In this training course, Eric Boucharin brings you the different components to take into consideration for an effective planning process.
The ability to plan gymnasts' training sessions is probably one of the most difficult skills for a coach to master. It relies heavily on experience as well as competencies in all aspects of training and performance.
It requires that you simultaneously synthesize your knowledge, coordinate the different strategies needed to progress and prioritize one type of work over another to achieve the objective set with your gymnasts.
So in some ways, it's about taking the "risk" of making choices.
This first training course on planning therefore aims to help guide you in making the right choices. For this, the most important thing is to have, to begin with, a "true" overview, with a good understanding of everything involved in planning.
Your trainer will take you through all of these essential components. Make sure to pay attention – each detail counts!
In this training, you'll discover the importance of an objective analysis of the starting point of your gymnasts. But also of the discipline of gymnastics and of the structure of your training sessions.
You'll be given several tests to help you evaluate this starting point.
You will also see the different objectives that lie behind any plan, and for which you need to put in place preparation strategies.
A large portion of the course will be dedicated to the idea of the training load. You'll learn that there are 4 main ways to vary the training load. This knowledge will help you to both vary and control this load.
This very interesting course brings you information to help you better evaluate the volume of a training session of low, medium, high, or very high intensity.
You will also learn benchmarks for the relationship between work time and recovery time, and for the intensity of work in relation to data on heart rate and lactate concentrations.
All of this information will likely give you a different view of this fundamental aspect of training, and will certainly give you a number of new avenues to explore.
We hope you enjoy the course!