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Learn a Simple Drive & Hit Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rob Eiter, University of Maryland assistant coach and five-time U.S. Open National Champion, presents a drill that can be used to practice technique during a warm-up. The “Drive & Hit Drill” helps wrestlers learn to attack as they have a baseball grip hold, a position that can transition into a single leg.

Drive & Hit Drill

Drill Summary: Grab the opponent’s wrist in a baseball grip. Next, get your feet working and focus on never letting go of the opponent’s wrist. Drive into your opponent over and over again, working on the angle and timing of your attacks (meet the opponent’s foot as soon as it hits the mat). This drill can be progressed further into letting go of the wrist for a single leg takedown.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Attacks from a Dominant Wrist Control Position (Includes Left Leg Lead Techniques).” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!




Learn Dryland Chest Exercises!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

The chest is an essential part of the body to work on for the developing swimmer. Larry Stoegbauer, assistant coach at New Trier (Illinois) High School, shows you different variations for the common push-up in this video that will strengthen your athletes’ chests for competition.

Chest Exercises

Drill Summary: For the common push-up, Coach Stoegbauer wants his athletes to maintain a straight back and keep their head up. Wider hands equals working the chest more, while narrower hands will target the triceps. An incline push-up (feet on a bench) will hit the upper pecs, while a clapping push-up is more challenging and rewarding. Once athletes have done all types of push-ups, they can complete dips, which work the lower chest. While dipping, keeping your eyes down will ensure the drill focuses on the chest area.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “High School Coaching Academy: Dryland Training Program.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Improve the Starts and Posture of Sprinters!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Long recognized as one of the top sprint coaches in the sport, University of Florida head track & field coach, Mike Holloway, believes speed comes through relaxation. Coach Holloway teaches you a start drill and a posture drill that will help your sprinters run faster during competition.

Start Drill & Posture

Drill Summary: In Coach Holloway’s start drill, athletes start in a typical start position on the ground with their arms straight down and their head down. The drill’s goal is to target the sweeping of the hands from the blocks. To execute the drill, the athlete sweeps their hands, one forward and one back, then falls forward and catches themselves. In Coach Holloway’s posture drill, he has athletes relax and swing their arms freely, which prevents their back from getting locked up.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “25 Tips & Drills for the Sprint Events.” Browse through other world class Track & Field videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Tighten Your Core During the Butterfly!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Russ Kasl has spent 20+ years as an age group coach and has gained a wide range of experience training young swimmers. In this clip, Coach Kasl presents a drill that uses a flutter kick to improve the tone of the body and tighten the core of swimmers in the butterfly event.

Flutter Fly

Drill Summary: Swimmers push off the wall and execute a butterfly stroke, but instead of using a regular kick, they use a quick flutter kick. This method will help athletes set a high and early elbow catch and give them knowledge of what their core should feel like during the butterfly. As they execute the drill, their body should be on the surface and they should get arm extension on every stroke. The next progression using the Flutter Fly is to alternate it with a regular kick three times going down the length of the pool to help transfer proper techniques into the regular stroke.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching the Developing Butterflyer.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Take Advantage of a Front Headlock!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Getting an opponent into a front headlock can provide a variety of opportunities, but there’s also a chance that you could get stuck. University of Northern Iowa head coach and 2008 Olympian, Doug Schwab, explains what you can do if you find you and your opponent locked into a battle.

Front Headlock

Drill Summary: The goal of Coach Schwab’s demonstration is to drive and put the opponent’s butt into their heels. From there, if you can keep going, great! If they re-catch their legs, it’ll allow you to shift to their side and attack. If you shift and they put their arm up to stop you, catch their arm and move your arm to their hip and turn them over on their back.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Wrestling Practice with Doug Schwab.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!




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