Technical Warm Up T

The 20th in our series on technical warm ups is one that I saw from my friend, Annie Hamel. Annie is the assistant coach at Saint Leo University. You will need 12 sticks or flags, 4 cones, and 4 balls. The four cones are placed in a line 5 yds. from each other. Extending from […]

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Technical Warm Up S

The 19th in our series on technical warm ups is a turning exercise. Create a grid that is 10 yd. by 20 yd. Put two players inside the grid and put two players on the 10 yd. line (outside the grid) with balls. The players inside start central and then check to the sideline to […]

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Technical Warm Up R

The 18th in our series of technical warm ups is pentagon passing. This is an adaptation of a passing exercise that my buddy, Dave McAndrews, introduced to me. Players stand next to a cones that have been situated in the shape of a pentagon. Players pass the ball to the second player to their right […]

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Technical Warm Up Q

Four 10 x 10 yd. squares are placed 15 yds. apart in a square pattern. Each square contains 5 players and a ball. The players continually move within the square and play 1 or 2 touch passes. After a player passes the ball, he or she must change pace (as the warm up progresses, the […]

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Technical Warm Up P

Technical Warm Up P is the 16th in our warm up series. Players dribble through three cones and then play a square ball through a box and then make a bent run to receive a ball from the next player in the box. With his or her first touch, the player plays a ball out […]

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Warming Up Your GK

U.S. WNT Goalkeeping Networkby Trevor HolbrookThere is a line of field players on the top of the box taking it in turns to try and beat the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper is trying to make one or two saves and the coach is asking the keeper to make more of an effort. For many goalkeepers, this […]

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