Once you have collected data on your capabilities in a factor, you move further along the cycle of analysis.

This requires analysing the data and creating a development plan, relevant to your performance levels.

Steps 2 and 3 of the Cycle of Analysis: Analyse results and create a development plan

Analysing data

Having collected data, you need to analyse your results to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Although you want to maintain your strengths, you are primarily concerned with taking your weaknesses on to the next stage of the cycle of analysis.

When you know your performance levels in a factor, you can start to build your development plan. This is shown below:

  • Factor: Physical (muscular endurance)
  • Qualitative method: PPW
  • Score obtained: 3/10
  • Quantitative method: standardised fitness test
  • Score obtained: Very poor NORM

Having achieved the above results, you could do the following in relation to your planning:

  1. Identify approaches appropriate to your weakness: circuit training for muscular endurance
  2. Set sessions at the correct duration and intensities based on current muscular endurance levels
  3. Plan how frequently you will train in week one while taking into account how much you would be capable of doing in seven days
  4. Set realistic short, medium and long-term goals for your development plan based on the result achieved

It is vital you refer to your data collection results when planning and creating a development plan.

The next step is how to use your results to aid your goal setting.