Great stuff, thanks! How about combat sports, especially striking arts? Movement patterns in sport are mostly about pushing (punching and kicking), hitting the legs hard on training days takes a toll in the sport training later in the day. Some roadwork will also be involved for conditioning. Throwing lots of punches on daily basis also takes a bit of a toll on your elbows, is that something you would consider before having the athlete do OL variations?
To give you example of my situation, I train thaiboxing, once my gym starts running on normal schedule one couple of weeks I'll be training 6 days a week, about 2hrs per session. Schedule will look something like
Mon AM Roadwork, PM 2hrs of MT
Tue AM Off/1 hr of MT, PM 1,5hrs of MT
Wed AM Off, PM 1,5hrs of sparring
Thu AM Roadwork, PM 2,5hrs of MT
Fri AM Off, PM 2hrs of MT
Sat AM 2,5hrs of MT, PM Off/lifting
Sun AM/PM Lifting
So that would leave me with one day I could dedicate for lifting and maybe odd morning here and there when I can make time to hit the gym. I'm not good at OL, I "can" clean but I believe its too much of a muscle clean to really get the desired training effect and I have my doubts about how well my elbows might hold up since I've never really figured out how to properly get the bar from the shoulders down to hang without getting sore elbows after few sessions. Obviously something I should probably work on next summer. Would something similiar like 3-5 worksets of 3-5reps with moderate weight focusing on explosiveness work with front squats or deadlifts, followed up by some rowing and weighted ab work? What, if any, upperbody pushing should I do to maintain my upperbody strength?