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Tactical Periodization

The foundation of the PSC development model centres around developing technical, tactical and decision making components of the game simultaneously. It employs a movement away from isolated technical football training to coaching cognitive and physical skills in combination is game like training situations.

Hybrid of 'Tactical Periodization' training techniques. Development of football training exercises that can be used in a variety of suggested training models. Of which Version 1.0 is a foundational model specifically developed for players in earlier development stages. This model is much broader and potentially could be covered over several seasons.
Models are built on suggested guidelines are are free to be modified and combined with an individual coaches ideas.

Garganta et al. (1996) refers equally, that football is a multidimensional phenomenon and therefore irreducible to any of the dimensions of performance that contribute to its expression.

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"Football requires the adoption of a philosophy by those who have greater responsibility in leading the team. This philosophy of the play, and therefore, of training requires a logical chain of the process evolution in which the concept of specificity will have to be present. There is the need that everything is connected, forming a very specific reality that in its essence is already very complex - the model of play " Guilherme Oliveira (1991)

"We can differentiate traditional analytical training where the different factors are trained in isolation, the integrated training, which uses the ball but where the fundamental concerns are not very different from the traditional one; and there is my way of training, which is called Tactical Periodization. It has nothing to do with the previous two even though many people could think so.” Mourinho (in Gaiteiro, 2006)

"What happens is that the ultimate goal is to play. And if this is to be achieved, training can have only one meaning: do it by playing. If the aim is to improve the quality of play and organization, these parameters can only be implemented through training situations or exercises where you can work this organization. Given this, only through a specific exercise you can manage these objectives.“ Rui Faria (2003)