I'm a true believer that you have to be a competitor in everything, I just think when you can win or lose you work harder. I was wondering what some of you do at your program in the winter to force your athletes to compete.
At Fordham, we break our team up into small groups and have a points system with rewards. We also have a rating system based on test results with categories that the athletes can achieve. This year, I want to make our conditioning drills more competitve, once the coaches get off the road recruiting, we do a traditional "station" sytle winter workout, followed by some type of sprint work. Prior to them being around, i run the team in groups 2 days a week doing linear speed work one day and change of direction work on another.
I was wondering what drills you guys do during team runs... I was thinking of implementing plate races, towel 1 on 1 tug of war, tire flips for time, stick wrestling, and farmers walk relays. Any drills you guys have or are thinking of implementing would be great to discus.
Let's all bounce some ideas off eachother to get after our athletes this winter.