Five-time Division III National Coach of the Year Jim Miller gives you all access to his first practices of the 2011-12 season. See the practice structure and drills that Coach Miller uses to great success - Wartburg has won 90% of their duals and eight Division III National Team Titles.
This video will allow coaches from all over the world an opportunity to see how one of the most successful coaching staffs in the United States run their practices, fix technical mistakes, and use drills to enhance key techniques--all without leaving home.
Coach Miller and his staff go over numerous technical points throughout this DVD package, including; variations to finishing shots, multiple ways to successfully cut away on a standup, the knee slide, a breakdown of the sprawl, and numerous tips for bottom wrestling. With the coaches wired for sound throughout the practice, no interaction between coaches and athletes goes unheard.
Each practice begins with a series of warm-ups and drilling on the feet. Attention is placed on downblocking to prevent opponent's from getting in deep on shots. Other areas of focus on the feet include: How to finish a double on the mat by elevating legs and moving up the body, how to score out of a front headlock, how to prevent surrendering a takedown when you land on your hips and how to finish a takedown by maintaining contact with your opponent.
Coach Miller leads the team through a practice focused on creating movement and pressure from the bottom position. The team focuses on perfecting all the finer points of the basic techniques as they review knee slides, stand and cuts, the change over, and hand control and EXPLODING on the whistle. While the athletes are drilling the holds, the two coaches (Coach Miller and Assistant Coach Eric Keller) walk around the room and give the wrestlers skill-related feedback. Often the coaches will jump in and give the athletes the correct "feel" for the position.
Other areas of focus in these practices include:
Morning LiftLearn a very efficient, yet intense, early morning upper body conditioning program for your wrestlers. This unique nine-exercise program takes less than 30 minutes and requires very little equipment - most of the exercises are performed with just a single 45 lb. plate for each wrestler. The exercises are specifically designed to build upper-body endurance, especially in the shoulder muscles, and include some basic cardio. During the workout, the coaches explain each exercise and give the overall philosophy behind their approach. This great routine can easily be performed before school, giving your wrestlers both a physical and mental edge on the mat.
If you want to see how one of the most successful college wrestling programs in the country does business, you need to watch these videos. Anyone who watches these videos will learn numerous technical points and drills to enhance your wrestlers' chances for success.
179 minutes (2 DVDs). 2012.
All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!
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