What does it mean to be physically fit for your sport? If you think you know, what are your references based off of? Personal experience, got it from a book, learned from someone else, comes from a computer program? Have you matched up the sources above with actual outcomes?
Shouldn't we, as coaches, be asking ourselves the simple question of "sports-fitness" over and over again and compare that to what we perceive to be sports fitness? Does the practice match the concept?
Maybe this is an oversimplification, but with the huge level of injuries in competitive sports and number of athletes who feel that they need a chemical to be competitive, I would say that the notion of sports-fitness has become more of a generic term for whatever preference a strength coach has for training.
What does it really mean to be sports-fit for your sport?