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
Co-ordination teamwork agility warm ups drill
Warm-ups don’t have to be boring and this one has got me out of tight spots before when I haven’t had a session plan ready.
This allows you to begin your session in a fun way that will prepare your players for the level of performance you want them to reach.
A lot of coaches don’t take the warm-up seriously. But it’s no use having players only 50% ready to learn at the beginning of your main session, because it will take another five or 10 minutes for them to get up to speed.
Apart from warming up, young players learn a great deal about co-ordination. The players in the huddle have to use their skills to keep the lone tagger at bay. They actually have to think quickly to gain the upper hand. Meanwhile, the lone tagger is on the prowl, trying to catch the bibbed player.
How to play it
- Three players create a triangle by holding hands – or putting their hands on their partners’ shoulders if they object to holding hands!
- One of the three players must wear a coloured bib.
- A fourth player (the tagger) must try to touch the player wearing the bib as the triangle swivels around to protect him.
- The triangle of players must remain joined. If anyone drops their hands, restart the game.
- After three tags, the tagger swaps places with a member of the triangle.