Gaining the Upper Hand: Conditioning & Technique Drills to be Successful
with Dennis Hall,
Head Coach for USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman program at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University;
2011 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
1996 Olympic Silver Medallist, 1995 World Champion, 1994 World Bronze medalist
World champion Dennis Hall has put together a tape loaded with conditioning drills and technique drills that will put your athletes in the best shape possible and will make them better wrestlers. Hall begins with eight different drills that combine technique work with a conditioning workout. Drills include Wrist Fighting, Russian Ties, Collar Ties, Stance Maintenance and Six-Minute Circuit. These drills are designed to be done in two-minute spurts, providing the same type of conditioning that long runs provide, in a shorter amount of time, thus allowing more practice time. The second half of the tape features nine drills designed to help your wrestler improve in certain situations; including drills to encourage good position, drills to counter shots, angle drills, mat drills and fighting off your back. By using these drills on a regular basis, your wrestlers' technique and conditioning will improve.
59 minutes. 2001.Tom Ryan: Position Drills for Takedowns
with Tom Ryan,
Ohio State University Head Coach;
Back-to-Back NCAA Runner-up finishes (2007-2009);
2009 NWCA Coach of the Year;
former Hofstra University Head Coach,
6X Conference Champions,
7X Conference Coach of the Year;
2X All-American at the University of Iowa
To help your wrestlers with takedown technique, Tom Ryan presents over 15 wrestling drills to reinforce good positioning. Specific areas that Coach Ryan addresses with these drills include passing elbows, inside fighting, freeing your wrists, defending underhooks, hand fighting, counter attacks, hip position, snap and spin and more. In addition, Ryan covers the technique for one of his favorite takedowns, the butt drag. Coach Ryan is a firm believer in the basics, and the positioning drills presented here will reinforce these basics and make your wrestlers better on their feet.
39 minutes. 2007.Gable Coached Partner Workout
with Dan Gable, wrestling legend;
Distinguished member of the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame (2012); won 15 NCAA Championships and 21 straight Big Ten Titles as the University of Iowa head coach; as a wrestler, went undefeated in high school (IA) and won 2 NCAA titles at Iowa State University. Gable won the Olympic Gold Medal in '72 (without giving up a point during the tournament), and went on to coach the Freestyle Olympic teams in '80, '84, and 2000; 1971 World Champion (one of 10 men to win an Olympic Gold, World Championship and NCAA Championship)
Dan Gable's practices at the University of Iowa are legendary for their physical and mental workout. Coach Gable now presents some key wrestling drills for you to incorporate into your program that will get the "total wrestling experience," that is a complete mental and physical workout. Gable begins with a brief warm-up session that incorporates pummeling and hip heist drills. These drills will get your wrestlers ready to go all out while fine tuning important positioning techniques. The bulk of Gable's teaching focus on seven drills in a live and combative setting. The offensive drills work on reaction, set-ups and penetration to open up more scoring opportunities for your wrestlers. Gable's defensive drills will help your wrestlers keep their opponents off their legs. In addition, these defensive drills benefit those wrestlers who have trouble penetrating by turning their defense into counter offense. Gable concludes with four drills to finish practice. These drills can be done as a team or just two wrestlers (with or without a coach), during practice, or the wrestlers can do them on their own as a morning workout supplement or to get some extra work in after practice.
59 minutes. 2008.35 Drills & Skills for Competitive Practice
with Duane Goldman, Head Coach; Joe LeBlanc and Nick Simmons, Assistant Coaches; Indiana University
Duane Goldman, Indiana University Head Coach; 4x All-American at the University of Iowa, 1986 NCAA Champion;
4x NCAA finalist; 4x Big Ten Champ; Coach of three NCAA individual champions from Indiana University; An alternate on the US Olympic team in 1988
Joe LeBlanc, Indiana University Assistant Coach; 4x NCAA All-American at University of Wyoming
Nick Simmons, Indiana University Assistant Coach; 4x NCAA All-American at Michigan St. University;
4x Michigan High School State Champion compiling a career record of 211-0; Placed 5th at the 2011 Freestyle World Championships
Here is your chance to add a wide variety of competitive drills to your practice arsenal - the same drills that will play a key role as you develop a championship team. Duane Goldman and his staff at Indiana University offer a variety of drills, from all positions, to enhance practice, develop skills, and improve the conditioning of your team. Each coach on the Indiana was a four-time All American during his wrestling career.
