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Warming Up For Sport – What? Why? How?

By Richie Whall

soccer warmup

What is the purpose of the warm-up? Why do we warm-up? How do we warm-up?


The majority of coaches and athletes will perform some form of warm-up prior to training or competition but how often do we actually take the time to think about:


:: What we need to do to warm-up appropriately


:: Why we do what we are currently doing to warm-up, or


:: Wow can the warm-up be conducted more effectively?



In my previous article I discussed a goals – principles – strategies – activities approach to developing your coaching philosophy and system. So, applying this system – what does this mean for warm-ups?


The two key warm-up goals are to: