One of the main responsibilities of the coaching staff during the season is the compilation of training by setting the volume and intensity of each training session. These two elements play a dominant role in the performance sector and the goal will be not only the forthcoming match but also the calculation of the impact that will have the specific placement during the season.
The main concern of the teams is to contain high levels of players' performance over as long periods. Some times selections are made of high-performance periods depending on the needs of each team (European group stages, knockout matches, playoff etc.).
The training volume is directly related to the training time (in minutes) or in football, in particular the total meters covered in a training session.
With a simple minutes recording per training session or data collected through GPS systems, we can easily monitor the variance of the training volume at the intervals we have selected (microcycles - mesocycles - macrocycles).
To monitor the intensity of training, several sport scientists differ in terms of integer numbers and tracking variables.
The majority of bibliographic references, however, publish Heart rate data over 85% of M.H.R. and running speeds above 14km / h.
In the figure below you see the periodization I created and executed at a team in superleague Greece, which conquered the privileged 5th place and the participation to the Europa League of next year.The team began preparation period at the end of June and finished the season obligations in late May.
With the red color you see the training volume and with the blue the intensity.