Individual sports: periodization training

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course provides the skills for planning training programs for individual sports, with special attention to new developments and the universalization of modern sports.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire knowledge and skills for planning and carrying out training programs in individual sports and in innovating methods for planning events during competition seasons.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Course syllabus
General topics
1. Basic elements of periodization
2. Differences between planning and periodization
3. Training unit - session - microcycle - mesocycle - macrocycle
4. Single annual periodization - double periodization - four-cycle periodization
1. Basic elements of periodization in endurance training
2. Block periodization
3. A model of polarized periodization
4. A model of threshold periodization
5. Integrated periodization
6. Training session and match day
7. Training session before and after a competition event
8. Monitoring through control of the ratio between internal and external load
9. Optimization of recovery processes
10. Application of periodization models to endurance sports: extended middle distance running, marathon, cycling, cross-country skiing, 800-1500-m swimming, long-distance swimming, triathlon, Periodization training for 4-year Olympic game cycle.
11. Problems with periodization and scheduling of competition events
12. Examples of exercises with elements of periodization training for endurance, strength, and speed
Strength and Speed
1. Basic elements of periodization in strength training
2. Elements of planning: exercises, sessions, cycles, blocks, periods
3. Single and double periodization
4. Periodization in acyclical sports
5. Periodization in cyclical sports
6. Periodization in sports with frequent competition event scheduling
7. Periodization and management of recovery
8. Elements of planning for children
9. Elements of planning for fitness
10. Periodization in power sports
11. Examples of exercises with elements of periodization for strength sports
Prerequisites for admission
No previous knowledge necessary.
Teaching methods
Theoretical lessons are held in the lecture hall and given as frontal lectures with the aid of a computer and multimedia support. Sports figures and authorities on the subject will be invited to share with students their professional experience and knowledge. Some practical lessons are held in sports facilities.
Teaching Resources
Reference material

1. Alberti G., Garufi M., Silvaggi N.: "L'allenamento della forza a bassa velocità: il metodo della serie lenta a scalare" Calzetti e Mariucci Editori, luglio 2012.
2. Alberti G.: "Rivalutazione della ginnastica respiratoria a scuola" Franco Angeli Editore, 2016.
3. Arcelli E.: "Che cos'è l'allenamento" - Sperling & Kupfer; Milano, 1990.
4. Arcelli E.: "Voglio correre" - Sperling & Kupfer; Milano, 2012.
5. A.A.V.V.: "The role of speed in athletic events" - Atleticastudi; n. 3-4-5/1996; FIDAL, Centro Studi e Ricerche; Roma, 1996.
6. Bompa T.O., Buzzichelli C.: "Periodizzazione dell'allenamento sportivo" - Calzetti-Mariucci, Perugia, 2017.
7. Bompa T. e Carrera M.: "Conditioning Young Athletes" - Human Kinetic, Champaign, 2000
8. Bosco C.: "La valutazione della forza con il test di Bosco" - S.S.S.; Roma, 1992.
9. Chatard J.C.: "Allenamento e Recupero - lottare contro il doping gestendo il recupero fisico" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2008.
10. Cometti G.: "Metodi moderni di potenziamento muscolare - Aspetti pratici" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 1998.
11. Cometti G.: "Esercizi e circuiti per l'allenamento e il potenziamento muscolare" - in abbinamento due videocassette come sussidio didattico - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 1998.
12. Cometti G.: "Forza e velocità nell'allenamento del calciatore" - Edizioni Correre; Milano, 2002.
13. Cometti G., Cometti D.: "La pliometria, origini, teorie, allenamento". Edizione italiana a cura di Alberti G. - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2010.
14. Fleck S.J., Kraemer W.J.: "Designing Resistance Training Programs" - 4th edition. Human Kinetics Publisher, 2014
15. La Torre al.: "Allenare per vincere" - SDS edizioni , Roma 2016
16. NSCA.: "Manuale di Condizionamento Fisico e di allenamento della Forza" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2010.
17. NSCA.: "Il manuale del personal trainer" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2010.
18. Platonov V.: "L'organizzazione dell'allenamento e dell'attività di gara" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2004.
19. Stone M.H.: Stone M., Sands W.A.: "Principles and Practice of Resistance Training" -1 Edition, Human Kinetics Publisher, 2007.
20. Stulberg B.: Magness S.: "Peak Performance" - 1 edition, Rodale Books, 2017.
21. Weineck J.: "L'allenamento ottimale" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2009.
22. Vittori C.: "L'allenamento del giovane corridore dai 12 ai 19 anni" - Atleticastudi; suppl. al n. 1-2/1997; FIDAL, Centro Studi e Ricerche; Roma, 1997.
23. Zatsiorsky V.M., Kraemer W.J.: "Scienza e pratica dell'allenamento della forza" - Calzetti-Mariucci; Perugia, 2008.

Reference material mentioned during lectures will be uploaded on the Ariel portal.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The oral exam will cover the two areas of the course content separately, as described in the course program. The oral exam will include two presentations (one per area) requested by the student at least 1 week before the exam date. The final grade will be expressed in 30/30 and based on the average of the two grades for the two course areas.
M-EDF/02 - SPORT SCIENCES AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 48 hours
Lessons: 12 hours