Training and Game Day Warm Ups
A warm-up prior to training or a game is important to all players regardless of age.
Warming-up allows players to gradually adapt and prepare themselves both physically and mentally for exercise. The benefits of a good age appropriate warm up is to:
- decrease the risk of injury
- increase performance levels, and
- improve psychological preparation
Andrew Dalwood, Director of Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre, amd sponsor of the Waverley Park Hawks has developed a set up of warm-up exerecisse for both training and game day that are age specific. The club is encouraging all players and teams to use these warm-up programs as a routine part of their training and game day preparations.
There are training and game day warm up exercise programs available from the links below for the age range Under 9 to 12 as well as Under 13 to 17.