15 Of The Best Sports Warmup Songs

15 Of The Best Sports Warmup Songs

Check out some the must-have songs on your sports warmup mix. If you need some inspiration, look no further!
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Who doesn't love a good sports warm up mix? Here are some of my favorite sports warm up songs. Many of them are pretty old-school but they are still great for high school and college football, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, or whatever other sport you might need a great mix for! Please note that these songs are not censored and you may need to find the censored version for your school's mix.

Act a Fool - Flosstradamus

This is a remix of Act a Fool by Three Six Mafia and Lil John. The background beat is Zombie Nation by Kernkraft 400.

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy - Big and Rich

I can't say that I'm a huge country fan but this song always got me pumped up.

Zombie Nation (Remix) - Kernkraft 400

Who doesn't love Zombie Nation? This one is my favorite remix of this classic sports chant.

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Remember the Name - Fort Minor

Ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will... If you haven't heard this sports jam before, you're missing out! Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain and one hundred percent reason to remember the name...

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Can't Be Touched - Roy Jones Jr.

You will not win because I will not lose! Roy Jones Jr. lays out the beat in this great warm up song.

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Im'ma Shine - Youngbloodz

You might know this song from Step Up, the dance movie. This song is a great, fast-paced warm up song to get your heart pumping.

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Let's Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas

I am sure you've heard this jam before. It is one of the most common sports warm up songs out there and that certainly doesn't diminish its greatness.

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Lose Yourself - Eminem

This song was made famous in 8 Mile but continues to be played in sports venues and on radio stations to this day.

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Here Comes the Boom - Nelly

I know for many people, this Nelly song is their go-to pump up song. It is especially appropriate for volleyball warm up mixes.

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Bring 'em Out - T.I.

This is one of my personal favorites that gets my blood pumping and my muscles moving. The fast-paced rap gets me fired up and ready to get my game on.

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Original Don - Major Lazer & The Partysquad

The absence of lyrics and a strong beat make this a great warm up song for focusing in on your game.

Get Low - Lil John

To the window... to the wall! I am sure you've heard this one before as well but it is always a must in my own warm up mixes.

All I Do is Win - DJ Khaled ft. Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and T-Pain

This is one of the more common songs I hear during warm up sessions and it is a great song to include in your mix as well.

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Yeah! - Usher ft. Lil John

This is certainly a classic contender for one of the most commonly included sports warm up songs of the 2010's.

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Jump Around - House of Pain

This song is perfect for a great basketball or volleyball warm up mix. Jump, jump, jump around!

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.
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I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn’t sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It’s obvious your calling wasn’t coaching and you weren’t meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn’t have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn’t your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that’s how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “it's not what you say, its how you say it.”

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won’t even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don’t hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That’s the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she’s the reason I continued to play.”

I don’t blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn’t working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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To The Little Sister Graduating High School, You Made It — But Remember This

Little sister, as you graduate, here are a few things I want to remind you of.

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T-minus seven months until you finally graduate from high school. Wow, you've finally made it, little sister.

I know as excited as you are to finally be out of high school, I hope you know college isn't always all it's cracked up to be. College can be an amazing, life-changing time, but it's also likely to be incredibly stressful and hectic. I want you to remember to take care of yourself. I know you're already often stressed, and I also know it will get much worse in college.

It's very likely that you won't know what you want to do for college for a while. Maybe a few years even. That's OK! You are so talented at so many things, and I know you have so many different interests that you could definitely excel in. I want you to explore everything I know you love and not decide until you know you've found what you're truly passionate about. Maybe that will even be multiple things!

It's important you remember how amazing you are. You have so many different sides to your personality, and that means you could have many different types of friends. It's weird making new friends all over again, but I know you'll meet so many people that you'll get along with and have amazing friendships.

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Remember how smart you are. Like I said, college is hard, but I know you can do it. You will have moments where you feel defeated and stupid because somehow everyone else is understanding what you can't quite seem to. Don't let that deter you. You are incredibly intelligent, but different people are better at different subjects.

Remember that I'm just a phone call away. (Also that if you ignore my texts, I WILL call you repeatedly until you answer.) Having already experienced what you will, I know it's really hard to go away from everyone and everything you've ever known and start over. No matter how far away you end up, whether it be at Miami or in Washington state, I'm always here for you. For anything. Even just to say hi. That is the most important thing I need you to know: I care, and I am always available.

You are my little sister. You are smart, beautiful and everything that anyone could ever want to be. If you don't let anything make you forget these things I am telling you I know you will do amazing things in college and for the rest of your life.

Little sister, as you move onto bigger and better things in college, know you're amazing and I will always love you. I can't wait to see the beautiful things you do.

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