By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Learn how to be in control in the bottom position from Mark Perry, associate head coach at the University of Illinois and two time NCAA champion. Perry wants his wrestlers to always have a great base and be ready to counter whatever the opponent throws at them.
Drill Summary: Make sure to keep the elbows out and head up. According to coach Perry, if you have the opportunity to make something happen, take it!
By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 14, 2013
3X NCAA Division I Champion and current Oklahoma State University Head Assistant Coach, Eric Guerrero, has his wrestlers demonstrate the Stand-Up Drill. This exercise will help your wrestlers perfect their stand-up. It will teach your wrestlers to identify where their opponent’s pressure is and choose the most effective stand-up to execute depending on that pressure.
Coach Guerrero discusses three different scenarios that happen in matches and shows what standups your wrestler should attempt.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, December 17, 2012
Finding success in the bottom position is crucial for championship wrestling. To help you build success on the mat, 2009 NWCA Coach of the Year, Tom Ryan, teaches you about the bottom position and base maintenance drill. Coach Ryan does an excellent job thoroughly explaining and demonstrating each drill, making them easy to implement into your practice.
In this segment, Coach Ryan explains his philosophy in approaching the bottom position. He explains the importance of “no holes” on the haunches or on the sides and hips and the importance of light weight on the hands and head up. Following this explanation, Coach Ryan demonstrates a drill that will help athletes develop a better ability to maintain a strong base and to adjust to pressure from the top man.