I have been coaching 7th grade soccer for about two seasons now, going into my 3rd this quarter, and I want to include some sport injury prevention exercises in my 1 hour and a half practice session. Reason being is that in these past two seasons, I have really noticed that a majority of my athletes have been getting injured a little more than usual due to weak ankles, a weak foot and such.
In my regular practices I already do stretches and warm up drills aside from practice. Obviously because these athletes are in middle school, they do not have the luxury of high school athletes that get weight room time and a sports med teacher.
What I‘m not quite sure on is how to shape my practice sessions so that the athletes can get a good warm up, stretch, and the injury prevention exercises and still have enough time to do the practicing part. Would it make better sense to do the exercises before the practice but after the stretches or at the end of it all? Again I would very much like to keep the sessions to 1.5h to 1.75h if possible.