Warm Ups

Warm-ups and cool-downs are two of the most important aspects of your training and match day routines.

It’s vital that your players warm-up and cool-down properly in order to maximise their performance and reduce the risk of injury. We tell you how and why warm-ups and cool-downs work and we suggest some activities that you might try with your team.

Pass and sprint

Pass and sprint

in Passing, Warm Ups

Great way to warm up before a match or training session. Similar to a Rondo but with more physical movement for days when it is cold or you have a practice based on fitness. MORE

Barcelona Rondo

Why rondos work well at the start of training

in Tips and advice, Warm Ups

I was over in America in January at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia. What a great event that was, with the focus on youth soccer and all the problems of the world shut out for three intensive days of coach education. My lecture was on youth development from U7 to U10 and how... MORE

Cone chase

Chase the cones

in Defending, Warm Ups

In this set up players are racing against each other in a fun game that you can use at training or on match days. Great one to get the players alert and ready for anything MORE

leg press with a ball

Five minute fitness

in Fitness and Diet, Warm Ups

Leg press with a ball... this five minute fitness drill can be used during your training sessions for a quick break to help coaching points sink in, or as an incentive for a drinks break. MORE

Drew Broughton

My favourite coaching sessions

in Blog, Warm Ups

Drew Broughton is a former professional footballer who made over 540 senior appearances for 21 different clubs, scoring 116 goals, in a career spanning 17 years. His favourite coach was Paul Ince. MORE

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