Creating Personalized Programming

In this theme, the coach considers and tailors aspects of scheduling (practices and competitions), season-long programming, and coaching support at competitions, to an adult athlete’s needs and abilities. The following points may be used by coaches to think about how this applies in their practice:

  • Pay attention to where your adult athletes are in terms of their progress relative to season-long plans
  • Consider how to accommodate your adult athletes when you set up practice/competitive schedules
  • Point out to your adult athletes aspects of long-term programming (e.g., practice/competitive schedules) that you have tailored to them
  • Consider how to accommodate your adult athletes in terms of programming, such as practice or competitive schedules
  • Tailor your support to individual adult athletes at competitions