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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

Planning the gym-based programme


Following any physical activity or training unit, it is important to cool-down. This phase of the training unit is a suitable place for static stretching and evidence does suggest that completing static stretching following physical activity reduces subsequent injury risk (Ekstrand & Gillquist 1983). Therefore, we recommend a short period of static stretching during this post-training cool-down period. The coach may also choose to include other light intensity movement related drills into the cool-down routine.