Focus clearly only on what needs to be done to get training results that translate into competition performance. This demands a laser focus on the training tasks that are meaningful. Eliminate the nice to do activities that make you tired but don’t make you better. Never forget that less is more. Find out what works for your athletes and keep fine-tuning and tweaking that to achieve continual adaptation. Beware of variety and variation for the sake of variety as that is often a slippery slope.
Have a very specific objective for each workout that is clearly articulated to all concerned. Everything in the workout should be in pursuit of that objective. At the end of the workout evaluate and debrief – was the objective achieved? if so why? If not why not? Be sure to adjust subsequent training accordingly. Always put the workout in context of the whole training plan, never lose sight of the cumulative effect of training. One workout cannot make an athlete, but one workout can break an athlete.