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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