Training – The Process

Training and preparing athletes for competition is a process. It is not a framework, model and definitely not an algorithm. Each athlete is a case study of one. There is no set formula for preparing the athlete, there are principles and guidelines, but the process demands coaching, being there with the athlete or team day by day, session by session to make adjustments and refinements to keep the training on track toward the ultimate goal. The training plan is a guide that must be constantly adjusted. Training accumulates from session to session, day-to-day, week-to-week and month-to-month. Each athlete will adapt at different rates, some are fast responders and other are slow responders. The coach must guide the process with input from all members of the performance team with the most important feedback coming from the athlete. Invest in the process and the results will come.

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  1. […] a season plan six month ago, but a lot has changed since then. As Vern wrote about last weeky, the training plan is a guide that must be constantly adjusted. Perhaps an injury derailed your preperations, or things just have not gone as well as expected and […]

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