 | Evolution of Prowler Training Presentation
Resource 2 | The WS4SB3 Program
Resource 3 | The SB911 Program
Resource 4 | In-Season Training for Football Players Audiobook
Resource 5 | Breathing 101: The Art of Breath Protocol Presentation