I feel many times coaches are very good at teaching gymnasts new skills and working routine construction, however, lack the very important skill of peaking gymnasts at the right time for competitions. Recently completing my high performance qualification in the UK I had to come up with a year plan for an elite level gymnast. This plan involved the day to day forecasting, goal setting and structure of workouts. Having drawn upon my own personal experience and coaching suggestions from the past, I developed a plan to peak for certain competitions and insert new skills in others. I am looking for any suggestions or feelings towards the process of coaching planning. How many routines, how many elements, when to taper back, when to push forward, weekly microcycles to monthly microcycles etc... Any thoughts or ideas?