Soccer Training: Basic Warm-up
Here is a basic soccer dynamic warm-up that I filmed while also having my beloved beard (I miss it terribly). The idea behind the order of the movements is quite simple.
- Slow and controlled movements moving towards more dynamic quicker movements.
The warm-up is often an overlooked aspect of sport that I have presented to a few soccer coaches in community to give them a sense of how athletes can incorporate more single leg strength/stability, motor control, hip and thoracic spine mobility, the dissociation of hips and spine, ankle mobility (which is not in the video), and a host of movements for coordination that is typically lacking in many players (besides overall strength).
The video is only one variation and there are many ways to get a desired effect. Especially if certain athletes having glaring mobility or stability deficits, we can individually address these with specific mobility/stability drills or correctives.