Inside the Practice

The Arsenal warm up activity includes a variety of exercises, with and without the ball.

Coaching Pointers:
Position your entire group in a circle inside a square approximately 20x20 yards. Place 2 players in the center of the square and players in each corner (as in the diagram above).

The players perform the warm up in the following sequence:
• Players start of by throwing the ball overhead, like a throw in.
• Players head the ball from their hands.
• Players perform Groin stretches.
• Players now throw the ball and receive a service to head back.
• Players now run with the ball.
• Players perform Calf stretches.
• Players perform High Kicks.
• Groin stretch inside (close the gate).
• Groin stretch outside (open the gate).
• Players Pass, receive a set up pass and pass again.

Field Organization

  • Practice Area: 30 x 30 Yards.
  • Equipment: Balls, Cones
  • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
  • Clipboard: Print for Practice