General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Monica Morral Yepes
Sergi García Balastegui 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English

L'idioma en el que s'impartirà la docència d'aquesta assignatura serà en català, tot i que es poden utilitzar materials complementaris en castellà i anglès.


Basic skills
  • Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation, in a professional way to obtain skills that are demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of ​​study


  • Have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually in their area of ​​study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues.

Specific skills
  • Identify the risks that arise for health, from the practice of inappropriate physical activities and sports and propose alternatives 

  • Assess the fitness, prescribe and develop health-oriented and safe physical exercises for these practitioners 

  • Perform physical activity and sports programs

General competencies
  • Identify the object of study of the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport

  • Recognize the effects of physical exercise on the structure and function of the human body

  • Understand the basics of fitness for physical activity and sport

Transversal competences
  • Apply information and communication technologies (ICT) in the field of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

  • Use the sources of certified scientific knowledge in the field of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

  • Apply knowledge to their work, in a professional way, with the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving in the area of ​​Physical Activity and Sport



As a professional in physical exercise, the students of the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences are responsible for the prescription, assessment, programming and quantification of the loads of a training process.

The subject of theory and practice of sports training (III) addresses specific aspects relating to the planning and methodology of the training of different sports (individual and collective), as well as some aspects relevant to the construction of a working group and its influence on performance.

This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.


The contents of the subject will be distributed in two large blocks.

At first block everything related to sports planning will be developed. The clarification of the specific concepts of the planning and periodization of the training, the knowledge of the different temporary structures of periodization of the training and the different models of sport planning.

El second block of work will be in the format of seminars, which will complement the contents of the syllabus with more practical experiences.



Topic 1: Training planning.

1.1. Planning: theoretical foundations.

1.1.1. Basics of training planning.

1.1.2. Duration and contents of the planning.

1.2. Elaboration of the training planning.

1.2.1 Introduction.

1.2.2. Diagnosis and analysis of training conditions.

1.2.3. Definition of objectives.

1.2.4. Definition of training load. Quantification of the training load in the different sports. Organization of the training load during the training periods.

1.2.5. Means and methods.

Topic 2: Periodization.

2.1. Periodization.


2.1.2. Conditioning factors of periodization.

2.1.3. Theoretical foundations of periodization.

2.2. Basic structures of periodization.

2.2.1. Multi-year structure

2.2.2. Macrocycle: concept and structure.

2.2.3. Mesocycle: concept and structure.

2.2.4. Microcycle: concept and structure.

2.2.5 Session: concept and structure.

Topic 3: Models of sports planning in individual sports.

3.1. General aspects.

3.1.1. Introduction

3.1.2. Considerations regarding loads.

3.2. Traditional planning models.

3.2.1. Introduction.

3.2.2. Matveiev's model.

3.2.3. The Aroseiev pendulum model.

3.2.4. Intensive models. Vorobiev model: the high-load model. Tschiene model: the high-load model.

3.3. Contemporary planning models.

3.3.1 Introduction.

3.3.2. Verjoshanski's block training

3.3.3. The ATR model.

3.3.4. The integrated macrocycle.

3.3.5. Reverse periodization.

3.3.6. Polarized training.

3.3.7. Concurrent training.

3.3.8. Other current models.

Topic 4: Models of sports planning in team sports.

4.1. Evolution and characteristics of planning in team sports

4.2. Long pump shape model.

4.3. The ATR model in team sports.

4.4. Seirul·lo cognitive model: microstructuring.

4.5. Tactical periodization.

4.6. Evolution of planning models according to age and experience of the athlete.

4.7. Load control in team sports



      We will use 4 seminars to complement the contents of the subject with more practical situations.

Evaluation system

According to the qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September, establishing the European credit system and the qualification system for university degrees of an official nature and valid throughout the state):

0 - 4,9: Suspension (SS)

5,0 - 6,9: Approved (AP)

7,0 - 8,9: Notable (NT)

9,0 - 10,0: Excellent (SB)

The activities to be able to carry out the evaluation of the subject will be: final exam, follow-up and participation of the seminars and individual and group tasks.

GROUP PART: 40% of the Total of the Subject

  • Group Tasks 40% of the Total of the Subject.

There will be three group activities.

INDIVIDUAL PART: 60% of the Total of the Subject

  • Seminars: 10% of the Total of the Subject.

Full attendance at each of the different seminars proposed by the subject will be valued.

  • Exam: 50% of the Total of the Subject

In order to pass the course, the grade of the final exam must be equal to or higher than 5/10. If this requirement is met, the student will be able to average with the other grades. In the event that the continuous assessment is suspended, an extra task must be submitted in the recovery period in order to pass the subject.

At the same time, continuous assessment is mandatory and all assessment activities must be submitted in order to pass the course.

The exam will be test type, between 35 and 50 multiple choice questions with a single correct answer:

  • For each question there will be 4 or 5 possible answers in which only one will be valid.
  • Leaving a question blank doesn’t add up, but it doesn’t subtract either.
  • Each error in the answer to the questions will be deducted 0 or 33 depending on the number of questions.

Evaluation activity


Assessed skills



G1, G6, G9, E7

Group tasks


G6, G9, B2, B3, E8, E9, T2, T3, T4

Individual tasks


G6, G9, B2, B3, E8, E9, T2, T3

The assessment activity in the recovery period is a face-to-face exam, which will consist of a test-type exam and / or short questions. This exam weighs 50% of the assessment and must be passed with a 5/10 to be able to assess the entire subject. The rest of the notes will be kept. In the event that the assessment continues, the one that is suspended will have to be given an extra task in the recovery period in order to pass the subject.

Evaluation activity in recovery period


Assessed skills



G1, G6, G9, E7

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.



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