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The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual

Never hunt around for a fresh soccer warm-up again

A collection of 126 football warm-ups to improve players' technical and physical abilities, develop problem-solving skills, reduce potential for injury and build team spirit. Drills include warm downs, pre-match warm-ups and warm-up circuits. A4 colour, spiral-bound book.


Coaching Manual

Age: 8-11, 11-16, Adult


Skill level: Improver, Advanced
No. of pages: 105

Full Description

As a Chelsea FC Academy Coach, Mike Beale, works closely with kids and young adults, developing talented players into the stars of the future.  

He knows how to get youngsters engaged and what will start your training session on a high. He has compiled all his favourite drills in The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual.

It is designed to break you and your players out of your old habits. By picking and choosing the warm-ups which most suit your players, and rotating them regularly, you will:

  • improve them physically
  • improve them technically
  • improve their decision making
  • improve their problem solving
  • reduce the occurence of injuries
  • inspire them to improve their performance
  • build team spirit and understanding


These warm-ups will reinvigorate your training and you and your players will look forward to every session. What's more, you'll have a lot of fun together in the process.

The manual features 126 warm-ups including:

  • Warm-ups without a ball
  • Agility ladder warm-ups
  • Warm-ups with a ball each
  • Warm-ups with a ball between two
  • Group warm-ups
  • Warm-up circuits
  • Pre-match warm-ups
  • Warm downs


Each warm-up includes:

  • a clear illustration showing how to arrange your players and the actions and movements required
  • a list of instructions for organising your players
  • what to say to help you get across the key action points
  • progressions to help your players take the warm-up to the next level


The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual is an instant reference, all in one place, right at your fingertips, inspiration sourcebook. No more endless searching for something new to do in the warm-ups..

Running your coaching sessions will be easier. Each warm-up is clearly and simply explained, with illustrations. This guide is great for coaching beginners and experienced coaches alike. What's more, if you can't make a session one night and need to use a stand-in, you might tell them to use warm-ups 67, 94 and 103. Job done!

If you ever have to take regular training or coaching sessions you'll appreciate the sheer helpfulness of this resource. This really is a no-nonsense, user-friendly and above all, functional tool that will work for you.

Customer Reviews

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Adrian Everett, Jex Rangers U13s, UK
By Mark Hooson, 29th October 2010

“THE best training book I have. It's easy to use and my players love it. I show the players the diagram we are going to use, then we walk through it.”

Stuart Davis, Berkeley Vale Soccer Club, Australia
By Mark Hooson, 29th October 2010

“The manual has given my training sessions structure and planning, as well as making the players think and most importantly have fun. My attendance at training is at an all time high.”

Mike McGough, Racing Blythe Youth Football Club, UK
By Mark Hooson, 29th October 2010

“I am a UEFA B coach and have been coaching for many years. However I found the Manual inspirational.”

Elizabeth Noonan, Pittsford Mustangs U15s, USA
By Mark Hooson, 29th October 2010

“Great reference manual! Keeps things fresh and new. The kids get excited when I introduce something encourages creativity in me and in them!”

Barry Duncan, Great Wakering Rovers Lions and Tigers, UK
By Mark Hooson, 29th October 2010

“Your manual not only helped me put a more structured warm-up and training schedule together, it also allowed me to have a Saturday off and my assistant who had lacked confidence to train the children on his own to then take a full session.”

Brian Hobbins, Dishforth AFC, UK
By Mark Hooson, 29th October 2010

“A great one stop shop for all levels. The exercises are easy to follow and easy to expand on by adding your own ideas.”