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Pre-Season Physical Preparation Applying Science to Practice Paul Clarke
County Meath Match-Fit Ireland Strength & Conditioning, Sports Science and out on the pitch 3-4 times per week in the trenches Meath, Offaly, Newtown Blues & Skryne GFC 2013, St. Oliver Plunketts ER 2014 Head of Performance Solutions....Redback Biotek Sports Technology
VX Sport – NZ Performance you can See Innvoation comes from not knowing Develop performance partnerships with our clients....work together and learn together. Drive better on field performance and.... Keep the coach and player at the heart of everything we do
?????????? Simple, Clear, Concise Information Understand Performance – by team, tactic, player and position Hands on coaching & learning tool Injury Prevention / Management Plan & Periodise If you want to manage it you must measure it Peter Drucker Its not so much that GPS gives us lots of answers & understanding, it does....but more than that it allows & prompts us to ask better questions Dr.Kieran Collins
Measure How far....How fast??
I felt you were a bit out of position at time no, I was where you told me......Sound familiar ???
Match #1 = 0-1 from play Match #2 = 1-3 from play in this half.
Quality & frequency of sprints (efficiency)
300m 1000m Drill Volume Warm up Volume Burnout 750m 700m Total = 3000m
Better Questions...better use of time??...Better ways for pre-season?? Drills based Session Time = 35 mins Distance Covered = 1907 mts Relative Distance = 54 mts/min Hi-Intensity mts = 83 High-end Sprints (avg. Per player) = 1.8 Game Based Session Time = 20 mins Distance Covered = 2139 mts Relative Distance = 107 mts/min Hi-Intensity mts = 312 m High-end Sprints (avg. Per player) = 8.2 ** Game played after Drills section**
Another look...Carlow 2014 Louth Senior Club 2013 (1 Half of play) Time = 30 mins Distance = 3497 mts Relative Dist = 117 mts/min Hi-Intensity Distance = 789 mts % Hi-Intensity = 23% No of Hi –Intensity sprints = 82 Carlow IT Trial (6 SSGs) Time = 24 mins Distance = 2170 Relative Distance = 90mts/min Hi –Intensity Distance = 461 mts % Hi-Intensity = 21% No. of Hi-Intensity sprints = 79 Is this approach preparing the players for the stop/start nature of GAA???
Finding another way Hurling & Football Pre-Season.....more effective use of time? Integrating Physical, Mental, Technical, Tactical demands of the game Test environment 10-a-side : 2 x 3 mins 6-a-side : 2 x 2 mins 3-a-side : 2 x 1 min
Summary Time1min Distance178M Max Speed28kph Avg Speed11kph Hi Int Mts98 % Hi-int59% % Hi- int 28% No. of Accelerations 9 Time2min Distance344M Max Speed22kph Avg Speed7kph Hi Int Mts36 % Hi-int11% % Hi- int 5% No. of Accelerations V 10 6 V 6 3 V 3 Time3min Distance482M Max Speed23kph Avg Speed9kph Hi Int Mts98 % Hi-int20% % Hi- int 11% No. of Accelerations 18