Top 5 Warm Ups

Warm Up Ideas – Top 5 Warm Ups

As we covered before, warm ups are absolutely key and an essential part of any training session or fixture preparations. You can read our guide to warm ups here, but if you’re looking for some inspiration and some warm up ideas then read on as we highlight our favourite warm ups, both with and without the ball.

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Importance of Warm Ups

Importance of Warm Ups

Tips for warm ups

It’s has always been a mystery as to why warm ups are so often overlooked, when they are in fact the building blocks of a successful match situation scenario – which is why we’ve compiled a list of our tips for warm ups. Gone are the days of a quick lap of half the pitch followed by pinging balls vaguely in the direction of the goal posts, so cast those thoughts far, far away. In the modern game, warming up is absolutely essential and can be the key difference between two sides come kick off. To warm up correctly is to prepare appropriately, just as failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Read on for our tips for warm ups…

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Winter Training Tips

Winter Training Tips

It’s no secret that winters in the U.K are pretty miserable 90% of the time, and that those long, dark months coincide with the middle of most of our sporting seasons. So, preparing for exercise during this time isn’t as simple as a grabbing a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, it involves sensible planning to ensure that children get the most out of their time out on the pitch and avoid freezing at all costs – so stay prepared with our winter training tips.

It’s not as easy as just layering up and wearing gloves, though, as you should always take the conditions into consideration when planning your sessions. The cold brings an increased risk of injury and any contact definitely hurts more when muscles are contracting and getting tighter. On top of this, standing around in the cold is not fun, so it would be easy for participants to lose interest and avoid getting involved.

To counter the negatives, we’ve come up with a handy guide of winter training tips on how to continue to get the most out of sessions whatever the weather. Ultimately, the aim has to be maintaining enjoyment levels for children and lower the risk of injury, so read on for some key winter training tips…

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