Following a Pregame Routine with Your Junior Football Team
A good pregame routine helps set the tone for a safe and fun-filled day of soccer. Keep these tips in mind before the game begins.
Inspect the pitch for loose rocks, broken glass, raised sprinkler heads, or anything else that could injure a child.
Verify that all the kids brought the proper equipment.
Have the kids warm up. Keep the drills light, cover all the muscle groups that will be used in the game, and involve a large number of soccer skills to properly prepare kids for the game.
Give the kids a toilet break before the game begins.
Provide encouraging words and a pat on the back to boost kids’ confidence and enhance self-esteem.