Why Warming Up Is Important

Warmups

  • Warms muscles by increasing the movement of blood through the tissues, making the muscles more supple;
  • Increases delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles by increasing the blood flow to them;
  • Prepares your players’ muscles for stretching;
  • Prepares the heart for an increase in activity;
  • Prepares your players mentally for the session.

 

Age Appropriate Ideas

10U Lesson Plans

Receive, Control, Stop the Ball (Activity)

Receive, Control and Stop the Ball (Game)

Pass Four Yards to a Teammate (Activity)

Pass Four Yards To a Teammate (Game)

Dribble the Ball 3 Yards, Stop, Then Play 1-2 Pass (Activity)

Dribble the Ball 3 Yards, Stop, Then Play 1-2 Pass (Game)

Dribble the Ball 5 Yards, With 1 Complete Turn (Activity)

Attacking Build Up Play (Game)

Block Passes by the Other Side (Activity)

Score a Goal (Game)