FBS International Course

Delivered through a multifaced approach, using a combination of the interactive online learning platform, live webinar sessions and onsite practical sessions, this advanced qualification immerses attendees in FBS theory and it’s practical translations.

Suitable for: Sporting Professionals, such as Physiotherapists and Coaches, who want to gain a deep understanding of complex non-linear dynamics in sport to apply to training and coaching.

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This hybrid course focuses on the strength and conditioning of high-performance athletes using the theory outlined in Frans Bosch’s latest books, building specifically upon motor learning and control.


  • Understand the Constraint Led Approach and transfer this knowledge into exercises and training settings.
  • Understand the mechanisms of specificity and transfer of training.
  • Understand how feedback works and can organise training and rehabilitation in such a way that representative design in exercises and the learning process is guaranteed.
  • Understand self-organisation and its effects from intramuscular processes to muscle cooperation to bigger components of movement to total contextual patterns.
  • Understand deep rules of motor control and know how to determine these in movement.
  • Understand the search rules for attractors and how to apply these in movement analysis.
  • Gain knowledge of all the systems involved in motor control, feedback and intrinsic learning, and how to apply these in rehabilitation and training.
  • Be able to use phase transitions in rehabilitation and training in order to accelerate the learning process.
  • Demonstrate each topic of content in training or rehabilitation.


It is essential that attendees have read Frans Bosch’s “Strength Training and Coordination” prior to the commencement of this course. It is also strongly recommended to read and study “Anatomy of Agility” as this training aims to develop existing knowledge to a high level, and having read the books is a pre-requisite for a successful learning project.

Online Learning

Module 1

  • Decentralised control and self-organisation.
  • Shortcomings of brain centralised models for training practice.
  • Bottom-up control in sports movements.
  • Constraints led approach and its application in training and physiotherapy.

Module 2

  • Deep rules of motor control.
  • “Minimum” principles of the motor system in running.
  • Specificity and overload in training.
  • Individuality in programming.
  • Search rules for finding attractors in movement.
  • Phase transitions.
  • Phases in kicking and throwing.
  • Phase transitions and injury prevention.

Module 3

  • Motor learning and sports settings.
  • Sensory information and specificity.
  • The role of direct perception.
  • Forces vs postures as a basis for skill acquisition and rehabilitation.
  • Feedback, intention and focus on coaching.
  • Triggers for (motor) skill learning.
  • Learning settings in sport.
  • Intrinsic learning toolbox.

Onsite Sessions

The onsite practicals, hosted by Teun Thomassen and other experts in the field, will consist of 2 full, consecutive days at Queen’s Sport PEC, Queen’s University Belfast.

It will involve the translation and practical application of the concepts into training and coaching, and will give delegates the opportunity to discuss their own case studies and engage in a live Q+A session.

Avail of one of our Split Payment Plans to pay your fee in 2 or 4 installments. Payments can be made via bank transfer or over the phone.

Payment Plan 1:

25% non-refundable deposit upon booking and 3 additional instalments of 25%.

Payment Plan 2:

50% non-refundable deposit upon booking and a further instalment of 50%.

Please email us, or call 028 9073 5273 for more information or assistance.

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Standard Rate

£1800 (including VAT)


Online Learning

Learners can complete module theory at their own convenience on FBS’s learning platform.

Each module will conclude with a live Q&A webinar session.


Online Q&As (2pm – 5pm GMT):

Zoom Webinar

Friday 26th May 2023

Friday 9th June 2023

Friday 23rd June 2023


Onsite Learning (9am – 5pm):

Queen’s University Belfast

Saturday 8th July 2023

Sunday 9th July 2023

47 Hours of Content