Static Stretching

Static stretching should be done after a game or practice. Following a game or practice, you usually have a short team meeting. This is a good time to have the players stretch while they listen to you.

1. Increase the Range of Movement

After a game or practice, your muscles are tighter. The length of the muscles and the tendons are increased by stretching. This will help in improve your range of your movement.

2. Injury Prevention

You can prevent injury to joints, tendons and muscles with stretching. When the muscles and tendons are stretched, they are considered in good working order. This will help in a faster muscle recovery and decreased soreness.


3. Reduce Muscle Tension

If the muscles are given their regular exercises and stretching, it is less likely that they will contract. This will reduce any muscle pain or problems.

4. Enhance Energy

Being able to move more will also give you more energy. Stretching will also help enhance your awareness, like knowing that you have a body that is capable of doing many things.


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