I too am a proponent of a 4 day work week. Most likely, your athletes didn't do as much off season work as you would have liked and they may not be in the kind of shape you'd like them to be in. They will probably respond pretty well to having that extra day off. Use the 4 days to get the work done you need to do. If they seem able to handle more, have the seniors call practice one day a week and have that be a recovery/tempo day.
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Because too much focus on running/sprinting makes you stale. It's GPP, not the competitive season.
i disagree, i would do a 20min run before i let my athletes play basketball. so let say if one of your best sprinters blow a Achilles tendon?
I'm with danimal on this one. While I would never put too much focus on games, I think a mental break from the track is a useful tool to keeping the kids excited, motivated, and wanting to come back. Maybe basketball isn't a good choice of activities, due to the high risk of injury, but you have that risk with any activity you do. Giving the kids a break mentally can go a long way to making it a more successful season by year's end.
im a believer in how vince anderson run things, he give his sprinters a 6 day a week program in the summer and let them know that if they dont report back in shape and ready to go then we will have problems – not good. bc come sept we are rolling! his summer program is as follows:
mon: 100m sprints 12-13sec
tue: 6×300 continuous 60sec
wed: med ball circuit
thur: 4×200 27 or 6×50 6sec
fri: Grass Circuit
sat: Activity hour walk, hoops, swim, bike, aerobics
COME SEPT LETS ROLL, NO NEED FOR ALL THAT BB CRAP IN THE FALL!