Soccer warm-up drill to prepare players for a match

This is a great warm-up to get your players ready for a match with short jogging and sprinting runs.

Key elements

  • Start your warm-ups with this session on match days because as players arrive for the game they can join in without causing disruption.
  • You need three cones, five yards apart and players in two rows. The warm-up is continuous. Players need to concentrate on their own pace and no one else’s.
  • Start off slowly, then move to quick jogging and sprinting. You can make it a simple, fast race to the end, or fast in the first zone then slow in the second.

This session is from The Ultimate Soccer Warm-Ups Manual.

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