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Coach Staci

Player Development

FOUNDATION LEVEL
Aim
To ensure that the athlete has the required motor patterns to enable them to perform optimally in soccer and to enhance their performance and reduce injury risk during future stages of the performance program.
 
Type of Training Cycle
This is a basic accumulative cycle aimed at developing general fitness level. Process goals dominate this stage to ensure that players target the key technique-related factors that will ensure their motor patterns etc are grounded in a way to optimize ultimate performance.
 
Objectives
1. To optimize muscle activation patterns and balance
2. To ensure functional movement ranges and patterns
3. To groove the key locomotive movement patterns
4. To develop a sound base of general strength and stability
5. To ensure sound technique in key strength training activities
6. To ensure the athletes have a sufficient endurance base for soccer
 
 
DEVELOPMENT LEVEL
Aim
To develop the key fitness parameters of soccer to a level where the player can undertake advanced peaking programs.
 
Type of Training Cycle
This is another accumulative cycle, but training moves form general to more soccer-specific through the period. Goals move from totally process to increasingly performance where players are trying to improve performances in key targeted areas such as lifting more weight, running faster, etc.
 
Objectives
1. To challenge the key locomotive movement patterns and combinations until they stand up to open soccer-specific challenges
2. To develop a high degree of overall balanced strength and stability in all of the key movement patterns
3. To develop a high degree of soccer-specific endurance
4. To develop an appropriate muscle mass for their soccer
5. To ensure all players have excellent grooved techniques on key strength training exercises.
 
 
PERFORMANCE LEVEL
Aim
To optimize performance in soccer.
 
Type of Training Cycle
This is the year where performance in competition starts to be stressed. While predominantly transmutative in nature a small number of realizational cycles can be employed where high levels of performance in competition may be needed.
 
Objectives
1. To develop soccer specific strength and power
2. To optimize soccer related movement, including reading and reacting to key soccer specific stimuli.
3. Continue to develop appropriate muscle mass for soccer
4. To enable the player to perform for the duration of a 90-minute game through specific metabolic conditioning.
 
 
PEAK LEVEL
Aim
To optimize performance in soccer.
 
Type of Training Cycle
This is a traditionally periodized year, where performance in competition is stressed.
 
Objectives
1. To develop a high degree of soccer specific strength and power
2. To optimize soccer related movement
3. To optimize total performance