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LTPD Pathway
Functional Screening
Anatomical Adaptation
Game Demands
Conditioning for Rugby
Periodisation in Rugby

The principles of training


The principle of generality relates mainly to the beginner. It states that a general programme of training is likely to produce positive adaptation in a player or squad of players if they are starting or commencing a training programme. The principle also states that as the players mature in training age, it is most likely that the ‘general’ programme devised will not be as effective in promoting continued gains (Bosco, 1999).

The key point in generality is that players who are at a relatively low training age will progress their fitness across a range of fitness components by engaging in general training (Bompa, 2000).