Is there any more valuable commodity for producing successful training outcomes than that of planning. Coaches such as John Wooden and Vince Lombardi certainly proved its efficacy. One thing that I've found out about planning is that it's hard to do. Rather, it's much easier just to "think" about planning training sessions, testing, ect., than actually sit down and put pen to paper.
Another factor that I've learned to consider is that the plan is always subject to modifications. In some fields we would call this "adaptability."
- Is the training plan evidence based (previous successful outcomes)?
- Is the training plan doable? (does it meet a certain need, group; can it be coached well)?
- Can I adapt the training plan when and where needed? (different groups, environment)
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