When working physically in football, there are different useful materials, including mini hurdles. Indeed, it is possible to train without any specific equipment, but the coach quickly encounters an inefficiency problem that can lead either to make his players work for nothing or, on the other hand, to expose them to risks of unnecessary injuries.
In this article, we will discuss mini hurdles which are real interesting tools for a relatively low cost (see at the end of the page). What are mini hedges? What are they used for? How can they be used in practice? Let’s talk about it!
What are mini hurdles?
Mini hurdles are, as their name suggests, smaller hurdles than those used for 110 meters hurdles, for example. There are different heights depending on the work and especially on the objective, however, we recommend those in 12” (possibly 9”) high. It is good to have at least 4 and we strongly recommend 6, so we recommend 6 mini hurdles of 12” high.
What are mini hurdles for?
The two main interests of mini hurdles are: coordination work and plyometric work.
Motor coordination enables athletes to control actions in predictable (stereotypical) or unpredictable (adaptive) situations, to perform them economically and to learn new sporting gestures quickly (Frey and Hirtz, as quoted by Weineck, 1997).
It consists in making the muscles work in power and explosiveness with the body weight as a “tool”.
How to use mini hurdles during a physical football training session?
Where to buy mini hurdles?
We have a partnership with Amazon, here are some suggestions below.
The Prepa Physique Team