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Learn the Defensive Basics that Set Up Short Offense Success!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Grand View Vikings are back-to-back-to-back-to-back NAIA national wrestling champs. In this clip, head coach Nick Mitchell presents the basics of short offense, and how wrestlers can get their opponent into a front headlock.

Head/Hands Drills and Downblocking

Drill Summary: Coach Mitchell trains wrestlers to have good head/hands defense, which if used correctly can lead to opportunities on offense. The basics Mitchell teaches include being inside on ties, varying hand orientation and keeping the head in position (even or lower). Also, it’s important to keep your opponent in front of you and defend penetration by lowering your level. As for downblocking, wrestlers need to get a hand down to the mat and create space between the shot and their leg.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Short Offense: Scoring from the Front Headlock Position.” View other world class Wrestling videos!




Create a Championship Caliber Wrestling Team!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gain the concepts you need to take you and your team to another level with Nick Mitchell, Grand View University Head Coach.  He was a 2012 NAIA National Champions and the 2012 NAIA National Coach of the Year!  Incorporate anything you learn in these Wrestling DVDs into your practices:

Championship Practice Drills for Wrestling

  • Learn drills that will help you stay in good position late in a match
  • Defend shots and score off your opponent’s attack
  • Get shot-re-shot drills and train your wrestlers to be in position and anticipate their second attacks
  • Integrate drills that emphasize winning the battle on the edge of the mat
  • Learn mental drills to help team members focus and build a mental picture of victory

Short Offense: Scoring from the Front Headlock Position

  • Learn to defend and score off of your opponent’s single leg attack
  • Learn how to move your opponent down to the mat without sacrificing your legs and giving up good position
  • Score with a go-behind anywhere on the mat
  • Score from the front headlock position with the hands locked or unlocked
  • Get ideas for developing a successful plan and vision for your program in the short term and in the long run
  • Learn how to build a strong community tie to ensure support throughout the season
  • Features Nick Mitchell who started the Grand View wrestling program and won the 2012 NAIA National Championship four years later

If buy the Nick Mitchell 3-Pack, you will save $15!




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