Training Session Type: Warmups

In this section there are five structured warm ups. Each warm up contains a variation of skills and drills. Each is based on half an hour and concentrates on the players experiencing realistic skills they are expected to perform on court.

A stimulating and cohesive warm up prepares the team for the task ahead, can assist in the prevention of injury and identify players who may be carrying an existing injury. They should also vary from those used at training, to prevent players from getting bored.

A warm up is also important to a coach. It can be an indicator to identify which players are focused and which are not. Many 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.

Warm Up 5

1. Jog and Stretch (10 minutes), 2. Between the Lines, 3. Figure of Eight – Working in threes, 4. Inside Leg – Working in threes, 5. Loose Ball – Working in threes, 6. Shuttle Ball in threes, 7. Double Ball in threes, 8. Small Feet, 9. Team ready to take the Court

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Warm Up 4

1. Jog and Stretch (10 minutes), 2. Pumping, 3. Short/Long – In Pairs, 4. Reflex Work – In Pairs, 5. Clearing Runs, 6. High Ball – In Pairs, 7. Attacking, 8. Circuit, 9. Four Corners, 10. Up and Back, 11. Ready to take the Court

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Warm Up 3

1. Jog and Stretch (10 minutes), 2. Run Throughs, 3. Agility, 4. Short Sharp Work, 5. On the Ball, 6. Drive into the Space, 7. Team ready to take the Court

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Warm Up 2

1. Jog and Stretch (10 minutes), 2. Sprints, 3. Working in Threes – Short Ball, 4. Working in Threes – High Ball, 5. Working in Threes – Long Ball, 6. Zig Zag – Two Balls, 7. Decision Making, 8. Team ready to take the Court

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Warm Up 1

1. Jog and Stretch (10 minutes), 2. Ball Shuttle, 3. Ball Between Two, 4. Peripheral Vision, 5. Tram Lines, 6. Bike Chain, 7. Team ready to take the Court

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