The article discusses and analyzes the planning of the training process of highly skilled athletes in field hockey in the preparatory period of one year training cycle. The means and methods of training in accordance with the stages and mesocycles of preparatory period of one year training cycle, as well as orientation training load are proposed. The association between physical fitness of hockey players and the level of technical and tactical skills is defined. The positive effect of this system of planning the training process in the first preparatory period on the results of the matches of the first competition period of the annual cycle is found. One of the key problems of training highly skilled athletes in field hockey at the present stage is the search for efficient ways to improve the training process. It is undoubtedly that planning training takes a leading position in the macrocycle. Construction of the training process of the qualified athletes in field hockey in the annual cycle training is based on the theory of periodization of athletic training and is characterized by the following factors: • the basic theoretical and methodological concepts; • the structure and content of the training planning process; • the purpose and objectives of athletic training; • the didactic principles and specific training of athletes; • the organization of monitoring the preparedness and competitive activity of the athlete. The problem of constructing the training process of the athletes of sports game based on the theory of periodization scheme doubled year training cycle in the transition of Ukraine Championship on an «autumn-spring» remainsunresolved. The training process as a holistic education based on the appropriate structure, which has a relatively stable order of joining the components of the process (the parts, the links) and is characterized by the following factors: • the appropriate order correlation of various aspects of the content of training athletes (general and special physical training, physical and tactical training); • the correlation parameters necessary for training and competitive pressures; • the sequence of various stages of the training process. The first preparatory period of annual training cycle is crucial in planning training of highly skilled athletes in field hockey, which lays the basis of physical, technical, tactical, functional, psychological preparedness of the players for the entire macrocycle. The structure and parameters of preparation have been tested in preparation Premier League Championship Ukraine and can be used in the preparation of highly skilled athletes in field hockey teams participating in the Championship of Ukraine.