Internal validity

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Setting up the competition calendar

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Setting up competitions is a task for coach. The coach must choose competitions that suit for the athletes by their performance level. It is not wise to let the athletes compete at the competitions where the level of other athletes… More

Different types of microcycles

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1)      Developmental microcycle. This type is mainly used during the preparatory period of the annual training plan. It is used to develop and improve specific biomotor abilities and skills. During this kind of microcycle there can be two or three… More

Modelling the structure of the microcycle

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Modelling the structure of the microcycle is becoming more and more important when your main competitions are 1 to 2 months away. However, some of the aspects are quite important throughout the year.… More

Competition period

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Microcycle between the competitions

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Many disciplines, suring the competition period face the situation that a competition takes place several  weekends in a row. Those periods are quite demanding for athlete and therfore the microcycle must be planned properly.… More

Mesocycle

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Mesocycle is a training phase in the annual training plan that contains usually of 3-6 microcycles. Usually mesocycle refers to the main training target for particular period (i.e. anaerobic power, muscular endurance, etc.) that should be developed.… More

Macrocycle

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The next level in periodization after mesocycle is called macrocycle. The length of the macrocycle can also be relatively variable – from 6 months to olympic cycle (4 years).… More

Annual plan

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The main aim of the annual plan in training planning process is to set up the general training phases for the year to ensure the best performance of the specified competitions. The use of the annual plans takes us back… More

Microcycle

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Customarily, training cycles refer to short-term plans such as micro-, meso, and macrocycles. In training, a microcycle is probably the most important and a functional tool of planning because its structure and content determine the quality of the training.… More