Many teams incorporate stretching into the pre-game or pre-practice routine, which can be beneficial both to “warm-up” but also to help the athletes focus on the task ahead.

Dynamic stretching, which takes joints through a range of motions are preferred for pre-game or pre-practice stretching.

After a game or practice, dynamic stretching can be incorporated into “active recovery”.

Stretching can also be used to improve flexibility, and gains in this regard may help to reduce the chance of injury.