Players enter the Train to Compete stage when they are proficient in sport-specific Train to Train & learn to compete player development components (physical, technical-tactical, mental, and emotional). Players are training nearly full-time and competing at the national level while being introduced to international competition. In Train to Compete further development of tactics now come into play
- Participants enter this stage based on individual commitment, volume and intensity of training, and performance results as well as having achieved all the objectives of the Train to Train & learn to compete stage.
- Participate in year-round, high-intensity, individual- event- and position-specific training within a high-quality training environment.
- Specialise in one sport or complementary sports (e.g. Indoor and beach volleyball),
- Learn to perform skills under a variety of competitive conditions.
- Compete at a national level and develop international competition skills and abilities.
- Optimize recovery and regeneration with scheduled (periodised) time for regular recovery and developing mental fitness.
- Players should be engaged in a minimum of 22+ hours training relating to their specialised sport