An enthusiastic group of Cambridge coaches have completed a workshop to learn how to warm up players and teams in ways that minimise the risk of injury.
Organised by Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert, the coaches met at John Kerkhof Park for a practical outdoor session and an indoor discussion facilitated by Louise Trappitt of Fit4Football.
The focus of the session was an explanation of New Zealand Football’s 11+ Kids’ warm-up and movement competency programme.
“(The) programme is a great place to start supporting our younger players to move well, enabling them to develop a wide range of movements and skills to develop into well-rounded, competent and injury-free players,” Trappitt says.
The workshop showed coaches how to implement the warm-up programme into coaching sessions, as well as before matches.
Participants received a Fit4Football certificate which is a pre-requisite for those who wish to coach at higher levels of the game.
Our club supports the 11+ programme and uses it for senior teams including our Northern League squads.
Photos from the workshop – please click on image to open to full size:
This is the second workshop of the 2020 season, hosted by Ricki Herbert.
Seventeen coaches attended the first workshop held in July.
Meanwhile, coaches have an opportunity to attend a NZ Football Junior Level coaching course in Cambridge in late September/early October.
Want to join our group of coaches?
If you want to know more about becoming a coach at our club, please email Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert here.
- Ricki Herbert’s work with our coaches is made possible by the support of the Grassroots Trust.