In this wrestling drills video:
- Coach Goldman focuses on stance, leg attacks from a solid stance and getting off the bottom.
- Coach LeBlanc focuses on strength and agility.
- Coach Simmons focuses on drills that help counter leg attacks.
All have very unique styles, and they share the drills that helped them during their storied careers.
From the Feet
Coach Goldman teaches a fantastic hand-fighting drill that will train your athletes to clear ties and get to their attacks quickly. He emphasizes knee sliding, pressure and getting to your feet on leg attacks. Scrambling is an important part of wrestling that is hard to teach, and Goldman teaches a very simple scrambling drill that he has his wrestlers do for 30-40 second intervals completing a series of switches, stand-ups, and shoulder rolls.
Base and Bridge Drill
Assistant Coach Joe LeBlanc teaches fundamental drills to improve your athletes' flexibility and mat awareness. He emphasizes footwork, moving your feet and creating angles in the neutral position. LeBlanc shows basic drills for maintaining a solid base on the bottom and learning to escape. The Base and Bridge Drill is a drill that can be effective for the experienced middle school wrestler, the high school wrestling and the college wrestler.
Assistant Coach and USA National Team member Nick Simmons reveals his favorite drills for developing head position and for hand fighting from the tie up. These drills are defensive in nature and often can lead to counter attacks. The head is the first line of defense before your opponent can get to your hips. Coach Simmon's Head Block Drill helps train wrestlers to prevent opponents from getting leg attacks. Often, wrestlers are only taught to block with their hands. Simmons emphasizes in this drill to block with your head first and then your hands. When your opponent changes levels, you change levels and head block. Simmons has excellent hip defense and shows an excellent "hip motion" drill to develop confidence when an opponent does get to your legs.
These competitive practice drills can be used at the grade school, middle school, high school, and college levels of wrestling and will create a new level of energy in your practice room. This video offers effective methods to improve your wrestlers' foot speed and flexibility. This is a must if you want to get to the next level of competition.
51 minutes. 2013.Drills, Drills and More Drills
with Steve Garland, University of Virginia Head Coach;
2010 ACC Champions; 2010 ACC Coach of the Year;
All-American Wrestler at Virginia; 2000 ACC Wrestler of the Year; member of the 50th Anniversary ACC Wrestling Team
Steve Garland provides new, creative and fun ways to work on old positions. Inside, you'll see more than 20 drills that develop the skills needed to become a dominate wrestler. These drills can easily be implemented into a practice routine and will help create the muscle memory necessary to become a chain wrestler. Using this system of drills will help wrestlers and coaches:
- Build core concepts and skills while changing up their routine
- Learn how to keep an opponent off balance
- Focus on the four main positions from the feet
- Build good position into every portion of practice
Warm-up and Conditioning Drills
Coach Garland demonstrates several types of warm-up sequences that progress from light intensity, to intermediate intensity, and to a high intensity session. Garland gives you a variety of drills that will increase a wrestler's speed, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. One of the unique things about this video is that each of the drills builds on earlier drills and motor skills, so that wrestlers can perform them more effectively and see how the skills are put together in order to create the ultimate chain wrestler.
From the Feet
Learn drills for making wrestlers more effective on their feet. Coach Garland reveals drills that focus on the four main positions in wrestling (Single Leg Position, Hi-Crotch Position, Double Leg Position, and the Re-Shot), as well as short offensive drills that will help wrestlers become more complete on their feet. These drills include individual and partner drills and work on everything from shot drills to proper short offensive drills. Garland goes over each position with an emphasis on the perfect attack position and the ability to defend.
Scrambling drills are also taught in meticulous detail. These drills focus on defending a low single leg attack and stopping funk counters. With the proliferation of these techniques at the high school and college levels, it is imperative that wrestlers have a defense for them.
Discover specific drills that can be used at practice in order to fight common positions and create muscle memory. The bottom position drills cover how to defend basic breakdowns such as the Tight Waist, Spiral Ride, and Ankle Ride. This video emphasizes the little things that will make it easier for wrestlers to escape and score from the bottom position.
From the top position, Garland goes over his philosophy, and how to use these drills to become a dominant top wrestler. You'll see the "Grind Ride" drill, a position the University of Virginia uses to dominate their opponents.
The drills covered in this video will keep your team in perfect position during matches and will keep your wrestlers excited about practice, leaving the drudgery of traditional practice behind.
65 minutes. 2013.
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