Warming Up – the player who is ‘different’ – Video Footage

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RBNY Team Talk

I was shown this footage on a coaching course. How do we manage players who are a little different to the rest of our squad? Would I have asked this player to warm-up with his team mates? Do what the other players were doing? Do the conventional stretches?

Yes, I suspect that I would have.

But, now I know for sure that players need different stimuli. This player is stretching. The music forms part of his stimulus. I wouldn’t expect each of my players to warm up in virtual solitude, but I would look closer to consider whether it’s appropriate for me to coerce them to acclimatise.

 

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