Importance of Dynamic Stretching in the Game of Soccer


The first and foremost way for athletes to develop their balance is through dynamic stretching, requiring full-body movement. It is more effective as it warms up the muscles for fast-twitch movements and additionally tests coordination.

Add these to the beginning of your practice or workout:

  • High knees
  • Butt kicks
  • Side lunges
  • Side shuffle
  • Walking lunges
  • Walking front leg raises/kicks

These exercises mimic common movements you perform in a soccer match: running, kicking, and sliding. Most of them also require you to balance on one leg while moving the rest of your body.