Online Course: How to monitor the training process in Soccer (Football)?
Monitoring the stress applied to the athletes using both internal and external load indicators is strongly recommended to maximize the training responses. Therefore, this course aims to introduce some of the latest findings of the use of the monitoring process to determine locomotor demands for performance development in both youth and adult soccer (football) players.
The velocity associated with maximum oxygen uptake is one of the main parameters utilized to plan interval or intermittent running-based exercises. However, different testing protocols can affect the maximal running velocity and, in turn, the physiological responses during exercises. Moreover, different soccer-specific drills such as small or large-sided games, positional drills, etc. are largely utilized to integrate technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands during training routines. Small or large-side games demands can be contextualized within official match requirements to maximize transfer to the game-like and performance goals. Additionally, the most demanding passages of official match play can help coaches and sports scientists to understand the maximal match intensities suggesting such practical applications.
These are some of the main topics introduced over the course.