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Training Programs

A training program has to be developed to meet the individual needs of the athlete and take into consideration many factors: gender, age, strengths, weaknesses, objectives, training facilities etc. As all athletes have different needs, a single program suitable for all athletes is not possible.

Example Programs

Young or inexperienced athletes

The following are examples of general Track and Field training programs suitable for young or inexperienced athletes (fundamental and foundation stages):

  • Sprints - 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and the sprint hurdles
  • Endurance - 800 metres, 1500 metres, 5km, 10km, walks and steeplechase
  • Throws - shot, discus, hammer and javelin events
  • Jumps - long jump, high jump, triple jump and the pole vault

Experienced athletes

The following are example of track and field programs suitable for experienced athletes:

Track Events

Field Events

Road Running

The following are examples of Road Running training programs suitable for experienced endurance athletes:

  • Marathon - for the experienced endurance athlete
  • Marathon - for the novice endurance athlete - based on mileage
  • Marathon - for the novice endurance athlete - based on time

Triathlon

The following are examples of Triathlon training programs suitable for experienced athletes:

Fell Running

Fell running programs are available for the:

Team Sports

Acceleration and speed over a short distance and the endurance to repeatedly perform these is very important for most team sports e.g. American Football, Basket Ball, Baseball, Cricket, Field Hockey, Rugby, Soccer etc. The following are examples of programs to develop these fitness components:


Page Reference

If you quote information from this page in your work then the reference for this page is:

  • MACKENZIE, B. (2001) Training Programs [WWW] Available from: https://www.brianmac.co.uk/trainprog.htm [Accessed

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