It's been a long lay-off for some of us and getting back into shape for the season ahead is an important part of coaching preparation. And not just for you the coach. This week I have been coaching at clinics for teams to get them back into playing contact games before they go to play friendly matches. MORE
Bounce and react warm up drill
Use this warm up to practice having your players compete for the ball in a 1v1 situation.
How to play
This is a great physical warm up that works on your players’ speed, strength and balance.
Line up four cones and place a ball on the top each one.
Get the players in pairs. Each pair in turn has to bounce around in random directions.
Call out a number. The players must try to be the first to knock the ball off the relevant cone.
The players can use their bodies and arms to hold each other off but you must penalize any fouls.
Make sure you match players for both ability and size.