in Warm Ups
Set your players up for the session with this competitive warm-up game which helps them use footwork, communication and in the development, passing skills. MORE
Known as “plyometrics,” the jumps in this warm-up drill produce quick, powerful movement using a “stretch reflex”. A stretch reflex occurs when a muscle lengthens (stretches) and immediately shortens. The reflex action occurs when the muscle changes from the lengthening to the shortening action. Using this warm-up drill is a great way to prepare muscles for the vigours ahead.
Star jump warm-up drill
In this warm-up drill, complete three sets of 15 repetitions and rest for 60 seconds between sets.
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