Plans are long-term blueprints for adaptation organized around a specific timeline. You can use plans to lay out your phases and cycles, and break everything out into separate tracks for individuals and groups.
As you build your plan, every session is automatically added to the calendar. When it comes time to execute, you can quickly make changes on the fly.
CREATE A PLAN
When you create a plan, you give it a name, a start date, and an end date. A sensible name usually includes some description of the time frame covered by the plan and perhaps who or what it's for. The start and end dates can be whatever you want, but the cleanest setup is to have the plan start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday.
The plan interface is a simple layout with the months at the top and each week in the plan grouped under their respective month. You can click the "Week" row header to expand the timeline to show the actual dates of each day. You can also give each week a name / description to help you organize the structure and timeline of the plan.
ADD AN EXISTING PROGRAM
If you've already created a program, you can easily schedule it within your plan. Click the "Schedule Program" button in the top right of the screen, then select the "Existing Program" option. This brings up a form where you select which program you want to add, who you want to schedule it for, the start week of the program within the plan, and the start and stop times of the program sessions.
In the example animation above, we scheduled a 4 week strength program for the "Bigs" group starting in week 1 of the plan. You'll notice that the program is laid out on the plan timeline after adding it. If we look at the calendar, we'll see that every session from that program has been added on the appropriate days and at the time of day we specified (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.).
On the calendar you can edit sessions created from a plan, and your changes will not affect the original source. However, any changes you make at the plan level will be reflected on the calendar, and changes made at the calendar level will be overwritten.
ADD A NEW PROGRAM
You can also build new programs right into the plan. To do so, click the "Schedule Program" button and select the "New Program" option. In the form, select who you want to build the program for and give the program a name. Then specify the start and end weeks of the program within the plan, and set the start and end times of the program's sessions. You can optionally specify a facility where the program sessions will take place, and give it a description.
After creating a new program, it drops you into the standard program interface where you can build a program like normal (see the Programs guide for more info on building programs).
Going back to the plan, you'll see that the program we just created is laid out on the plan timeline. The "Bigs" group has two programs scheduled, and we can easily see our overall structure.
The plan tool is great for organizing the training of many athletes or groups over a given period of time. All your programs are clearly laid out, and you can quickly get a high-level view of everything that's going on with your team (see the Roster guide for more info on creating and managing groups).
MODIFY OR CANCEL A PROGRAM
If you need to modify a program within a plan, simply click the name of the program you want to modify, and it will take you to the program interface.
However, if you added an existing program outside of the plan, you can modify the source program, and all changes will be reflected within plan. So if you scheduled the same program multiple times, you only have to make changes once.
To delete a program, simply hover over the name of the program you want to delete, then click the "x" button to the left of the row. This will remove the program from the plan and delete all of the program's sessions from the calendar.