If I was training intermediate athletes for only 2 to 3 days a week I would probably stick with a template like the Texas Method. That way, everyone would atleast get the volume work in on the big 3.
They would always show up for recovery, because its easier, and who doesnt like to max out? I think you would find a higher rate of participation although this particular program may not fit everyones' needs.
Just a thought. Kudos for being an awesome strength coach. I remember playing foot ball in highschool and no one even deadlifted over 405. Everything was about 3x10. Utterly pointless.