I absolutely echo what Callam is saying. Here in Japan, many kids specialize from an early age and only develop very specific skills in athletics. For the one’s with huge genetic potentials this effects them very little but for everyone else it usually causes them to reach their athletic peak at 18 or so. Since your goal is long term, I think even if your coach’s plan isn’t perfect, there is more value in being exposed to that then not. What I mean is that there are better ways to develop specifically for sprinting but overall athleticism is probably based on your exposure to a wide range of stressors and your genetic potential. Whether you continue or not, I think it would be a good idea not to be at all specific with your training because you are still growing!
I don’t want to continue with training at the high school….and I do agree with what your saying. Do you think training multi-event style might be a good idea for now….like sprints and jumps and whatever else? And when I say LTAD I just want to clarify I mean for T&F..I’m not too much of a fan of other sports in general and I’m sort of commited to the whole track thing.