Coach Park

Think about the scenario below according to the sport and level (youth sport, high school, college) you have coached or desire to coach. Be sure to read the following scenario and determine which of the six training variables is not being correctly applied. Thoughtfully state your recommendations about what needs to be done differently. Answer the questions below using specific reasons which will defend the position that you are taking and your decision rationale. You must have a minimum of 2 paragraphs and a maximum of 4 paragraphs detailing your answer.


During the first day of practice, Coach Park demands that his players run full speed throughout an hour-long scrimmage. He yells at anyone who slacks off. At the end of the practice, some athletes look physically ill from exhaustion.

List the training program variables:

Your recommendations for changes: