In this section there are five structured warm ups. Each warm up contains a variation of skills and drills.
These warm ups are based on half an hour and concentrates on the players experiencing realistic skills they are expected to perform on court. It’s important to have a thorough warm up to prepare players to go on court and assist in the prevention of injury.
The warm up used before the game should vary from those at trainings. If you use the same warm up at both game and trainings players will get bored.
A warm up is important to a coach. It can be an indicator to identify which players are focused and which are not. Also the warm up may identify players carrying an injury.
Coaches have different theories on when to name the team to play. An ideal method so as to have a focused and intense warm up is to name the team just before players take the court. This can prevent those not named interrupting the warm up.
A stimulating and cohesive warm up prepares the team for the task ahead.
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