Sunday, October 17, 2021

How to Create a Yearly Training Plan : Organizing your calendar by In-Season, Off-Season, and Pre-Season blocks

How to Create a Yearly Training Plan : Organizing your calendar by In-Season, Off-Season, and Pre-Season blocks
Organizing your calendar by In-Season, Off-Season, and Pre-Season blocks :

Your next step is to begin writing out your personal schedule for the year. To do this, get or create a blank calendar that covers the next full year. On the calendar, you will label each week of the year as one of the three categories defined below.

First, look to find any time of year that you are playing a sport full-time (meaning when you have games and practices almost every day of the week). These periods should be labeled "In-Season". These training periods may consist of some moderate training to work on one goal at most, but there isn't much you'll accomplish during the in-season phase. Most of your energy should be devoted to your sport, and you may end up doing little or no training at all. In-season training is usually very limited, and it is not the ideal time to focus on the more time-consuming training goals.


Next, take the four week period before your main sport, and label it "Pre-Season". If you consider more than one sport to be a top priority, you will need to do this for each of them. These times will allow for intense training to occur, but they need to be specifically focused on the immediate needs of your upcoming sport.

All other times should be labeled "Off-Season", and these are the ideal times to work on your goals. Hopefully this consists of at least 4 months out of the year, because this is when you can truly make a significant difference in your athletic abilities.

Looking at your upcoming year, you should now have each week labeled either in-season, pre-season, or off-season. You are now ready to begin placing your goals onto the plan.


๐Ÿ‘‰ What can I work on in my training?
๐Ÿ‘‰ How to determine where your focus should be.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Organizing your calendar by In-Season, Off-Season, and Pre-Season blocks.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Tips on putting your Training plan together.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Where to go next.


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