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See How to Pull Off a Funk Roll!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Two time National Champion, three time All-American and two time Big Ten Champion at the University of Illinois, Jesse Delgado, explains how he executes a funk roll. You will see how Jesse rolls underneath his opponent’s low single and uses his hands and arms to turn the tables.

Funk Roll

Drill Summary: The funk roll can be executed after your opponent had gone for a low or sweep single. Start by diving to the side and chasing the opponent’s ankle. Roll underneath the opponent so you’re facing opposite directions and on your belly. Swisher your feet opposite, then thread the needle with your arm between the opponent’s legs so you can control them both and get your other hand free. After that, drive back into your opponent, sink your hips and straighten out your leg. Finally, turn on top of your opponent and gain control.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Signature Move Series: Jesse Delgado’s Single Leg Finishes and Funk Defense.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Help Swimmers Create Water Flow!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

An effective way to improve your swimmers’ posture and balance is to tow them along and allow them to feel how the water moves across their bodies. Matt Kredich, University of Tennessee head swimming and diving coach, shows you how towing can speed up an athlete’s freestyle stroke.

Assisted Towing

Drill Summary: Strap a cord around the waist of the swimmer and have them get in the water with a board underneath their belly. Begin by having the swimmer extend their arms and legs out and hold that position as the coach walks along the side of the pool and pulls them forward. The swimmer works on sensing the flow of the water over the skin of their body. After a few reps, transition into the swimmer doing a slow freestyle stroke with the aid of the board to feel the water moving against their skin as they complete their stroke.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Freestyle Reimagined.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at!

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Increase Explosiveness with the “Alternating Step Drill!”

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Michael Pullins, assistant track coach at the University of Southern California, uses the “Alternating Step Drill” to train for both the long jump and triple jump. Athletes will improve their ability to create momentum from a standing position as they explode up and forward from one foot at a time.

Alternating Step Drill

Drill Summary: Coach Pullins recommends doing this drill on a softer surface, such as grass, to avoid wear and tear. Begin in a standing position, then push off and jump as far as you can off of every alternating step. Focus on keeping toes up on every leap and also using arms to generate momentum. Do this for about 20-30 yards, then take a quick break and do it again.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “25 Tips & Drills for Coaching Horizontal Jumps.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Learn Mark Perry’s Leg Throwing Technique!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mark Perry, University of Illinois associate head coach and four time All-American at the University of Iowa, demonstrates how he tilts, throws his legs and uses an across leg. Coach Perry models some of his style after MMA moves, which is seen when he uses his legs to knock the air out of his opponents.

Tilt, Leg Throws and Leg Across

Drill Summary: There are three main techniques presented in this clip.

  1. Tilt: Bump the opponent forward and pull them to the side onto the mat. From there, get your legs around the opponent’s and keep them in.
  2. Leg Throw: After you’ve bumped, blocked and brought your legs over the opponent’s (up the middle), you can secure a baseball grip on their wrist and extend and lift their wrist off the ground. This will usually cause the opponent to go directly to the mat. Another option is to put your arm underneath the opponent’s chin and grab their opposite shoulder, then put your other arm under your opponent’s arm and grab your wrist to lock them up. From there, you can pull up and the opponent will go flat onto the mat.
  3. Leg Across: Instead of putting both legs up the middle of the opponent’s body, lean to the side a bit and get your foot completely under their body so it’s sticking out on the opposite side of your opponent. Next, bring your other leg underneath your foot and pull up so your leg is pinching the opponent’s stomach. This will knock the air out of them and make it easier for you to win.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Leg Riding and Defense: Hustle and Control.” View other world class Wrestling videos!


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