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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Coaching the clean


The top-down using a part-whole method that we describe here is just one approach in coaching the power clean and squat clean. It is important to have a systematic approach when coaching any exercise and this is especially relevant for the weightlifting style exercises such as the clean (or power clean) and the snatch (or power snatch). Please recall the important coaching guideline of PMRS (Posture and Position first, then Movement and then Resistance and Speed) when coaching any resistance training exercise. From an Olympic lift perspective, we will progress through the guideline with one change and the sequence becomes PMSR with speed of movement taking priority before an increase in the resistance or load used is considered.

The S&C coach may wish to instruct the player such that he or she becomes competent at completing the power clean. In addition, other derivatives of the clean lift, such as the hand power clean, the pull from hang or mid-thigh pull or any one of a variety of clean derivatives may be successfully used in the S&C programme of the player. These derivatives will be demonstrated in our face to face workshop.

Finally, it is important to state that the teaching and coaching competence of the S&C coach is central to ensuring that the player learns and practices the clean or its derivatives and all other exercises in a safe environment.