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Discover Kerry McCoy’s Basic Slide-By Technique!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, January 1, 2016

The slide-by is a move that every wrestler should have in their arsenal of moves. In this clip, University of Maryland head coach and three time ACC Coach of the Year, Kerry McCoy, shows his basic slide-by technique that will allow you to pull the opponent past you and get on their back.

Slide-By Technique

Drill Summary: Start off in a position where both you and your opponent have a collar tie. From that position, step-step with your feet (small step with your back foot, big step with your front foot) to get yourself in position. From there, make a fist with your outside hand and block above the opponent’s elbow. Next, lean back and turn your head and body, pull the opponent’s head and arm past your face and clamp them down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Slide-Bys and Overhooks.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Learn to Get a Collar Tie as a Heavyweight!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, June 1, 2015

To set up offense, learning to use the collar tie is essential for the heavyweight wrestler. In this drill, University of Maryland head coach, Kerry McCoy, shows you how he gets opponents in a collar tie.

Collar Tie

Drill Summary: The wrestler starts in a good stance and makes sure to protect their lead leg. As the opponent comes closer, the wrestler reaches with the hand opposite their lead leg and jabs the opponent’s forehead or shoulder. The next step is to slide that hand into the collar tie position, while simultaneously closing the gap between your bodies. It’s important to not close the gap too far or the opponent could take advantage of the bad position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Heavyweight Technique: Control Ties from the Feet.” View other world class Wrestling videos!

Score More Points from the Top Position!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 13, 2013

University of Maryland Head Coach, Kerry McCoy, provides you with instruction on how to use power and positioning. See how to pin your opponents with a bottom leg turk from a cross knee breakdown.

Cross Knee Breakdown to a Bottom Leg Turk

Instruction: Off the cross knee breakdown, pull the opponent’s bottom leg out and make sure that your shoulder pressure stays on the hip flexor; your hips should be toward his head to get this pressure. Next, secure his foot, grab it and push it down onto the mat. Then, slide the back leg, the turk leg, in knee-deep to the top of his bottom thigh. Immediately slide the front knee up and pinch your legs together to secure the bottom leg. Turn your opponent by elevating the bottom leg with your leg. Push off with the front foot and turn his hips. You will finish parallel to your opponent with your head on the opposite side.

Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Heavyweight Technique: Breakdowns, Pins and Escapes.”  If you’re interested in more Wrestling videos on Pinning, click here

Score More Points in the Top Position with a Tight Waist Breakdown!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 16, 2013

Kerry McCoy, Head Coach at the University of Maryland and 2X Olympian in Freestyle shows you how to perform tilts in the top position. Learn the proper techniques of the tilt with the thigh pry and tight waist breakdown.


Once the opponent is flat, use the waist hand to secure the cross wrist and keep the elbow hand on the elbow. Next, block the near knee with your front knee and drive over the near arm/shoulder to “load up” the opponent in your lap. Then scoot your body so that your chest is perpendicular to his chest elevate the bottom leg and use the controlled arm to keep him/her in nearfall. Push if he rolls into you and pull if he rolls away.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Heavyweight Technique: Breakdowns, Pins and Escapes.  Also, view other Kerry McCoy videos from our massive Wrestling DVD collection!

Effective Ways to Setup Your Opponent for a Pin!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 17, 2013

The “spiral” breakdown to inside wrist is an effective move that 3x All-American wrestler, Kerry McCoy, demonstrates for you in this segment. Discover the keys to creating more opportunities for you to score points in your next match.

First, chest and body weight pressure along with feet drive remain the same as in the previous breakdown-the tight waist chop. Second, Coach McCoy, inside chops the elbow in order to make it bend, “collapse the bend, grab the wrist”. Third, run in a circular motion while maintaining chest pressure on the opponent and leg and feet drive.

Take a look at an additional clip from the DVD, Heavyweight Technique: Breakdowns, Pins and Escapes.  Also, view other Kerry McCoy DVDs from our massive Wrestling DVD collection!


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