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Wrestling icon, Dan Gable, takes you through a practice session featuring drills covering conditioning. Give your athletes the mental toughness needed to be successful on the mat.
Instruction: The dummy is to be thrown for a full arch. Gable emphasizes exploding hard and really throwing the dummy all-out. At the same time, the other partner conducts stance and motion.
Check out this core training segment shot at the 2012 AVCA Convention in Louisville, KY with volleyball conditioning expert, Julie Kaiser. Watch as she runs a boys club volleyball team through the paces using only a volleyball court and a basket of volleyballs. These exercises are designed to increase core stability and strength as part of a warm-up/conditioning session.
These core exercises include:
Planks – Forward, Side
Push Up Clock
Opposite Leg / Opposite Hand Lift
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!
Julie Kaiser, Vista HS (CA) Head Coach and USA Volleyball Conditioning Master Instructor (VCAP), teaches you to maximize your strength and conditioning program with minimal space and equipment. Shuffle Burpees are a great way to push players’ metabolic thresholds.
With two lines of players face each other, pass/set to the other person in line, and then do a burpee. See how many they can do without the ball touching the floor.