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Paul Gotsis - Soccer Conditioning Coach Asteras Tripolis fc Super League Greece

Τρίτη, 21 Μαΐου 2019

Transition Period in Soccer (Off-Season Plan ) Aims-Phases

Transition Period in Soccer -Ιntroductory Elements-

Training Phases What Fifa propose in the Training Plan of the Year

Scientific Approach for the Transition Period 

Which is the Program tha they proposed for 6 Weeks Transition Period ?

Which is the Off-Season plan in England ? Differences and Similarities

My Opinion  
If we look carefully all three papers (Fifa Training Plan-The Transition Period in Soccer :A window of opportunity -Off Season Plan Bury Football Club League 2)  have a few points similar
1. They divide the Off-Season plan in phases (1-3)
2. In the first 3 weeks the training is mainly devoted to Zone 1 (Aerobic Threshold 0-2mmol)
After 3 weeks we are working in Zone 2 (Between Aerobic and Anaerobic Threshold) always at intensity  under the anaerobic lactate threshold .When the Preparation Phase starts you can work some trainings in the Threshold and above it and after we are working only Zone 3.This type of training is famous as "Polarised Training "  .In this type of training we dedicate the greatest amount of work  (80% of the total amount ) in Zone1-Zone 2 and  (20% of the total amount ) in Zone 3.The last years the most of the off-season plans created in the base of this method.

3 .The Core Stability programs are not enough, but the player has to follow specific programs with weights of 60-70% of the Maximum Force so that we can then proceed to the 80-90% of the Maximum Force when starts the Preparation phase.
4.Individual Specific Programs with specific HR in the Aerobic Running and specific kg in the Strength Programs.
In my team Asteras Tripolis (Super League Greece ) I gave to the players SPECIFIC programs consisting of 
*5 Weeks duration about 40-45 days .The First 3 Weeks we are working in Zone 1 and after between Zone 1-2 .The last 2 weeks I propose 1 training per week in the Anaerobic Threshold Zone 
*The first 3 weeks 3or4 times training per week but the 4-5th week necessary 4 times per week .
* Aerobic Running specific HR in the 3 Zones (Zone 1-Zone 2-Anaerobic Threshold Zone and a mix of  continues and alternating run like (1.30''-30'' etc.)
* Specific Strength Program with 3 exercises for Upper Body and 4 for the Lower Body  also 1 Injury Prevention Program and 2 Core Stability Programs similar for all the players.
*My Off-Season Plan suggests 22 trainings in 44 days ,I told to the players "If you follow it you will return without any loss in the Anaerobic Threshold or in VO2max or vVO2max.

 Sample of my Fisrt week in my Off-Season Plan 

Sample of my Specific Strength Training Program

**For any further information ask me  
Paul Gotsis Fitness Specialist 
Soccer Conditioning Coach Asteras Tripolis fc Super League Greece