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University of Wisconsin La-Crosse Head Coach, Dave Malecek, illustrates the “Line Drill” that allows coaches to check the team’s understanding of different concepts and techniques quickly and easily. It will teach wrestlers to keep moving because there is no particular resting spot.
This is also a flexible drill because almost any set of moves could be used.
University of Wisconsin La-Crosse Head Coach, Dave Malecek, teaches you how to develop wrestlers’ defensive instincts. Coach Malecek states that “opponents are going to get to your legs; How are you going to defend it?” The “Hips Back/Head Down Drill” is his answer.
It may be a simple drill, however, it is still an important drill that can be practiced at the highest and lowest levels of wrestling.
University of Wisconsin La-Crosse Head Coach, Dave Malecek, illustrates one of his favorite drills to teach wrestlers proper fundamental position when attacking legs. All-Americans, Adam Sheley and JR Lewis demonstrate the basic principles that are essential to all leg attacks, whether high or low, single or double.
This drill is so simple that even little league wrestlers could do it and so fundamental that even All-Americans need to do it. For those who can master this positioning drill, success will be sure to follow. This would a great drill for using as part of your everyday warm-up.
A popular drill used to teach ideal hand positioning by University of Wisconsin La-Crosse Head Coach, Dave Malecek, is the ‘Hand Fight Drill.’ Working on these techniques will help your wrestlers get to their leg attacks or takedowns.
For the first 30 seconds of the drill, the wrestlers are hand fighting, and for the last 30 seconds of the drill, the wrestlers are takedown drilling.