Make Your Warm Ups Competitive!
We've been working closely with London Scottish FC throughout their pre-season and have some great new videos, ideas and interviews to show you. Something we think all teams can benefit from is how they add a competitive element to their warm ups, before they introduce a rugby ball.
Here's the complete warm up that will give your player's that competitive edge! Run it as a circuit for your players and feel free to add new fun exercises each week to engage your players.
We asked the players, skills coach and head coach why they do this (scroll down for video) and here are some of the great reasons:
- It gets the players in the right mindset before the session starts.
- It improves transitions from training to matches where you need to be switched on from the whistle. This is especially useful for teams suffering with slow starts.
- The competitive element makes your warm ups fun and engaging. This will prevent any players from simply going through the motions.
- This extra fight and competition will mentally challenge and train your team to deal with pressure, improving player performance.
Please note that we still encourage teams to perform a full dynamic warm up before beginning the competitive elememt, in order to avoid injury. Here's a full dynamic warm up you can follow!
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