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Beansko82
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My question is what do you guys who use dynamic warm ups consider must haves? 

If you had 10 minutes or less to warm up or could only do a certain number of stretches, no fluff, no extras, what would you choose and why?


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High Knees, butt kickers, bear crawls with fumble recovery at the end of crawl.

All from stance.

Practice No-Play three or four times.

Total time 4 minutes.


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Michael
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A warm-up with no fluff is an oxymoron.

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Vince148
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We do a jog and a 4-cone drill.


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Jogging for 20 yards down and back followed by 10-20 pushups.  Then maybe an agility drill or two--either 4 cones or maybe just dot drills.  5 minutes of that is usually plenty sufficient.

Then into position groups and do your non-contact football drills first as the remainder of your dynamic warmup for 5-10 minutes.  Stance and start, punching a sled, settle and noose, pat 'n go, backpedal drills, etc. all serve the same purpose and actually teach football skills, too.  The old Wing-T "shoulder skills" period is another example of football related dynamic warmup you can do.

Then I personally like 5 minutes of whole team board drills or Oklahoma to get the testosterone flowing and "teach physicality."  It's a good tone setter for practice.

I once coached under a guy who would spend the first 20-30 minutes of every practice on warmup doing butt kicks, karaoke, bear crawls, icky shuffles, frankensteins, etc, then do conditioning for 10 minutes, then take a 5 minute water break and break into Indy and do bag and rope drills with the position coaches on top of that for about another 15.  It was a huge waste of time since we were spending about 40% of our practice time on things that had NOTHING to do with teaching football skills.


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Each takes about 10 min tops

We warm up in a form tackle drill one day
Bird dog +12 perfect blocks another

Or we do active prepare which is what i think you are looking for...10 yds each 2x
- jog out
- high knees
- butt kicks
- High knee holds
- but kick holds
- lunges forward
- side lunges
- sprint

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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We do not do a traditional warm up anymore. Tim Murphy uses drill work as a warm up, and we stole it. We take 15 minutes using 5 stations. We start at 50% and ramp up over the time. Different things we do: block progression, ball security, ball rip, scoop and score, high ball, and a few other drills. Very efficient with time.

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Northlake Pop Warner Football Commissioner
Offense=Murphy Shotgun Wing
Defense=3-4


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Beansko82
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A warm-up with no fluff is an oxymoron.

This statement and some of the responses really make me think that the days of cariocas, high knees, and butt kickers are numbered. 

More football specific drill and movements might be the way to go. 

It's an interesting idea especially considering that I just left the dark ages of static stretching behind.


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95% football stuff
Combine FOOTBALL stuff with warm up

5 Jumping Jacks- just to let everyone know we are starting
Stance- Cadence- ball get offs- form running- AKA High Knees
Stance- Cadence- ball get offs- form running- AKA Butt Kickers
Angle Form Fit tackling in groups of 5 to 1 coach

We started doing this exclusively in 2002 and people thought we were crazy
Takes 6 minutes

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We do jumping jacks to get in unison in our lines and to have everyone hollering together.  We sprint, backwards sprint, carioca and side shuffle (Battle Buddies).  We sprint forwards and backwards to emphasize form running (ear to pocket).  We use 4 warmups to experience our MF cadence drill. We use Battle Buddies to develop aggression during warmups.  This period takes 12-15 minutes, depending on how much our MF drill sets us back.

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JimGrynd
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2min jog in place
Lunges
Power Skips
Lateral Squats into shuffles
Carioca
High Knees
Backpedal
Fire out Sprint
20x Pushups and 20x Flutterkicks

It takes about 10-15 minutes.


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One lap 2x2 together then everyone gets finger tip to finger tip in stance on cadence to sprint up back, high kness, butt kicks, shuffle, back pedal ,bear crawl ,duck walk, lunge then shrink line into 6 groups of 5 to drive block on shields from 5 yds out weld drill , swervr drill then condense those 6 to to work double teams on shield we do this every day and  done by 615 . These are our dynamic warm up's on defensive day same 1st part then form tackling on lev sled...

Head Coach Tito Correa New Britain Raiders 14-U


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Michael
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2min jog in place
Lunges
Power Skips
Lateral Squats into shuffles
Carioca
High Knees
Backpedal
Fire out Sprint
20x Pushups and 20x Flutterkicks

It takes about 10-15 minutes.

Maybe someone should start a Maximalist Dynamic Warm-up thread.

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Helping with 8u right now. We generally stretch and warm up for 25 minutes every practice and I cringe through about the last 20 minutes of it. For me, run a lap, high knees, butt kickers, lateral run, and move on.

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.


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Beansko82
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When I started this thread, we were at 15 minutes and I thought that was excessive.  25 minutes?  I'd cringe to.


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