Factors to Consider when Developing a Plan

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Here are some factors to consider when developing a comprehensive training plan. This is not rocket science, but each factor must be carefully considered and factored into the plan.

Demands of the sport and the position or event

The qualities of the individual athlete

Pattern of Injuries relative to the event

“24 Hour Athlete” Concept – What are they doing when they are not training?

Gender – Female athletes must have different training programs

The time frame available to execute the plan

Specific goals of the training program

Developmental Level

Novice/Beginning

Emerging/Developing

Advanced

Elite

Current state of fitness

Current level of technical development

Competitive Schedule

Qualifying Format

Championship Format

Recoverability

Adaptability

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