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Planning and Monitoring Training Loads During the Competition Phase in Team Sports

Kelly Vincent G.; Coutts, Aaron J. PhD
Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2007
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The training and match demands in the competition phase in team sport can vary dramatically depending on the quality of opposition, the number of days between games, and match location. The simple model described in this article can be used to predict the match difficulty and guide the prescription of future training loads during the in-season training phase in team sports.

Vincent Kelly is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the South Sydney Rabitohs in the National Rugby League.

Aaron Coutts is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the School of Leisure, Sport, and Tourism within the University of Technology, Sydney.

© 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association