Preparing your squad to play soccer is not only important so that they are physically ready, but also mentally switched on and set to play their best. Warming up and cooling down ensures that your players are able to maximize their performance whilst also reducing the chance of injury.
Use the warm-up drills on Cupello to find fun and useful methods of preparing your players for a training session or on matchday. Warm-ups can often become repetitive, so get your squad moving and communicating in enjoyable ways so that they are excited to train and play.
Warming up is vital for youth players to reduce the risk of injury during the training session.
First thing that happens in a session and set the tone so chose one that fits the training focus.
Always use a ball in your warm ups – it's more realistic to the game and gives the warm up more focus.
Make sure on match days you have chosen a warm up to take with you... and don't forget balls, bibs and cones!