In the performance phase, the main focus for the coach should be to:
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The concept of rotating through pre-determined themes, which serves us well in the Skill Acquisition and Game Training phases, will not apply now. However, the basic structure of the ideal training session is almost identical to those in the Game Training phase:
The differences are:
The session themes are based largely on recent match performance, with a view to improvement in the next match.
Regarding the 6-week cycles in the Performance Phase the following points are essential:
The session with the Football Conditioning Games must always be planned for the beginning of the week to avoid players still being fatigued on the day of the next game
We consider 4 sessions of 75-90 minutes and one game a maximum safe weekly workload for the Performance Phase (Advanced level only)
The planning and progression of the Football Conditioning Games requires expert knowledge of the Football Periodisation Model. It is dangerous to experiment with Football Conditioning without having the necessary knowledge