MODERN COACHING THEORY - TRAINING PHYSICAL CAPACITIES: 3 HOUR WORKSHOP MODULES
This is a series of three-hour workshops that feature individual topics that involve the latest theory and practical applications of aspects of physical conditioning in sports. Interested parties can select one or more of these modules to form a package of presentations. In essence, this is a partial, but more in-depth, opportunity to involved the topics that are discussed in Workshop 13, The theory and practice of maximizing training for sports.
The major principles developed in the text Training for sports and fitness by Brent S. Rushall and Frank S. Pyke are augmented by the most recent research findings. That information constitutes the central focus of the presentations.
Coaches, athletes, and students of sport science.
MODULE 1 - OVERLOAD, RESPONSES, AND RECOVERY
- Generalized responses to training.
- The principle of overload and its application to conditioning.
- The principle of recovery: its programming and importance.
- Features of programming to maximize training.
- Training limits.
MODULE 2 - THE PRINCIPLE OF SPECIFICITY
- The destruction of many accepted training practices.
- The case for specificity.
- What studies have revealed with elite athletes.
- There is a role for general training - it is where it occurs in the annual plan that counts.
- Programming general and specific training.
MODULE 3 - ENDURANCE TRAINING
- Three types of endurance.
- Endurance for what events?
- Changes that prolong participation.
- Programming alternatives to achieve specific effects.
- Measuring endurance adaptation.
- Measuring overtraining.
MODULE 4 - STRENGTH TRAINING
- Basic constraints for the development of strength.
- The principle of specificity.
- Implications for programming strength work.
MODULE 5 - POWER AND SPEED TRAINING
- The nature of power and speed work.
- Faulty strategies for developing power and speed.
- What is possible to achieve.
- Programming work that will improve power and speed.
MODULE 6 - TEAM SPORT TRAINING
- Mixing skill, tactical, physical, and psychological training.
- A year-round plan.
- Change and maintenance training for physical capacities.
- Minimizing the effects of excessive competitive schedules.
- A planning model.
MODULE 7 - PLANNING TRAINING SESSIONS, MICROCYCLES, AND MACROCYCLES
- The scheduling of activities within a training session.
- The frequency of presentation of training stimuli for various physical capacities.
- The basic concept of the microcycle and how it differs to traditional western training methods.
- Macrocycles, training objectives, and training decisions.
MODULE 8 - PLANNING A TRAINING YEAR
- Training phases for an annual plan.
- The scheduling of activities within phases.
- Developmental changes over years and their effects on the annual plan.
- The role of evaluation in the annual plan.
- Decisions involved in the annual plan.
MODULE 9 - PLANNING A SPORTING CAREER
- The implications of growth and development on training physical capacities.
- The priority and timing of capacity development.
- Skill versus conditioning versus psychological training.
- Planning decisions.
Each module is accompanied by a listing of the major factors that are discussed. It is advisable that participants purchase and read a copy of Training for sports and fitness. The presentation will augment much of that book's content. Time will be allocated for questions and answers.
Rushall, B. S., & Pyke, F. S. (1990). Training for sports and fitness. Melbourne, Australia: Macmillan Educational.
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