in Warm Ups
Three-part session teaching players to receive on the half-turn and break defensive lines. By DAVID PONCIA MORE
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