The warm-up is arguably the most neglected part of training and practice. It is often the portion of training where coaches speed through using the same movements day in and day out. The immense value of this period is often missed, with emphasis placed on “getting loose.” In this mini-course, we aim to reconceptualize the warm-up and reframe how coaches view it. It should not be passive, monotonous, or devoid of learning. We aim to show coaches what a quality warm-up can offer: one that inspires ownership, exploration, learning, and adaptability. After all, the warm-up is the one thing in training that we do every day! It holds tremendous value, and we hope to delineate how coaches can reconceptualize how they approach the warm-up.
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