Highlights of the episode:
- Intro and topic outline
- How to send a question in PLP Academy dashboard
- Annual Planning Program
- Training Load Prescription
- Conditioning Session
- Top 10 Tips for Coaches
- Where to find the Calendar in PLP Academy dashboard
Blog Post: Understanding Uncertainty & Complexity with Agile Periodization
Planning for any kind of project can be a daunting task. The complexity and uncertainty associated with the task is often overwhelming, resulting in paralysis from analysis. But there is a new way to approach planning – one that incorporates the concept of agile periodization. This novel concept provides a great framework to understand how should we make planning decisions when facing uncertainties and complexity.
What is Agile Periodization?
Agile periodization is the process of planning and executing an exercise program in line with its goals while allowing for changes as needed. It allows coaches to adjust their plans based on the feedback they get from their athletes or teams as well as data collected through testing, monitoring, and other forms of assessment. By using this method, coaches can ensure that their athletes are receiving the most effective training possible while at the same time taking into account any changes that may arise during the course of the program.
How does it differ from traditional planning?
Traditional planning approaches focus mainly on physiological considerations such as volume, intensity, rest periods, etc., but don’t take into account how uncertainty and complexity affect these parameters. As such, they often fail to provide an adequate solution for dealing with unexpected events or factors outside of our control. On the other hand, agile periodization takes these factors into consideration by accounting for risk management strategies and allowing for flexibility within our plans so that we can adjust them if needed based on feedback or other data-driven insights.
Why use Agile Periodization?
Agile periodization provides coaches with a way to make better decisions when faced with uncertain circumstances or complex scenarios. By taking into account risk management strategies and allowing for adjustments based on feedback or data-driven insights, coaches can create plans that are more resilient in nature and better suited to handle disruption or unforeseen events without sacrificing efficacy. Additionally, this approach allows coaches to develop an understanding of how different elements interact with each other which helps them identify areas where improvements can be made in order to achieve optimal performance levels.
Overall, agile periodization is a novel concept that provides great insight into how we should plan for projects in uncertain times or complex environments. It differs greatly from traditional approaches by taking into account risk management strategies and allowing for adjustments based on feedback or data-driven insights which makes it much more resilient in nature and better able to handle disruption or unforeseen events without sacrificing efficacy. Strength & Conditioning Coaches should consider incorporating this approach into their practice in order to better prepare themselves and their teams for success under any circumstance!