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Periodization in Youth Soccer


1 Hour

About this training

Most of the educational soccer material found today are geared towards the adult player. This has left a void for many of us who coach at the Youth level, since the approach to coaching youth must be different, and adapted to the necessity of youth players who are maturing both biologically and emotionally. 

This course aims to give the youth soccer coach the resources to design a periodized soccer training program. 


History of Periodization

Understanding the General Adaptation Syndrome

Classical vs Block Periodization Models

Periodization Concepts

Building the Macrocycle

Using a Spreadsheet to create a Periodization Table

Building the Microcycle

Understanding Loads in Program Design