Leonidas Papadakis | Microcycle
The construction of a weekly microcycle for the starting eleven players differs according to the coaching philosophy and level of the players of a team. We should not overlook the fact that performance depends on the gold four-fold:
- Tactical Skills
- Physical Attributes
- Technical Ability
- Mental / Psychological Attributes
One of the suggestions you can use in your team is the following training sequence, appropriately putting the contents of all four aspects of performance into the week.
Do not forget that when designing in addition to training loads (Tactics, Technique, Mental, Physical) you should take into account the level of preparedness of the players (where you should be at the highest possible level on the day of the match) and the fatigue state (where it should be close to zero).
Devote the first two days to recover your players from the loads of the match with or without using a ball. Depending on the operation of your team you can reverse the days (with the next day "off" or not) without losing the goal of the training.
In the next two days acquiring skills by increasing the load by placing training contents to improve the gold quadruple of performance.
Over the last two days, focus on tapering strategies. With training contents where the training elements are held on the basis of the goals of the week, while maintaining the inensity but reducing the duration and increasing the breaks, try to achieve a high level of performance on the match day.
Besides, when players arrive to the match they should feel trained good (prepared for the game's needs) and fresh ...