Steve Garland, Head Coach for the University of Virginia, demonstrates the proper position for a single leg and how to keep a good position. This ‘Single Leg Drill’ will eliminate scramble situations and put you into a position to score.
Single Legs are a fundamental element of any successful wrestler and Coach Garland has simplified it so it will work on a high level, but can be practiced by a beginner. The ‘Single Leg Drill’ will teach you how to move your opponent while keeping good position so you can finish the takedown on anyone.
With University of Virginia Head Coach Steve Garland you will learn about the intangibles of drilling and how to drill properly. The ‘Underhook Drill’ shown by Coach Garland is a creative way to get wrestlers warmed up and ready to go without the mindless slogging (slow + jogging) so common in practice rooms of today.
Wrestlers will become much more comfortable with the underhook position and have more fun as the warm up becomes more of a game. Preventing staleness is a key for being successful in wrestling and Coach Garland has shown a great drill to get the room fired up and excited to practice.
Former All-American and current Head Coach at Virginia, Steve Garland, will show you how to secure more double leg takedowns. The ‘Trail Leg Drill’ is something your wrestlers can practice to work on the setup phase of a double leg.
Avoid going on both legs and using just your arms to get a double leg takedown.
Steve Garland is entering his eighth season as Head Coach for the University of Virginia. Garland guided the Cavaliers to the 2010 ACC title and was named 2010 ACC Coach of the Year. In his videos you will see new, creative and fun ways to work on old positions as well as develop techniques to defend against the leg riders.
In the third video below, Alex Clemsen, will teach you how to be more aggressive on the mat and improve your defensive skills. He is entering his fifth season as an Assistant Coach for the University of Virginia. As a wrestler, Clemsen was an All-American at Edinboro and a four-time NCAA qualifier.