Top Warm-Up Drills To Prepare Your Team
Every training session or match should begin with a proper warm-up to ensure that players are mentally and physically prepared for what lies ahead. Here are a few key benefits of warming up:
- Reduces the risk of injuries
- Increases range of motion and body temperature
- Activates the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- Improves focus
On this page you will find a wide variety of warm-up drills which include dribbling warm-ups, passing warm-ups, tag games, and more.
The Ajax passing square is a simple and effective passing warm-up to work on different passing combinations and sharpen technical skills.
The small tight rondo is a simple rondo variation with 3 or 4 players playing keep away from a defender in a small space.
This is a simple dynamic warm-up arrangement where everyone on the team goes down and back at once.
Bayern Munich likes to do a variety of relay exercises in training for players to keep technical skills sharp. Heres a common one used by the German giants.
In this small circuit players perform plyometric exercises in addition to working on basic dribbling and shooting skills.
Diagonal short short longs is a passing warm-up sequence to get players to work on short and long passes before a training or a match.
The basic plyometric warm-up is a great way for players to work on speed, strength, and balance at the beginning of a training session.
Safe zone dribbling is a musical chairs inspired dribbling warm-up that is especially great for young players to work on moving with the ball and reacting quickly.
Dribbling around the square is a simple and effective warm-up to get players moving and working on dribbling.
Rondo last one standing is a competition with two teams. Each team sends a defender to the other side to defend and the last team to maintain possession wins.
Head to head dribble race is a fun and competitive way to help players improve dribbling and turning with speed.
The square dribbling warm-up is a simple drill to get players moving and working with the ball.
Passing with third man runners is a passing sequence that can be used to practice passing technique, work on combination play, or as a warm-up.Set Up For this exercise position your team as shown in the diagram. One line of players starts next to a mini goal, one...
The numbered passing drill is a simple passing exercise that can be used as a warm-up or to help players work on passing and moving.
The slalom dribbling relay race is a great way to train dribbling in a fun and competitive environment where players slalom dribble through cones.
The dribbling relay race is a great way to train dribbling in a fun and competitive environment.
Rock, paper, scissors tag is a fun tag game where players play rock, paper, scissors. The winning player becomes the tagger while the loser becomes the runner.
Juggle for distance is a simple juggling competition where players try to make it as far as they can without the ball touching the ground.
1v1 tag is a fun warm-up exercise that helps players develop their speed and quickness as they try to race past a defender.
Passing down the field is a simple warm-up drill where players pass back and forth to get their touch sharp on the ball before a training session or game.
The general dynamic warm-up is a basic warm-up routine that consists of many different dynamic movements that players should perform before a training or a match.
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