Prescribe the overall training load and periodization approach
Prescribe the overall training load and periodisation approach (20 marks)
You are required to periodise the training program for the entire 12-months, clearly defining the periodisation approach you have taken and justifying it with evidence from the literature. You should also clearly:
o Include all the components important to performance in your chosen sport (e.g. speed, strength, aerobic endurance, skills, etc)
o Justify why these are important
o Present the goal volume, intensity and skill proportions of training for every week of the full calendar year (using the annual plan).
• Provide a complete training program for three separate microcycles of your training program (50 marks)
This key component of the assignment requires you to clearly detail three differentmicrocycles from your annual program. These microcycles (generally 7-10 days) should come from three different training phases (e.g. General preparation, Specific preparation, Competition etc.). If you have only defined 2 phases, you must still include 3 microcycles. You must:
o Provide a complete plan for every aspect of training that will occur during that microcycle (e.g., conditioning, strength training, etc.).
o There must be enough detail to allow another coach to take your plan and implement precisely what you had intended.
o If there is a skill component you do not need to describe specific drills but must include a description of volume and intensity.
o Provide a clear rationale as to your training approach (can be in the justification document).
• Identify the testing protocols you will implement as part of your program (15 marks)
The tests that you will use during your 12-month program must be clearly defined and referenced. You will need to detail:
o Which tests will be conducted and at what times in your annual plan
o Provide a justification for your choices. This could entail a single line of text as well as a reference for common tests. However, if the choice is not “common”, further justification may be required.
o Provide expected “norms” for each capacity you assess with appropriate references and further explanation if required.
• Additional Requirements
o Provide a reference list of work you have cited in the project at the end of your justification document.
o Follow the instructions provided by your LIC carefully to do this.
o If you would like to use another software package for your programming, please seek approval from the LIC prior to beginning the assignment.