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
Squat jump soccer warm up drill
Using a combination of jumps in a drill is a great way to help your young players warm up their muscles before a match, as well as building up their core agility skills.
Known as plyometrics, these jumps work on a quick, powerful movement using a stretch reflex. A stretch reflex occurs when a muscle lengthens (stretches), then immediately shortens – the reflex action occurs when the muscle changes from the lengthening to the shortening action.
Using this soccer drill as a warm-up exercise is a great way to prepare muscles for the rigours of a match or soccer training session.
Squat jump soccer drill
- Stand, feet hip-width apart.
- Drop rapidly into a partial squat position.
- Immediately jump for maximum height.
- Land with semi-squat position.
- Complete the drill with three sets of six repetitions.
- Rest for 90 seconds between drill sets.