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Warm Up Routine 4

Drill Objective(s)soccer warm ups and warm up routines
  1. Prepare players for a game by increasing core body temperature.
  2. Active warm up stretches to prepare muscles for activity.
  3. Develop a players footwork with the ball.
  • Drill No:               WU4
  • Age:                    8-Adult                             
  • No Players:        4+
  • Difficulty:            Easy
  • Area/Time:         15yrds  (5-10mins)
Diagram 1

ORGANISATION:
Players perform the runs in groups of 3/5, 2 groups (Group A and Group B).  Group A works on footwark and Group B works on Ballwork. Cones are placed at 10 and 15yrds. 1-10 yrds is where the activities are performed and 10-15yrds is where the sprint takes place.  The width is the choice of the coach (approx 20yrds).
INSTRUCTIONS:

2 Activites are shown in the diagram:

Group A - Fast Feet Work
Players perform the individual runs and activites over the tall (pointed) cones.  Cones are placed at approximately 1yrd intervals (maximum 2yrds).  7-10 cones is adequate.  One cone (blue in the diagram) is placed 5yrds after the last pointed cone.

Instructions
Players perfom the following activites through the cones, then sprint to the blue cone.  then  perform a recovery run (jog) back to the starting line.

Activities:
1) Zig-zags (shuffle in and out of the cones facing the end (blue) cone.
2) Bunny hops ( 2 feet together) over the cones.
3) Right foot hops over cones.
4) Left foot hops over the cones.
5) Side step over the cone (Both feet touch in the gaps).
6) Side step over the cone (One foot in each gap).
7) Forward runs over cones (Both feet touch in the gaps).
8)  Forward runs over cones (One foot in the gaps).
9) 2 Forward, 1 Back (Run over 2 gaps then go back one before going forward 2 again).


Group B - Ball Work
Players perform game related footwork activites.  6-10 cones a stride apart.  Players perfom the following ballwork activites followed by a recover dribble back to the start line:

Activities:
1) Dribbling (Right and Left foot)
2) Juggling with feet through cones.
3) Juggling with thighs throught eh cones.
4) Juggling with head through the cones.
5) Drag backs through the cones.
6) Toe taps on the ball.

SCORING:
None.
KEY COACHING POINTS:
  1. During the rest periods players are encouraged to do their own stretches or even static stretches of the muscles groups being warmed at that time.  
  2. Players should be drinking water during warm ups also. 
  3. Good Technique when running.
  4. Start sprint activities off alternate legs.
  5. Focus, especially on the ball control exercises.
 
PROGRESSIONS:
  1. None.
 
VARIATIONS:
  1. None.
 
NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
None.
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