I am trying to incorporate some of the excercises from the M2 and Inside-Out Warm Up routines into my swim program. The children that I am responsible for are ages 11-14. Now I know that some of the excercises are difficult but I carefully went through and selected only the easiest excercises.
Tonight was the first time I tried to incorporate them into our dryland training. Well lets just put it bluntly and say it was a total disaster. I blame myself mostly because I do not think that I did a great job of “coaching” and a lack of concentration on their part. However, I feel that they were completely lost and therefore did not care to concentrate. So once again I blame myself.
My first question would be if those warm-up routines appropriate for that age bracket? I thought that I could take it slow and introduce only a couple of the very basic excercises each night but it just did not work out the way I planned.
Second does anyone have any ideas or information to point me in the right direction to better “coach” these warm-up excercises?