Highlights of the episode:
- Developing robust athletes
- Mistake #1 Intensity wearing off
- Mistake #2 Recovery culture
- Mistake #3 Max velocity exposure
- Mistake #4 Ability to train at max intensity
• Load management is essential to successful transition from pre-season to in-season loading, taking into account acute and chronic load when planning for athletes.
• Periodisation involves setting goals and structuring the load over time to create an effective plan tailored to individual athlete needs.
• Strength & conditioning exercises should be incorporated throughout the season for optimal performance.
• Coaches should stay flexible when transitioning and adjust plans based on individual athlete needs.
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Training above match intensity:
Exposure to above 95% of max velocity -2 or -3 days from game day is key to preventing hamstring strains
Determinants of hamstring fascicle length
A successful transition from pre-season to in-season loading relies on load management and periodisation. With load management, coaches must consider the load of each training session as well as the load over time across a week or month. This means taking into account both acute load (e.g., one-off workouts) and chronic load (multiple days or weeks) when planning for individual athletes or teams. Coaches must also consider an athlete’s physical and psychological responses to different loads throughout the season.
Periodisation is another key component of effective pre-season to in-season loading transitions. Periodisation involves setting goals, breaking them down into achievable phases that are tailored to the individual athlete’s needs, and structuring the load over time to create an effective plan. Using periodisation helps coaches ensure that athletes are properly prepared and conditioned for competition while also being aware of their physical limits.
To effectively transition from pre-season to in-season loading, coaches must be mindful of load management and periodisation as well as incorporating strength & conditioning exercises throughout the season. This will help ensure athletes remain healthy and perform at their highest level during the competitive season. It is important for coaches to stay flexible when transitioning between loadings, as each athlete’s needs may vary from one week or month to the next. With proper planning and load management, coaches can successfully transition from pre-season to in-season loading and maximize an athlete’s performance .