Do you find that you use the same warm-up routines at the start of every training session or match? It’s that old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” trap. But many coaches tell me that it is the warm-up that prompts most of the “same old, same old” complaints from players.
You can build on a successful warm-up, so it’s worth investing in getting them right.
The task for you as a coach is to stimulate your players.
And that’s where The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual comes in.
If you can come up with a new warm-up idea, or even a variation on an old theme, you should get a more positive response from the players in the rest of the session. They will then be more likely to achieve your objectives.
The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual 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 occurrence of injuries
- inspire them to improve their performance
- build team spirit and understanding
I am absolutely certain that 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 shout- to help you get across the key action points
- progressions to help your players take the warm-up to the next level
I can’t overemphasize how important it is that your warm-ups reflect real match conditions as far as possible.
It’s also important to ensure that your players get as many touches with a ball as possible – that’s why they’re there!
You can also rest assured that I’ve taken full account of the latest thinking on the scientific and medical aspects of the warm-up and your players will benefit from increased fitness and fewer injuries.
Much thought has gone into the design of each warm-up to ensure that it is easy to follow and easy to communicate to your players.
The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual will become the only warm-up guide you need, and you’ll be able to use it for years.
With sections on stretching and warm-downs as well, it’s the complete package.
Nothing similar exists.
The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual is an instant reference, all in one place, right at your fingertips, inspiration source-book. 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.
The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual is only available from us online so buy now and give your players the edge.
P.S. There are 126 different warm-ups in this manual. You could use two different drills every week for a year and never repeat yourself!