Coaching Association of Canada

Choosing the right exercises at the right time for maximum performance


In order to achieve peak performance, an athlete’s training program needs to be periodized according to the demands of their sport, as well as their individual development needs.

Did you know that the types of exercises you choose have a direct effect on athlete performance based on where you are in your annual plan? Use the chart below to help you choose the right type of exercise at the right time to maximize the performance benefits for your athletes. 


Click here to download a PDF of the chart

Want more information? The Performance Planning module, part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Multi-sport module series for coaches, will provide you with additional knowledge! Contact your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative for more details!