This module content introduces coaches to planning and periodisation of training in general and how to apply it to one’s chosen sport.
The module content aims to make the coach aware that appropriate programming is necessary for improving performance but it is also essential for reducing the risk of injury to the athletes/players in general. We examine the physiological and scientific basis, background and rationale for periodisation. This includes the objectives that are necessary for producing a yearly plan, the over-training syndrome and how it can assist the development of the young player. It must be accepted that an annual training programme is necessary to maximize performance. The main objective of training is to reach a high level of performance at a given time, usually the main competition of the year, based on correct development of athletic shape.
we examine how one can monitor individual athlete/player’s workloads to ensure that the outcome is progressive. To this end we look at the scientific support for our theories and present the opportunity to evaluate the whole concept of periodisation and planning. Students and coaches are introduced to the important concept of recovery and the important part it plays for improving performance and in achieving success. We look at a series of recovery strategies and evaluate them all – even down to the part played by sleep in the strength and conditioning process. Finally we look at the very interesting topic of tapering. We look at the principles of tapering and how to implement them in your coaching.
The following topics covered in this course are:
This course is delivered in modular format.
As soon as you gain entry to the course all the course content is accessible.
The course will contain a series of topics. We encourage participants to study them in the order presented.
Course Assessment must be attempted before the final 5 days of enrolment.
Assessment for the course is by MCQ. This MCQ contains 20 questions.
Each question will have 4 possible answers.
Some questions will have more than one correct answer.
A MCQ can only be attempted ONCE. It is your responsibility to ensure that mobile phones are turned-off and you should seek to be alone for the duration of the MCQ.
The MCQ for this course can take up to 45 minutes.
In the case of failing an MCQ arrangements will be made to allow a second attempt.
As soon as you have submitted the Course MCQ, you are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have completed the course.
Certificates will be posted out within 10 days of successful course completion
Each participant is enrolled for 60 days and are given this period in which to complete the course and the end of course assessment.
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