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Features & Benefits
  • Learn shot defense drills that will prevent your opponent from scoring and lead into an offensive attack
  • See how to make one drill into a series of drills, which allows wrestlers to learn to adapt to their opponents and to make drilling more realistic
  • Drill your team with proper shadow wrestling to develop good movement and footwork in conjunction with hand motion
with Dave Malecek, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Head Coach;
5x conference coach of the year; 5 straight WIAC conference championships (2007-10); Five top 3 finishes in the DIII National Tournament in six seasons; 2007 NCAA Rookie Coach of the Year; All-American wrestler at UNI.

Is your practice running as well as you'd like? Load up on a comprehensive set of partner drills to help you better plan a practice for pre-season, regular season and post-season.

Drilling is an important tool for the development of any wrestling program. Good habits are built through drills that emphasize the basic techniques and positions. In this wrestling DVD, Dave Malecek shares his coaching wisdom with the drills that have produced nine NCAA Div. III champions and 28 All-Americans. Coach Malecek provides drills to access strengths and weaknesses, teach basic positions, and focus on specific positions. Topics covered include:

  • "Reading" Your Team - Use the first seven minutes of practice to gauge the focus and mindset of your team.
  • Head Up, Knees Under - Drilling the high crotch, single leg, and double leg takedowns with an emphasis on keeping the head up and knees under ensures the success of your team's takedown attempts.
  • Shadow Wrestling - Help your team develop good movement and footwork in conjunction with hand motion between rounds of partner drilling.
  • Shot Defense - Get your wrestlers to automatically react when their opponents get in on their legs and turn their defense into offense.
  • Clearing Tie-ups - Drill your team to clear underhooks, 2 on 1's, wrists, and collar ties, and to immediately look for the attack right after.
  • Making Drills into a Series - Give your wrestlers some different looks off the same move based on their opponent's reactions, allowing your wrestlers to learn to adapt to their opponents, and also creating more lifelike drills.
  • Creating shorter, varied practices - Learn to create more focused practices, emphasizing the basics and ensuring that no two practices should be the same.

Most importantly, this video will stress to you as the coach, the way to develop the proper attitude and body language. Focus on the positives that your team is accomplishing and making sure you team is understands the basics and concepts. Coaches can utilize these drills for both small and large group instruction. Drills are provided for youth, middle school, high school, and college programs.

Using a variety of drills, your practices will be dynamic and stimulating every day. Take your program to the next level with the addition of solid drills, in a positive learning environment.

75 minutes. 2012.

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Ratings & Reviews

Focused and Fundamental Drilling on the Feet
on October 3, 2013
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars

by Randohm

Wow, this DVD is packed with value. After watching this it was clear why Coach Malecek has produced so many All Americans and National champions in such a short amount of time. I was pleasantly surprised by how good and how entertaining this DVD was.

Coach Malacek uses a systemic coaching method to ensure that each technique is done properly. Focused and fundamental are perfect words to describe this DVD and his drilling method.

Drills are linked together to make different drills that expand the focus to more advanced techniques without sacrificing the gains made from previous, more concise, more basic drills provided. As a coach I know I can use these to easily isolate a sticking point any of my wrestlers have and use these drills to decisively iron out any wrinkles they may have.

Even though coach Malecek didn't specifically say this in the DVD it is clear that these drills teach chain wrestling and flow techniques by linking one technique to another and getting both wrestlers to practice either offense or defense as the drills are being used.

This system is amazing because it maximizes the practice time of all the wrestlers in the room while teaching chain wrestling with great focus on the fundamentals as both wrestlers flow from one move to the next.

Those who are new to coaching wrestling may have a lot of the value of this system lost on them. If all you want is to learn one move at a time or drill one move at a time, this DVD can provide that but it's really more than that because it teaches a drilling and coaching system instead of just being a collection of unrelated technique drills that so many other DVDs provide. I would have given this more stars if that was an option. Buy this DVD if you want to learn how to drill from the feet in the wrestling room.

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