Planning Strategies

  • Annual Planner for Google Sheets

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/01/2017

    Google Sheets are an amazing web app that allows real time editing from multiple users. This makes it great for collaboration, since everyone can see changes others made, their history, comments and so forth. Forget about sending files back and forth over email, or having corrupt files in your Dropbox – Google Sheets (actually the whole Google Docs) makes...

  • Agile Planning in Sports Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/09/2015

    Agile Planning in Sports Training How do we manage uncertainty and risk in training planning? What is Agile Periodization approach to this and how it can be implemented? How is this similar/different to more traditional approaches? What is “Waterfall” method of planning? There is another way to look at training planning taking into account “modern” constraints imposed on athletes and coaches, along with managing...

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/05/2014

    Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 1: Complexity Being motivated by Fitness in Soccer book by Jan van Winckel, I decided to put some of my thoughts on paper regarding the in-season weekly planning. The goal of it is to check my thoughts and solutions with fellow coaches and also being a bit more prepared for future vacancies....

  • FREE Annual Planner for Sports and Strength Card Builder Print Out

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/04/2014

    FREE Annual Planner for Sports and Strength Card Builder Print Out I would love to rise an awareness on the two tools for coaches. Yes, coaches – not only strength and conditioning coaches and sport scientists, but coaches in general. Strength Card Builder This tool works under Microsoft Excel 2011 and later, both on Mac and Windows. It allows...

  • Periodization confusion – Slides from WindSprint 2013

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/07/2013

      I had a pleasure to be one of the lectures at WindSprint 2013 held in Sundsvall, Sweden. I have finally met French sprint coach Pierre Jean Vazel who I know for years from Charlie Francis forum. Among other presenters were Aki Salo (great presentation on relays), Takanori Suyibiashi (Japanese sprint methods), Roland Lööv (his presentation was on Swedish,...

  • MMA Training Classification Using Bondarchuk System

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2013

    I decided to publish the following tables that I have created to guide my planning/programming for one  friend of mine and MMA athlete that asked for my advice last year.I have utilized Bondarchuk approach in classifying the drills for each training component (and goal) as I did in my Physical Preparation for Soccer manual and Periodization Confusion article.

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/05/2011

    Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Model of the competition microcycle On the following picture there is a model of competition microcycle (Sunday, and Wed-Sun model, although there are couple of models) One thing that is rather obvious is block organization of the competition microcycle. I call this macro~micro, where the micro elements have...

  • 8 Weeks Soccer Pre-Season Plan [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2011

    It is time to put all of the info into an 8-week template. By template I mean general plan and weekly plans, but without exact loading and drills used. Organization of the training sessions, days and weeks will be highly dependent on your context (facilities, number of athletes, assistants, weather, etc), thus I will only provide models so to…

  • Periodization Confusion?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/12/2010

    I have recently been reading Transfer of Training (Volume 2) by Dr Anatoly Bondarchuk and watching video(s) by Derek Evely. To understand their classification of training systems it is necessary to understand the classification of the exercises based on the specificity criteria. Thus, Bondarchuk identified four groups of exercises/methods.

  • MOTORIČKA ANALIZA ODBOJKAŠKE IGRE

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/12/2010

    Seminarski rad koji sam napisao negde u Aprilu 2010. godine pre nego sam napisao Planning and programming of training in sport games. Neki grafovi su posle modifikovani i dorađeni. U svakom slučaju naučio sam malo više o odbojci dok sam pisao ovaj rad.   1.0 UVOD Odbojka spada u grupu visoko-intenzivnih intermitentnih sportskih igara (engl. HIIE – High-Intensity Intermittent...

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