Needs Analysis

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Needs Analysis

Sport: lacrosse and volleyball
Athlete: center and defense spec.
Gender: female
Age: 14-18 18-21

Instructions:
* You have a series of 10 worksheets to fill out throughout the semester. Each one pertains to a particular lecture, and is due the class period after that lecture. The due dates for each are clearly noted on the top of each worksheet.

* Type your answers in the boxes provided. The text boxes can be expanded if necessary, just make sure you pull the next question down below it so it doesn’t cover it up.

* You will be doing each worksheet on TWO athletes, the one you chose at the beginning of the semester and the one I assigned to you.

* Worksheets for both athletes are to be put into a binder or folder in order of when they are due with some sort of tab between the two athletes. You will turn the whole folder into me each time a worksheet is due.

* Put your name on the front cover of the folder or binder.
* Include the three grading rubrics at the end of this document with your first worksheet due. Only include ONE set of rubrics; put it at the end of the notebook

* Do NOT lose your folder. At the end of the semester, you will be turning in your program designs in this folder and I want to be able to see all the work you did prior to the program design. Part of your program design grade is the inclusion of your needs analysis.

* ALWAYS think in terms of physiological systems and rationale for training when answering questions.

Due: Thursday, 9/13

What is the primary energy system your athlete utilizes in their sport?

What is/are the secondary energy system(s) (if any) your athlete utilizes in their sport?

What skills does your athlete need?

Due: Tuesday, 9/18

What types of training should your athlete be engaged in and why (physiological rationale.)

Assign the acute program variables that are most important for your athlete.

Training goal| Load
(%1RM)| Goal
repetitions| Sets| Rest period
length|
Strength| | | | |
Power:    single-effort event
   multiple-effort event| | | | |
Hypertrophy| | | | |
Muscular endurance| | | | |

Due: Thursday, 9/27

What muscle fiber type predominates in your sport?

The muscle fiber type that predominates in lacrosse is fast twitch type IIa fibers. Because type IIa fibers consist of type I and type IIb (intermediate) fibers, it fits right into lacrosse’s exercise regime. Lacrosse is a fast-paced game but also required stamina. Lacrosse’s center has to cover a lot of field and have to switch from offense to defense and vice versa. In an article called, Types of Muscle Fibers and Their Roles in Sports Performance states that most sports, such as lacrosse involve explosive fast twitch actions done frequently throughout the duration of a game. However the idea is to make the drills for lacrosse anaerobic but within an aerobic time frame. In another article titled, What’s Your Type? Muscle Fibers Explained, explains type IIa physiology of having a more efficient means of aerobic metabolism, because it is surrounded by a higher number of capillaries that circulate blood and oxygen throughout the fibers, which results in a higher resistance to exhaustion.

The muscle fiber type that predominates in lacrosse is fast twitch type IIa fibers. Because type IIa fibers consist of type I and type IIb (intermediate) fibers, it fits right into lacrosse’s exercise regime. Lacrosse is a fast-paced game but also required stamina. Lacrosse’s center has to cover a lot of field and have to switch from offense to defense and vice versa. In an article called, Types of Muscle Fibers and Their Roles in Sports Performance states that most sports, such as lacrosse involve explosive fast twitch actions done frequently throughout the duration of a game. However the idea is to make the drills for lacrosse anaerobic...
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