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Discover Escape Drills from a Former NCAA Champion!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Kevin Dresser, head coach at Virginia Tech University and two time All-American at the University of Iowa, shows you three drills that help wrestlers train to get off the mat quickly. Athletes will learn the proper positioning and how to escape with explosion and quickness.

Escape Drills

Drill Summary: There are three different escape drills in this video.

The first drill is the “Position Drill.” The Position Drill is a solo drill that has wrestlers work on getting their leg up off the mat quickly with explosiveness. Get in a simulated bottom position, then lift one leg up onto the mat with good posture. Work both legs through multiple reps.

The second drill is the “Head Gear Drill.” In it, the wrestler gets into a simulated bottom position and the coach places head gear on the wrestler’s upper back. Next, the coach stands 5 feet behind the wrestler and blows the whistle. On the whistle, the wrestler gets one foot onto the mat and tries to throw the head gear all the way to the coach using only their back.

The third and final drill is the “Chair Drill.” Start in a pinch next to the wall. On the coach’s whistle, the wrestler gets to the wall in a chair position with their elbows in. Make sure to get to the wall from both directions.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Explosive Escapes.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Perfect the Timing of the Breaststroke!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015

One of the most important aspects of the breaststroke is timing. Ian Pope, Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club head coach and Australian National Team coach, runs through a few of his favorite drills that focus on getting the arms, body and legs in sync while executing the breaststroke.

Breaststroke Timing

Drill Summary: Swimmers push off the wall and work on using a butterfly kick with sculling arms. Every time the hands sweep in, swimmers should take a breath. The hips should follow the rhythm of the body and the kick should be timed so that it whips the body forward in the water.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Breaststroke.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!

New Wrestling Videos from 2X NCAA Champ, Mark Perry!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

University of Illinois Associate Head Coach, Mark Perry, has a rare unique perspective on wrestling. His uncle is legendary Oklahoma State Coach John Smith; in addition, Coach Perry wrestled in high school at Blair Academy under Jeff Buxton and finally learned the “Iowa way” of the sport from Tom Brands while wrestling in college. Now is your chance to learn new and helpful drills for yourself or to teach your wrestlers!

Next Generation Wrestling Drills

Next Generation Wrestling Drills

  • Discover drills that will train your wrestlers to avoid opponent’s short offense and go-behinds 
  • Learn how to teach your wrestlers to chain wrestle from one offensive position to another 
  • Discover a system for fighting to good positions on the bottom




Formula for Success: Winning the Neutral Position

Formula for Success: Winning the Neutral Position

  • Learn how to incorporate the Oklahoma State and the Iowa style of wrestling to create a complete wrestler from the neutral position
  • Learn how to get to the tie position without sacrificing your position or attack
  • Discover the keys to short offense and how to score from an opponent’s attack
  • Learn how to teach effective motion for an outside wrestler and take advantage of speed and quickness



Purchase the Mark Perry Next Generation Drills 2-Pack and SAVE $10!


Build, Store, and Share Your Practice Plans with iPracticeBuilder!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The iPracticeBuilder is a revolutionary app that allows you to build, store, and share your practice plans with others. 

This is a great app for any coach or player who wants to improve!




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