Workload Monitoring and Athlete Management

Teacher Tim Gabbett
Dates 29 Febraury - 1 March 2020
Max participants 50
Location Record - Centro Universitario Sportivo Bolognese Via del Pilastro, 8 - Bologna, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (16 ECM & 1.3 CEU)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Research & Evidence Based
Theoretical foundation
Hands-on/practical sessions
2 days of high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Physical therapists, physical therapy students, chiropractors, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers and athletic trainer students, medical doctors, medical doctors students can register for this course
BHSc (Hons), PhD (2) - Gabbett Performance Solutions
Dr Tim Gabbett has 20 years experience working as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a wide range of...
Course program
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM

    Participants registration

  • 9:30AM-10:30AM

    Coaching Roundtable – What is “Load Management” Really About?
    This session will provide practitioners the opportunity to discuss the concepts around load management, and what it means for their practice. (Group Interaction)

  • 10:30AM-11:00AM

    A Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring (part 1)
    In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)

  • 11:00AM-11:20AM


  • 11:20AM-12:20AM

    A Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring (part 2)
    In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)

  • 12:20AM-1:15PM

    Monitoring with Minimal Resources
    In this session, Tim will demonstrate how coaches can monitor their athletes’ training - even when they have minimal resources at their disposal. (Group Interaction)

  • 1:15PM-2:15PM

    Lunch break

  • 2:15PM-3:15PM

    Putting Training Monitoring into Practice
    Bring your laptops and tablets along! In this session, participants will use techniques learned from the preceding sessions to write their own programs. (Practical)

  • 3:15PM-3:45PM


  • 3:45PM-4:45PM

    Training Smarter and Harder
    This session will highlight the latest evidence demonstrating that training harder is actually training smarter! (Lecture)

  • 4:45PM-5:15PM

    Open Forum and Discussion
    (Group Discussion)

  • 5:15PM-6:15PM

    Post-Session Drinks!

  • 8:30AM-9:15AM

    Making a Difference in High Performance Sport
    This session will discuss ways in which coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning staff and sport science researchers can develop an integrated program using an athlete-centered approach. (Lecture)

  • 9:15AM-10:15AM

    Load Monitoring – It’s Not All About the “Ratio”!
    In this session the most recent work on training monitoring will be discussed. Appropriately staged training (rather than simply monitoring) and its role in managing injury and pain will be explored. (Lecture)

  • 10:15AM-10:45AM


  • 10:45AM-12:15PM

    Developing Load Capacity in Adolescent Athletes
    This session requires participants to work together to find ways to develop load capacity in adolescent athletes preparing to compete against elite senior international athletes. (Group-Based Problem-Solving)

  • 12:15PM-1:15PM

    Lunch break

  • 1:15PM-2:45PM

    Return to Competition
    This session will explore the timing, content and loading when returning to competition following minor and major injuries, and off-season break. (Practical Group Interaction)

  • 2:45PM-3:00PM


  • 3:00PM-4:15PM

    Individualizing the Training Process
    This session will discuss the process behind developing individualized training programs within a team environment. (Group Interaction)

  • 4:15PM-4:45PM

    Open Forum and Discussion
    (Group Discussion)

  • 4:45PM-5:30PM

    Post-Session Drinks!

This program is approved for 1.3 CEUs or 13 hours of continuing education for the CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, or TSAC-F certifications according to the guidelines set forth by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Course Description and content

Dr. Tim Gabbett has forged a career working with elite professional athletes while also publishing his research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His Load Management Workshop, which has been delivered in 6 continents and 21 countries worldwide, combines the very latest scientific information on training with practical ideas that can be used immediately in the clinical setting, with athletes, or sporting teams.

This two-day workshop bridges the gap between theory and practice. Participants will gain hands-on experience monitoring training loads, designing session and weekly training plans, and providing training programs to meet the individual needs of athletes and patients. The workshop is presented in a small group setting, promoting interaction and discussion amongst participants, and allowing ample time for Q&A. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or simply want to gain some practical ideas to implement in your clinic, this workshop will help you to “build a training program from the ground up”!

Learning Objectives and Goals

Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will:

  • Understand the difference between acute and chronic workloads;
  • Demonstrate the importance of high chronic workloads in protecting against injury;
  • Understand how to calculate and apply the acute:chronic workload ratio to safely progress athlete workloads;
  • Gain an understanding of the factors that protect against "spikes" in workload;
  • Develop return to train, play, and 'compete' plans;
  • Understand how to identify the 'worst-case scenario' and prepare players for these demands;
  • Understand how to individualize aerobic training programs.

Methods of Learning

This workshop uses a combination of lectures, focus groups, roundtable discussion, practical sessions, formal and informal question and answer sessions to enhance learning.

Informed Consent

All practical components that involve physical activity are completely voluntary. However, as some of these activities involve strenuous physical activity (within your individual capacity), participants will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and informed consent.

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the course:

  • Registration fee for students* €428,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 4+ pp* €455,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee groups 8+ pp* €428,00 + VAT 22%
  • Registration fee (early booking)* €468,00 + VAT 22% - until December, 20th45 2019
  • Registration fee €535,00 + VAT 22% - starting from December, 21st 2019
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”