The achievement of optimal sport performance at all levels of competition requires that athletes undertake physical, technical, tactical and psychological preparation over an extended period of time. With limited time and energy, it’s no wonder that athletes and coaches can feel they are engaged in a tug of war scenario. As Gandalf said: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
About Xavier Roy
Xavier Roy is a Strength and Conditioning coach from Sherbrooke, Canada. He is the owner of XR Performance and teaches in the Department of Sport Studies at Bishop’s University. He holds a PhD in Education from Université du Québec à Montréal and currently works with student-athletes from many sports like football, track & field, speed skating, speed kayaking, soccer, beach volleyball and ice hockey.
A planned program of preparation is the foundation that elite performance is built upon. Under normal circumstances, a coach creates a strategic plan based on a variety of factors, the athlete then executes the plan, and results follow.