Academy Level: A Fun Awareness Warm-up for Improving Peripheral Vision

Academy Level: A Fun Awareness Warm-up for Improving Peripheral Vision

Use this warm up to work on awareness of where other players are (in this case all the other players are defenders trying to win possession of your ball) whilst maintaining possession of the ball ensuring players are looking around away from their own ball.

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Warm Up and Cool Down for Training and Match Situations

Warm Up and Cool Down for Training and Match Situations

Warm Up and Cool Down are both important parts of any coaching session or indeed any game situation and should be included at all times particularly at a young age where doing so reinforces good habits in players. Due to the great need for players to have as much contact on the ball as possible to aid technical development, I recommend coaches get away from warming up and cooling down without the ball and introduce its use at every session they do, be it at a game or at practice.

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