Warm-ups are an essential part of every lesson and your programme. Your warm-up routine reflects you and what you are about – so use it as a way to set your standards for the lesson and your programme.
Our popular warm-up planner gets juniors is separated into 3 parts – and each part includes several exercises that you can use. See the full article for information on the parts.
Ready to move
- Objective – to get players moving in varied ways with good precision and quality
- Principle – movement of whole body, not just feet, to include a ball to establish the ready, read and react
Ready to play
- Objective – to play every shot on time and on balance with precision, care and intensity
- Start to develop sharp movement, feel and timing for the ball
- Principle – set the minimum standards for the lesson and the players
Ready to learn
- Objective – to engage brain as well as body; to set personal and session goals around quality rather than just outcome; to know “what will I learn today?”
- Principle – switch on the brain; get into learning mode