Finally, I met a person with worthwhile techniques and demonstrations that addressed proper warm-ups. That person is Dr. Wendy LeBolt, an expert in this field. She is an Exercise Physiologist, develops Wellness Programs, and Fitness Consulting. I was so impressed with her presentation that I asked her to attend one of my teams practice sessions to demonstrate the proper techniques. My U-16 girls team enjoyed the 45 minute workout as did the three coaches and two spectator parents who joined in! Our practice session was on Friday evening. Saturday morning the players had a new improved warm up routine that they did on their own and accomplished it in 15 minuets. Watching them exercise in such an organized fashion was enough to intimidate the visiting team.
The players were definitely interested as 15 out of 17 players attended in addition to three coaches and two parents who unexpectedly participated. Wendy set up here program and explained the purpose of what we were about to do and put us through the pre-game warm-up procedures.