in Warm Ups
Develop your players’ ability to create goal-scoring opportunities from wide areas. By STEVE GREENWOOD MORE
Soccer (football) warm-up drills are essential to prevent injury and prepare your players for both training sessions and matches. Use the following ideas for fun and effective, all-round warm ups.
Start the soccer (football) drill
Get your players to kick off the soccer warm-up drill by doing five minutes of light activity, such as walking or jogging on the spot.
Pump your arms or make large but controlled circular movements with them to help warm the muscles of your upper body.
One of the best ways to warm up for soccer is to organise a drill using the ball at a slow pace. This will allow your players to do the movements they will use during your soccer training session or matches:
Once your players have done gentle movement, tell them how to stretch their muscles.
Try a circle soccer drill
This is another soccer (football) drill to warm up your players and makes a change from simply running widths of the pitch.
Make a big circle about 20 yards in diameter (the size of the centre circle).
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