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University of Virginia Head Coach, Steve Garland, demonstrates a fun scramble exercise called the Low Single Leg Scramble Drill. This drill gets your wrestlers fighting out of a bad position and puts them in position to score. It is an easy and safe drill for your wrestlers.
Your wrestlers will get comfortable with defending a low single leg attack by going on the attack immediately.
Former U.S. Olympian, Ken Chertow, shows multiple “2-on-1 tilts” to turn an opponent. You can utilize these turns to score a lot of points from the top position.
There are three different tilts shown here that wrestlers can use.
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In the first sequence from the feet, former 4x All-American at Iowa State University, Eric Akin demonstrates how he teaches young wrestlers to attack one hand. In the second sequence presented here, Coach Akin and his athletes focus on the cut-through or unravelling of the yo-yo skill.
With the partner’s hands locked, the athlete digs his thumbs into the partner’s top hand, “like a can opener”. Next, it is essential that the athlete drop his level/bend his knees and get his weight down as he walks his hips away from the opponent. As he lowers his weight and gets the hips away, he rolls the top hand, keeps ahold of it with one hand and puts it in his “back pocket.” Finally, the athlete turns in a manner that gets him free of the arm around his waist by, “unravelling the yo-yo.”
Dave Malecek has taken his wrestling program to the NCAA Championships every year he has been coaching at UW-Lacrosse. Watch as Coach Malecek shows you how to be more efficient with your time, learn how to drill the right way and gain confidence in your shots.
Coach Malecek shows you how to drill position, finishes, set-up, and motion as a progressive way of drilling a double leg.
Former USA World Team member, Eric Akin, demonstrates finishes from different positions. Here, Akin teaches the young athlete to “run the corner” and attack the far leg to finish a single leg on the mat. In addition, a second drill is for a double leg finish from the knees.
The first position has the athlete begin on a single leg in bad position. First, the youth wrestler is to lock his hands around the partner’s knees, “like a rope.” Next, the wrestler will “cork screw” the partner’s far hip to the mat so that he lands with his legs together on his side, “like a mermaid.”