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Why do we need a warm up?

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

Warming up before playing soccer is vital for a number of reasons, and this applies to all ages!

Here are four reasons why:

1 - it will warm the muscles (and child) up, making them more supple and ready to start excercise. The activity will also increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.

2 - it prepares the players’ muscles for stretching. Stretching when cold is not good for the muscles and may result in injury.

3 - Prepares the heart for an increase in activity.

4 - finally the warm up prepares the players mentally for the class as they get used to the coaches voice and commands.

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