What is Performance Planning?
Performance Planning involves working with sports to create a specific, realistic and coordinated plan that will allow the athletes to train and compete most effectively.
The plan contains targets and outcomes, which inform the support offered by the various other service providers.
How does Performance Planning Help Athletes?
It is widely acknowledged that support is a major contributor to the success of athletes within performance sport.
This support can take many forms ranging from moral and emotional support from family and friends to physical, physiological and medical support in an intensive training environment, and sport specific technical and tactical instruction to informal psychological advice. However in most cases there will be multiple areas that are being addressed simultaneously, and without careful planning and management this support can overwhelm an athlete and lead to a drop in performance.
Performance Planning is therefore vital to coordinate all the support services that are required by an athlete and phasing their usage to maximise benefit.