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Improve Your Defense by Clearing Front Headlocks!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mark Ironside is a Dan Hodge Trophy winner, 2x NCAA D1 Champion and 4x All-American. Coach Ironside covers Clearing Front Headlocks as an example of his philosophy on defending ties, sometimes it’s better to work with the tie than to fight it.

Clearing Front Headlocks

If you’ve ever experienced the Front Headlock position as the defender, then you’ll know the difficulty and importance of getting out of the situation. Coach Ironside shows you how to save your back, save your neck, and go from bad to good position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “The Art of Hand Fighting.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

A Defensive Exercise that Focuses on Digging!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Here is an excellent segment for teaching both the college and the high school volleyball athlete. Highly successful volleyball coach at the University of Illinois, Kevin Hambly, focuses on digging the low ball. Digging the low ball is often the most difficult move to teach the young athlete. Hambly goes through a full progression of movements and drills to make this move easy and positive.

Digging the Low Ball

The keys points to emphasize to athletes are:

  • Bending the knees for the low ball
  • Bending the ankles to get down to the floor
  • Practice with catching the ball before digging the ball

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “AAU Volleyball Skill Progressions: Individual Defense.” VIEW other exceptional Defense videos in our world class Volleyball library!


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