Specialized Program in Workload Management

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This program develops in depth the concepts related to workload management in team sports with a focus on football, providing tools that allow professionals to approach their work with professionalism.




Delivery mode
5 months
Average dedication
6/8 weekly hours
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Learn to

Manage the different tools and variables for monitoring training.
Select the appropriate variables depending on the different objectives for training and competition load control.
Use data generated by load control to evaluate and manage the process.
Detect and appropriately utilize the most relevant training load indicators.
Analyze workload monitoring data to orientate the training process towards preventing injuries and consequently successfully optimize sports performance.

Experts Advisors:

David Casamichana Gómez

Paco Seirul·lo Vargas

Course Syllabus

Tools and Variables for Monitoring Training Loads

Module 1: Introduction to the Monitoring of Training Loads Module 2: The Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation Cycle in the Training Process Module 3: Internal Load Monitoring Tools and Their Variables Module 4: External Load Monitoring Tools and Their Variables

Selecting Variables: Are we repeating information or providing additional information?

Module 1: Relationship between internal load variables, and between external load variables Module 2: Relationship between external load variables Module 3: Integrating measurements. Efficiency index Module 4: Selecting variables

Assessing Training and Training Load Management

Module 1: Analysis of the training task Module 2: Analysis of the training session Module 3: Analysis of the training microcycle Module 4: Analysis of the training mesocycle and of broad temporary training phases

Indicators for Training Load Management

Module 1: Weekly changes Module 2: Acute chronic load ratio: concept and calculation method Module 3: Acute chronic load ratio: application and limitations Module 4: Training load moderators and mediators

Training Programs and Physiological Profile in Team Sports

Module 1: Periodization, planning and methodologies. Theories and new paradigms Module 2: Sports season Module 3: Characterization of team sports with a focus on soccer. Analysis of physical demand Module 4: Integrative module

What Does It Include?

24-hour access to study material, from anywhere, on any device
Accompaniment, monitoring and virtual support from an expert in the field
Activities and assessments with personalized feedback
Discussion forums and interaction with colleagues from all over the world
Certificate issued by Barça Innovation Hub and endorsed by the corresponding institution.
Self-assessment to measure your learning progress
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