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
Running in pairs
This is a great warm-up to get your players ready for a match using short jogging and sprinting runs.
- Start your warm-up with this exercise on match days because as players arrive, they can join in without causing disruption.
- You need three cones, five yards apart and players in two rows. The warm-up is continuous. Players need to concentrate on their own pace and no one else’s.
- Start off slowly, then move to quick jogging and sprinting. You can make it a simple, fast race to the end, or fast in the first zone then slow in the second.