WARM UP (5-10 minutes)

7 Steps to a Good Warm-Up Routine

To create a warm-up routine suitable for you, consider a progression like this. You only need five to 10 minutes of warming-up time.

  1. Start with slow and easy forward movements, selected from the list below.

  2. Begin speeding up those same movements and adding some impact (such as jumping).

  3. Add some angles or zig-zags.

  4. Shift to a side-to-side movement pattern.

  5. Include some dynamic stretches.

  6. Perform static stretches after the muscles are warm.

  7. Continue with skill games and drills related to your child's sport or activity.