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In this segment, the athletes work on the mat with instruction from 1972 Olympic Freestyle Champion, Dan Gable. Athletes will be able to work on their control with a lifting and riding drill.
From a waist lock, the top man lifts the bottom man off the mat and returns him back to the mat. The bottom man immediately stands back up and the drill repeats for the allotted time. Second, the athletes go through a near wrist ride drill in which the goal for the top man is to keep the bottom man float for 20 seconds. The bottom man is to keep working up to his base.
Gain an understanding of some conditioning drills that can be done towards the end of practice. Winner of multiple “National Coach of the Year” awards, Scot Davis, gives you three drills in this segment: the Circle Drill, the Figure Eight Drill & Iowa push-ups. Coach Davis states that these drills are great at breaking up the monotony of practice.
Coach Davis states that these drills are great at breaking up the monotony of practice.
Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Coaching High School Wrestling: Strength & Conditioning for Champions: In-Season, Off-Season and Nutrition Guide. Also, view other Scot Davis DVDs from our extraordinary Wrestling DVD collection!
Take a look at a hugely popular and useful move called the Hip-Heist. In this video Eric Guerrero, 4X NCAA Division I All-American, has his wrestlers demonstrate a drill that will help your wrestlers develop a hip-heist. The hip-heist is a skill that is essential for escaping from the bottom position.
Coach Guerrero has his wrestler display various scenarios where you have an opportunity to hip-heist.
Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, AAU Wrestling Skills Series: Scoring from the Bottom Position. Also, view other Eric Guerrero DVDs from our extraordinary Wrestling DVD collection!
2009 Dan Gable Coach of the Year, Mark Manning, shows you how to ride your opponent and set up back points and pins. He concludes this video clip by showing a drill that reinforces proper technique when securing a bar-arm.
He emphasizes getting your hips close to your opponent. Once you break down your opponent your feet go inside your opponent’s legs and your knees go on the outside. Coach Manning stresses having heavy back pressure. He then shows how to secure a bar-arm. Coach Manning states that it is very important to pull your arm back in a circle towards your own hip.
One of the greatest heavyweights in U.S. wrestling history demonstrates how to use your power in various situations. Bruce Baumgartner will give you insight on how to correctly finish a double and stresses having your wrestlers complete the takedown thoroughly. He then demonstrates two foot sweeps from the underhook.
These foot sweeps come when your opponent is pushing into you. Baumgartner states that you must straighten out your opponent and pull him/her into you.
Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Bruce Baumgartner: Blueprint for Heavyweight Technique – From the Feet. Also, view other Heavyweight Technique DVDs from our extraordinary Wrestling DVD collection!