Sports are profusely different, and training must be aimed at an individuals specific sport. Athletes I am currently training with come from a wide array of sports. I am familiar with baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, swimming, tennis, long distance runners and track and field athletes, to name a few.
During our training, I will design tiered phases as we continue to progress. Every sport is distinct with, off season, preseason, regular season, mid-season, possible playoffs and post season. As one can see there are various timelines depending on the sport of the participating individual. This essentially gives us a timeline to focus on. As we progress through the timeline, there will be a huge emphasis on agility and plyometric to improve the physicality of the individual.
It is important to remember that athletes often over familiarize themselves with the same movement. This can result in muscle imbalances and weakness in that particular individual. Unfortunately, if training is not differentiated, is can lead to injury or constant compensation with dominate muscles. Participating in specialized training can correct potential or preexisting damage, and ultimately make that individual a better overall player.