Coaches should plan and implement a warm up that:
- Running on the spot - include clapping above head, boxing in various directions, etc.
- Bouncing on the spot - forwards/backwards, side-to-side
- Running or skipping forwards, backwards, sideways, etc.
- Zig-zag or slalom running
- Agility activities
- Galloping in various directions
- "Fast feet" on the spot
- Partnered activities
References from the SIRC Collection:
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2. Halvorson R. Dynamic Warm-Ups Reduce Sports Injuries. IDEA Fitness Journal. April 2009;6(4):14.
3. Mitchell M, McKethan R. Making Physical Activity Fun. ACSM Fit Society Page. Spring 2003;:3-4.
4. SATO G. WARMING-UP with MINI-GAMES. Volleyball. January 2010;21(1):57-59.
5. Walters K. WARM-UPS: Thinking Outside the Penalty Box. Soccer Journal. November 2008;53(7):12-13.
6. Welch B. The importance of a proper warm-up. Coaching Youth Sports. September 2003.