In this video lesson, Soccer Instructor, Guillermo Gomez, teaches how to do proper youth soccer warm-ups, which can include fun games like keeping a penny on a player's back.
Video Transcript: "GUILLERMO GOMEZ: "Hi, my name is Guillermo Gomez. I coach youth soccer. Today I'll be talking to you about how to do a proper, a warm up, for youth soccer players. I always like to start with a fun activity for them. That gets them ready for the game and for the session. So one of the activities the kids enjoy doing and I like doing with them is to play the game where we put a penny on their back. And the pennies got to be hanging out like that. So all the players have one. We do a session, an area about ten by fifteen. And the players are not allowed to get out of that area. And then they will start to chase each other, trying to get a penny away from each other. This might not look like it's a soccer related activity, but actually it is. Because there's a lot of turning and movement. A lot of running. And is most importantly really fun for the players. After the the game ends. Which after every player has lost their penny. We'll do the same session, but this time we'll incorporate a soccer ball. So this time I'm actually working on the player keeping possession of the ball and give all good coaching points to them about how to keep possession of the ball. And have the players take the ball away from each other the way they were doing it with the penny. So again this is a fun activity for them. It gives a nice warm up and gets them ready to play soccer. And that's how you do a warm up."
In this course, Soccer Instructor Guillermo Gomez gives 12 easy video lessons on How To Play Soccer. In this video series on soccer, let a youth soccer coach explain how to play the most popular sport in the world. First, he discusses how to stretch and warm up before a soccer game, play the game, kick, dribble, chip and head a soccer ball. Next, he talks about the differences between trapping the ball and receiving the ball with the chest and feet. Finally, learn how to set up a corner kick and choosing the right soccer ball to buy.