Before your team takes to the pitch for hockey practice or a match, every member should warm up. A warm-up gets the heart pumping vital oxygen around the body to reach all muscles that are about to be put to work. It will also reduce the chance of injury during play.
Here are a few exercises to include in your team’s warm up routine.
Start with a short jog around the hockey field. Don’t tire your team; just get their heart rates up and their muscles warm.
This is a dynamic form of stretching on the move and is great for team bonding as it gets all your players moving in unison.
Get your players to jog forward, bringing their knees up to a 90-degree angle. Keep the pace up on this exercise.
Again, get your players moving forward …