My team are slow starters, could it be nerves?
Warm ups of the mental as well as the physical side of the game are vital for getting teams to start games with a bang. You don't want your players to be woken up by conceding a goal. Go to the warm ups section of Cupello and pick something out like a basketball style warm up game with passing between players that gets minds thinking about movement, support and finding a player with a pass. Some quick sprints between cones 10 yards apart also get bodies up to speed. And don't forget to do something just before kick off – a huddle is good with the Captain giving words of encouragement and get the players to shout their team name.