Module Overview

High Performance Speed and Conditioning

To synthesise good speed and resistance training sessions while understanding the underlying theoretical concepts To provide information and in depth expertise on the use of Olympic Lifts in programme design. To develop expertise in coaching advanced resistance methods while having a profound comprehension of the principles and theories involved.To have a detailed understaning of periodisation, recovery and monitoring of an elite athlete.To provide applied experience of sports specific strength and condtioning program to teams and individual athletes. To understand the concept of exercise adherence and relevant strategies. To design an individual or team programs, implement and monitor. To evaulate and assess the effectiveness of the exercise program. To appraise self performance and implement correction strategies.

Module Code

SMCO H4031

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Athlete & Team Need Analysis’s

Athlete profiling, Preventing and understanding common injuries.


Types of Training Loads, Principles of Training, Training Cycles

Speed Development

Periodisation of Speed, Reaction, Acceleration, Maximum Velocity, Deceleration

Anaerobic Aerobic Testing/ Speed Strength Testing

Practical Aspects of Specific Tests

Recovery Strategies

Water Therapy, Active Recovery, Compression Garments, Passive Recovery, Ice Baths

Strength and Sower Development

Olympic Lifts, Plyometrics, Loading Patterns, Post-activation Complexes

Special Training Considerations

Masters and Youth Athletes

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50