Besides mobility (that we’ve covered in our last chapter), another key aspect we’ve identified as playing a role in making the player closer to “injury proof” is making him/her fitter. This is not only achieved by the regular team training but should be individualized to the players’ characteristics and goals. In other words, the athletic characteristics and their development should be 1) understood 2) assessed 3) planned.
This chapter aims exactly to these steps of Athletic Development, providing a ground based for the reader to understand the concepts that guide this field of knowledge. To ease the reading, this chapter will be divided in 3 parts, following the three components of the athletic development above mentioned . . .