E-book: back to competition

We all want to do the best we can. Coach, athlete, parents, volunteers, etc. always have the best intentions for developing (young) players. The preparation phase is crucial throughout the entire season. This is where the foundation is being built for the rest of the year. Are we exaggerating? We think not, and here is why. 


What is the goal throughout the season? Unlocking your players’ talents and win as many games as possible. A well structured preparation phase is the first step towards that goal. Not only will you be likely to win more games, but also prevent injury, by laying the foundation the right way. 


If you want all info (which we obviously highly recommend) you can read it in our e-book. We also provide a quick summary without getting into too much detail here. 


Download your copy of the e-book
here.


General guideline


As a general guideline, you can use the following steps to gradually increase the load on your players. 


1. Start with low volume & low-intensity training (short sessions, low number 

of executions, limit explosive actions) 

2. Slowly increase intensity (controlled explosive actions, but limited 

number of actions) 

3. Slowly increase volume and start adding unexpected elements in game- like situations (higher number of actions and longer sessions, as well as more unpredictable explosive actions) 

4. Further increase volume and intensity in game-like situations 


Periodization framework

A player or athlete can’t be on top of his game all year-round. So it’s important to keep in mind which phase the athlete is in, to decide how to train. 

The preparation phase is the focus of our e-book, so we go more in depth about the phases within the preparation phase. Sounds complicated? No worries, we explain it step by step in the e-book.

Eccentric training

Jump higher, sprint faster? Then don’t forget about eccentric training. Concentric training might be considered most effective, but a lot of sports performance professionals agree that eccentric training has a high impact on these elements. 

Aerobic vs. anaerobic training

It’s important to keep in mind that coaches should impose corresponding stresses on metabolic systems to those experienced during match-play. Both are obviously important, but which system to activate when? 

Avoid motor errors 

Every movement players make is stored in their brains. Think about running technique, jumping technique, or passing technique. After a while, these movements are executed without having to think about them. Often, little mistakes are made when executing these movements. 


Which types of motor errors are there and more importantly, how do you fix them? We lay out the most common errors and solutions. 

Improve decision making

In most team sports that involve a ball or opponents, the decisional involvement is very high. Compared to a marathon runner for example, a soccer player has to make a lot more decisions. Thus, the decisions players make have a big impact on the results of the entire team.

Decision making is something you can train. How? Check out the last chapter of our e-book.

Download your copy of the e-book via this link


E-book: back to competition

We all want to do the best we can. Coach, athlete, parents, volunteers, etc. always have the best intentions for developing (young) players. The preparation phase is crucial throughout the entire season. This is where the foundation is being built for the rest of the year. Are we exaggerating? We think not, and here is why. 


What is the goal throughout the season? Unlocking your players’ talents and win as many games as possible. A well structured preparation phase is the first step towards that goal. Not only will you be likely to win more games, but also prevent injury, by laying the foundation the right way. 


If you want all info (which we obviously highly recommend) you can read it in our e-book. We also provide a quick summary without getting into too much detail here. 


Download your copy of the e-book
here.


General guideline


As a general guideline, you can use the following steps to gradually increase the load on your players. 


1. Start with low volume & low-intensity training (short sessions, low number 

of executions, limit explosive actions) 

2. Slowly increase intensity (controlled explosive actions, but limited 

number of actions) 

3. Slowly increase volume and start adding unexpected elements in game- like situations (higher number of actions and longer sessions, as well as more unpredictable explosive actions) 

4. Further increase volume and intensity in game-like situations 


Periodization framework

A player or athlete can’t be on top of his game all year-round. So it’s important to keep in mind which phase the athlete is in, to decide how to train. 

The preparation phase is the focus of our e-book, so we go more in depth about the phases within the preparation phase. Sounds complicated? No worries, we explain it step by step in the e-book.

Eccentric training

Jump higher, sprint faster? Then don’t forget about eccentric training. Concentric training might be considered most effective, but a lot of sports performance professionals agree that eccentric training has a high impact on these elements. 

Aerobic vs. anaerobic training

It’s important to keep in mind that coaches should impose corresponding stresses on metabolic systems to those experienced during match-play. Both are obviously important, but which system to activate when? 

Avoid motor errors 

Every movement players make is stored in their brains. Think about running technique, jumping technique, or passing technique. After a while, these movements are executed without having to think about them. Often, little mistakes are made when executing these movements. 


Which types of motor errors are there and more importantly, how do you fix them? We lay out the most common errors and solutions. 

Improve decision making

In most team sports that involve a ball or opponents, the decisional involvement is very high. Compared to a marathon runner for example, a soccer player has to make a lot more decisions. Thus, the decisions players make have a big impact on the results of the entire team.

Decision making is something you can train. How? Check out the last chapter of our e-book.

Download your copy of the e-book via this link


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