Organisation of the training programme

The planning and management of a training programme is called periodisation. Periodisation has been defined as a logical and creative variation of training loads to bring about optimal adaptation and peak performance from a player (Turner, 2011).

Periodisation is the planned organisation of training, practice, competition, rest and recovery into blocks or periods throughout a given period. It allows the coach to effectively plan a week, month, or year to achieve the best adaptation and performance from their players. It also allows coaches to plan what aspects of training to prioritise and when to do so. If periodisation is correctly applied, it should combine adequate training stresses with adequate recovery and see the players develop physically, tactically, and technically.