In an actual game they don’t really have much, but at least here in the states it is tradition. Coaches tend to think it builds toughness and makes sure you do not get tired in the fourth quarter. Many coaches do not understand the physiological aspect of what they are doing so they assume a bunch of high intensity, long duration runs will translate into better conditioning for a football player. They also tend to assume more is better when it comes to conditioning. Just one of those things you have to put up with I guess.
makes no sense to develop everything at the same time, a very short time…if you have 3 sessions a week, even if you cannot individualize training and you have players who just lifted weights for months without any running at all, at least have a session more towards condioning, and a session more toward speed, alternating them.when does your season start?
for speed start with 10m, push up or groud position and worl forom it, with anmple rest-…for conditioning, no need to throw up, stick with tempo and BW exercises in between…agility you can work on both days, one with ample rest, the other with “packages” of football specific drills and rests…
If time is not that much, try with a 30’minutes speed warm up and some short accelerations before practice…better than running gassers at the end…btw, have you recived my email with the book cbass20002000?