Encompasses the available preparation time preceding a major competition

Encompasses the available preparation time preceding

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Encompasses the available preparation time preceding a major competition Identifies all lead up competitions and major events prior to a major competition Provides an overview of what is to happen in terms of long-term training and preparation. Microcycle - are short training cycles containing specific details and usually cover a period of about 7-10 days.
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Allows for detailed planning and specific objectives to be achieved. Should include detailed information about frequency of training, intensity, duration and volume together with skills, activities, resistance training, etc. Used to focus on specific aspects of performance Used as building blocks to achieve macrocycle goals. Peaking - Peaking - the phase of training in which performance is optimised to meet the demands of a race, competition or series. Coaches and athletes should plan to peak at the most important stage of competition. Requires the athlete to have great general body conditioning, good sports specific condition and great skill execution with good strategies and tactics Athlete should also be mentally focused and have optimum arousal levels. Requires intense training (with gradual increases in volume and intensity) followed by tapering period. EG) an Olympian wants to peak during the Olympics, not during national or local events. Tapering - Tapering - the period immediately before competition when the volume and intensity of training is reduced. Allows tissue to rebuild and for the full replacement of energy stores Tapering after a quality preparation can bring about increases in strength and power → effect varies for differing athlete (ie. profound in swimming, less obvious in runners) Tapering allows the body to repair itself and reduces the risk of overtraining, while removing the threat of reversibility and a reduction in training benefits Tapering allows for a full recovering allowing the athlete to perform their best. EG) decreasing training loads prior to a grand final Sports-Specific Subphases - Sport Specific Subphases - the selection of what is focused on during the subphases of competition in order to cater for specific skills of sport. Provide an opportunity to target specific areas that require further development. EG) netball player need to have a micro and meso cycles that will focus on the skills of catching, passing and shooting, along with fitness components of speed, agility and power Students Learn About: Students Learn To: Elements to be considered when designing a training session - Health and safety considerations - Providing an overview of the session to athletes (goal-specific) - Warm up and cool down - Skill instruction and practice - Conditioning - Evaluation Examine different methods of structuring training sessions.
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