Certificate in Periodisation & Planning of Training

£60.00

This certificate looks at how best to prepare and plan the yearly training and competition programme for sports in general. We study various forms of the periodisation methods and lead the coach to implement the best practice in relation to his or her situation. We also look at the importance of the recovery process in fitness as well as at tapering and its vital role in peaking for performance.

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In this course we look at how best to prepare and plan the yearly training and competition programme for sports in general. We study various forms of the periodisation methods and lead the coach to implement the best practice in relation to his or her situation. We also look at the importance of the recovery process in fitness as well as at tapering and its vital role in peaking for performance.

  • Module introduction – 4 PDF documents
  • Resource notes
  • A total of 21 lectures in PDF format, available to download and print
  • 3 multiple-choice activities

You will achieve 4 REPs Continued Professional Development (CPD) points upon completion of this module.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
This course covers the whole area of periodisation and how to apply it to your sport. However other parallel issues are also addressed such as methods of monitoring the workload of the players at training, monitoring fitness, understanding the importance of recovery and how to plan the peaking performance process for special games or competitions. All of these are aspects of planning that are necessary for the team manager to know and understand to ensure that he or she gets the best performance out of the team on a regular basis The module 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.

Over-training or incorrect training programming can be a contributing factor to many injuries in young players. When developing a season or annual training plan for the team, there is a very basic process that can be followed to ensure that consideration is taken to minimise many of the factors which could bring about injuries and poor form.

This course starts by examining the history of periodisation and how this important aspect of coaching has developed. The concept of planning has existed for many years but the greatest influence has come from Eastern Europe and so it is important that we examine the language of periodisation. In many ways it is a language of its own. We then follow up by delving into the basic principles behind the concept of planning and periodisation in sports coaching.

The course then turns our attention to 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. For this reason the module introduces us to some of the classical periodisation models which have been used to good effect over the years. This is to ensure that you, the manager or coach, become familiar with the many various ways to achieve the annual training and performance goals by manipulating the training process in a positive and beneficial manner. This section concludes by introducing us to a modern version of planning which is referred to as “The Team Sports Periodisation Model”.

At this stage it must be recalled that the initial plan was designed for individual sports, and so it is important that we are aware that adjustments need to be made for the team sports player. This leads to a very interesting topic called the limitations of periodised planning. As the original concept was used solely for the planning of development, recovery and adaptation of strength development and performance in weight lifting mainly, this naturally poses conflicting demands on the whole concept.

Most sports demand that several components of fitness are developed simultaneously. In order to ensure that this objective can be attained, we look at the part that recovery, downloading and tapering of training can contribute to the interests of team sports and thus bring reality to the notion of planning. In this regards the importance to sequence the components of fitness in training is important. In one training unit the emphasis can be on one component, while in the next unit focus can be on a different component and thus team training can be progressed positively.

An important aspect of solid planning is the ability of the coach to monitor individual player’s workloads to ensure that the outcome is progressive. To this end we look at the scientific support for our theories and present you with the opportunity to evaluate the whole concept of periodisation and planning. During the first few weeks of study the content will have a theoretical basis but, later, the module will change tack and we now outline a clear plan for you to design and plan effective yearly training for your team.

The first step is how to design the type of plan which will suit your sport and suit your environment – level and skill of the players, fitness needs for the standard of play etc. All of these and more must be considered to help you decide on the type of plan you need. The module looks at the pre-plans tasks that you have to consider, helps you tick as many boxes as possible before making out the actual yearly work-load and plan. Finally we end up looking at field sports in general and how best to design a plan for your sport.

In the next phase of this module we look at the important concept of recovery and the important part it plays 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. We hope you will take a keen interest in this section. While coaches must know how to implement various fitness programmes are delivered, without understanding the place of and the various types of recovery, one’s knowledge could indeed be classified as incomplete if not poor.

Another topic in the module looks at the very interesting topic of tapering and peaking for performance. We look at the principles of tapering and how to implement them with the training of the team. The final section of the module looks at the important issue of monitoring the fitness levels of the team and its players. We present quite a few fitness tests for speed, endurance and strength development which a manger can use to conduct fitness tests. The variety of tests should ensure that tests suitable to most team sports are included.

As with all the certificates of the course, this course aims to upgrade your knowledge on the theory and practice of periodisation and planning in general and specifically as it applies to one’s chosen sport. We hope your management and indeed one’s coaching skills will be enhanced by what you will learn.