in Warm Ups
Three-part session teaching players to receive on the half-turn and break defensive lines. By DAVID PONCIA MORE
This simple and fun activity is perfect for use on match days, allowing you to warm up your players with a quick burst of movement and a focus on technique
Quick technical warm up that helps players to get an early feel for the ball. The distances are short so your team won’t tire, changes of direction help them to concentrate on ball control.
To set up for this simple to use and fun warm-up activity, you will need balls and cones. In an area 10 x 10 yard mark out a 4 x 4 yard square in the centre using cones. We used 10 players in the warm up they should be spread around the area.
Have two or three balls working simultaneously. The players must dribble into the middle square, which measures 4×4 yards. They must then complete a change in direction with a turn or a skill, then dribble out of the area to a team-mate who takes over the ball and dribbles through the square.
Players should be using a good first touch to get the ball out from under their feet and use a running technique to get to the small square then quick feet touching the ball around the cones to come out in another direction.