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Together with the athlete, parent or coach, we assess the most important needs and what is the best track to develop an engaging and productive work.
As a normal rule, we try to include the three key factors (mentioned above) due to the great benefit of them together. However, depending in each case, all three elements might not be equally emphasised.
During the training, the priorities might slightly change to include some unexpected need or new requirements, but always within the main plan agreed in the beginning.
From past experiences, we have developed a method to maximise quality, transparency, clarity and value. Thus, in any of the stages below, we are flexible and try to offer relevant tips and best practices for the athlete’s progress.
In this stage, we try to personally meet with the interested person to better understand theirs or their team’s limitations, routines and ambitions.
After this initial discussion, it’s easier to agree on a plan that will meet those goals.
Once the plan and goals are clear it is time to set up the strategy and main elements for the whole season as well as each individual session.
This plan needs to be flexible because in each age group there are different background abilities and learning capacities.
This first test is used to cross-check later with the final test to understand if the work performed has provided results or it isn’t being as effective as it could be.
This test can be one of the tests already performed by the team or athlete such as 30m speed test.
In this phase, it’s performed what was planned in the macro and micro training planning.
The training can happen in a familiar place to the athlete or team. Also, it can also be performed in a more specific place to fulfil certain requirements such as muscle reinforcement or running tests.
The final assessment test is a repetition of the first assessment test with analysis of the evolution of the individual athlete and generically of the team.
As a concluding phase, a broader result is analysed. If in the previous stage it was focused on the individual athlete, in this one the focus is on the entire experience – interactions with the team and other coaches, overall results achieved and assistance.
In this phase is already considered how to proceed in the future.
To have a consistent and realistic understanding of the evolution of the athlete some period of follow-up are needed.
This follow-up also helps to evaluate the next steps to perfect the running technique a bit more.