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Learn a Change Over from Kevin Dresser!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Battling out of the bottom position can sometimes be a challenge for wrestlers, but when you can do it consistently, it can become a weapon. Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech head coach, demonstrates a change over that will allow you to quickly escape from your opponent and get to your feet.

The Change Over

Drill Summary: With the bottom wrestler set and the top man on, the bottom athlete shifts their weight into their opponent and sits to their butt. As they’re getting to their butt, it’s important to keep their feet in close so they don’t get too sprawled out. Once they get to their butt, change their feet over and switch the hand controlling the opponent’s wrist. After that, try to create space between you and the opponent and stand up.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Explosive Escapes.” Browse through other world class Wrestling videos at Championship Productions.com!

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Use Dynamic Flexibility Drills to Warm Up!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Head coach and lead instructor at the Chula Vista High Performance Training Center for USA Track & Field, Jeremy Fischer, takes you through a few dynamic flexibility drills. Coach Fischer believes that athletes should use warm-up drills specific to the type of event they’re planning on doing each day.

Dynamic Flexibility

Drill Summary: There are three different exercises shown in the video. The first is plows, the second is single leg plows, and the third is the cobra into the cat stretch. For each exercise, Coach Fischer recommends doing 6-8 reps to prepare the body for competition.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “100 Drills for Developing Athleticism in Any Sport.” Browse through other world class Track & Field videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Maximize Your Backstroke Propulsion!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

14 time All-American at the University of Arizona, Coley Stickels, teaches you the “Catch & Throw” drill. Versions of this drill are commonly used to help swimmers improve their freestyle, but it can also serve as a great way to accent the forearm in the catch for anyone utilizing the backstroke.

Catch & Throw

Drill Summary: The swimmer pushes off from the wall slightly on their side, then sets their catch. To complete a rep, pull the arm all the way through and return to the recovery position. Focus on throwing the body/torso past the catch and keeping all momentum on a horizontal plane. Coach Stickels has his swimmers use an over grip paddle to accent the forearm in the catch. Remember to work on both hands.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Mega Drills for Backstroke.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Learn the Fundamentals of a Back Jump!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Jason Baumann, Edina High School diving coach and owner of North Star Diving Club, runs through the basic aspects of a quality back jump. The back jump can serve as a great tool for athletes who don’t have much prior diving experience and need a place to begin learning the fundamentals.

Back Jump with Arm Swing

Drill Summary: Start with the balls of your feet on the board. Next, bend your knees and make sure your heels point up (the body should form a straight line between the shoulders, hips and heels in this position). Maintain good balance and lift away from the board while also staying tight in your stomach. Use no more than four oscillations, otherwise you may be deducted by the judges.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching High School Diving: Safe Diving Basicse.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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