Why Warming Up Is Important

Warming Up

  • Warms muscles by increasing the movement of blood through the tissues, making the muscles more supple;
  • Increases delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles by increasing the blood flow to them;
  • Prepares your players’ muscles for stretching;
  • Prepares the heart for an increase in activity;
  • Prepares your players mentally for the session.

 

Age Appropriate Ideas

8U Ideas

8U - Block Passes by the Other Side (Game)

8U - Space Wars (Activity)

8U - Chain Gang (Activity)

8U - Funny Turns (Activity)