A well designed strength and conditioning programme is vital in preparing an athletic team or individual to be successful during competition. With such tight margins at the elite level it can be the difference between winning and losing.
Training for performance requires a much more refined approach than simply going through certain exercises. A physiological analysis of any sport or event, will confirm the required bio-motor abilities to perform well. Additionally, athletes previous and current physical state needs to be measured. For young athletes maturation status plays a big role within a strength and conditioning programme. Periodisation, peaking and tapering are all fundamentals of a successful strength and conditioning programme, these elements ensure that athletes can perform at there highest level when it counts. Often over looked is the role of injury prevention, first and foremast to a training programme is the needs for athletes to be absent of injury.