Warm ups or arrival activities are the best way to get fuzzy minds focused on the game ahead. Afterall you don't want to be 3-0 down after 10 minutes before they wake up and react to the fact they are playing a game. MORE
I was asked at training last week: “How do you warm a striker up?” The answer has to be: “The same as everyone else.”
A striker has to control, pass and run with the ball. They will not be shooting the whole time, indeed they may only shoot once or twice in a game.
I like to get my strikers running with the ball alongside my midfielders and my defenders. Running with the ball and changing direction brings a match-like experience to your warm-ups. It does what it says on the tin… warms players up for a match.
How to play it
- Give each player a ball.
- The players must attempt to dribble through as many gates as possible in a set time period.
- They aren’t allowed to repeatedly go in and out of the same gate.
How to advance it
Now the players must dribble through the gate and then make a turn back through the same gate.