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In this escape sequence on the mat, 4x All-American Eric Akin has his youth wrestlers demonstrate the “Stand Up.” One of the essentials here is for the foot to get posted out in front.
From the start position, it is essential that the foot come out as a post. Freeze the athletes here and emphasize pushing back and getting the foot posted out in front. From this one knee down and the foot out position, the wrestler will need to push back off the posted foot to get to his feet.
University of Wisconsin La-Crosse Head Coach, Dave Malecek, illustrates the “Line Drill” that allows coaches to check the team’s understanding of different concepts and techniques quickly and easily. It will teach wrestlers to keep moving because there is no particular resting spot.
This is also a flexible drill because almost any set of moves could be used.
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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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.
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.”