Hi Guys, thanks for the reply.
Definitely focusing on doing the pure fundamentals very well and keeping it simple makes a lot of sense. I was not so much talking about sport specific movement patterns but more so specificity in regards to the metabolic demands of a particular sport (ATP/CP vs Glycolytic vs Oxidative) and how or whether or not the conditioining would be set up to mimic them as closely as possible.
For instance i’m trying to get the dry land conditioning work for a water polo side, which i’m doing programs up for, to resemble their sport so I was thinking 4-5x 5-6min circuits with varying intervals and levels of intensity. Also because water polo is so upper body dominant, I was thinking of making these somewhat similar to your beastly circuits but more upper body movements.
Also with sport specific movement pattern training I know a lot of top coaches and athletes incorporate some into their athletes routine. I know Baker in one of his papers recommends sng arm bench throws to throwing, punching and fending sports, and a friend of mine who did PICP level 1&2 in sydney last week said Poliquin has helped improve a lot of his sprinter’s times by improving their tibialis anterior strength and he also said he recommended clean-grip snatches to swimmers to help improve their speed off the blocks.
So I guess there might be a place for some sport specific work, but used off a solid platform of strength and power built by doing the fundamentals really well!
Anyways, thanks again!