Main criteria of a yearly training plan

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Main criteria of a yearly training plan


In a big training cycle (such as annual or semi-annual) there are usually three periods: preparatory, competition and transition. Initially, it was the competition calendar and climatic conditions that were thought to be the main reasons for the periodical changes in the training process. However, a thorough analysis has shown that neither these nor other external factors determine the essence of training as these factors are not sufficient to explain the periodization fundamentals. An important point to recognize is that, according to concepts proposed by former eastern bloc experts (Novikov A.D., Matveev L. P., Ozolin N. G., Farfel V. S., T. Bompa and I. Baliy), the reasons for the cyclic alteration of training periods are primarily for the regularities of athletic shape development.


Dr Valeri Obidko, originally from Russia, competed in Long Jump under the flags of the former Soviet Union National Junior Team and Georgian National Team. He holds a PhD in Theory and Methodology of Sports from the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism. He has coached the Russian Junior National Team, the Vietnamese National Team and supervised Malaysia's athletics development programmes in the mid-1990s. He has been coaching Long Jump and Triple Jump at Singapore Sports School since 2004. Since joining SSP, his student-athletes have broken 17 Singapore National and 20 National Junior records. In addition, Dr Valeri has been a Level 3 International Amateur Athletics Federation lecturer since 2010.


Wednesday, 8 October, 2014, 9:30am to 10:30am


Singapore Sports School (1 Champions Way Singapore 737913)


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