Sport performance occurs in an information rich, dynamic environment that requires complex coordination patterns to produce optimum performance. Along with that we need to understand that the body is self-organizing ? it will find a way to get the job done if we put it in position to do so – The implication being to use more implicit learning and let the sport or the event be the teacher at certain times in the process. We can do that in practice by not always trying to replicate the game but instead distorting it so that the game is ?easy.?
The following are some systematic athletic development concepts on which I base my training. They are very simple and straightforward and they can be made as complex as necessary.
Dynamic postural alignment and dynamic balance are the foundation for all training
Train movements not muscles
Train fundamental movement skills before sport specific skills
Train postural strength before extremity strength
Train body weight before external resistance
Train joint integrity before joint mobility
Train strength before strength endurance and power before power endurance
Train speed before speed endurance
Train to build work capacity appropriate for your sport or event
Train sport appropriate – You are what you train to be