Another timely "what would you do?"
Athletes: Football players. All decent 100-200 sprinters in high school. None of them have run track for 2 or more years.
Scenario: The football players just finished their season and the coaching staff is allowing them to run indoor track however they won't be allowed to run outdoor track because of Spring Football. You have 1 month to the first meet during which these athletes will be on Christmas break for 3 weeks. You have 3 months until your indoor conference championship. They could potentially be scorers or medalists if trained appropriately.
Things to consider:
*What would you focus on (speed, strength, flexibility, etc)?
*Do you just throw them in with your sprinters who've been training since fall or do you start them on a different routine?
*What events would you run them in…do you dare try to train them for the long sprints?
*What modifications to the training program do you make?
*Does having them only for the indoor season have any implications for your training plan?