Watch as Coach Lennie Zalesky explains and demonstrates with a wrestler the different ways to execute the Baseball Grip. When the opponent reaches for your shoulder, you can trap the hand or pull it out […]
What Gets Rewarded, Gets Repeated with Heath Eslinger – A Better Way Athletics
Watch as Coach Heath Eslinger explains that “what gets rewarded, gets repeated”. If celebration is only based on playing time and performance, you are missing an opportunity to help your players get better. Look for […]
Headslip to a Single Leg with Tervel Dlagnev – Nebraska Wrestling Training Center
Watch as Coach Tervel Dlagnev explains that the goal is to turn a 50/50 collar tie position into a 60/40 or 70/30 advantage. Coach instructs the athletes to headslip, use the collar tie hand, and […]
Counterattack: Far Ankle, Far Hand with Dave Crowell – Nazareth Area High School (PA)
Watch as Coach Dave Crowell explains and demonstrates this far ankle, far hand counterattack. When the opponent’s knee goes down, reach to the far ankle and slide, step up, and push in. If you can’t […]
Social Media: Always Post About the Team with Garry Rosenfield – Coaches Inc.
Watch as Garry explains that when posting, promoting your program will never get you into trouble. It makes sense to promote your athletes and all the positives about your program and also to let everyone […]
The Five Most Powerful Words in Coaching
By: Adam Sarancik Author of: Coaching Champions for Life Coaches tap into infinite resources to teach their players the fundamentals and mechanics of their sport, and yet, they often fail to tap into the most […]
Scoop and Chop with Brian Smith – Univ. of Missouri
Do you have wrestlers that struggle to score points when facing a tripod? Watch as Coach Brian Smith demonstrates a scoop and chop move you can teach your wrestlers to use when the bump doesn’t […]
Breaking an Elbow Hold with Lennie Zalesky – (Retired) California Baptist Univ.
Watch as Coach Lennie Zalesky explains, and with a student-athlete demonstrates breaking an elbow hold. Many times, when your opponent is stalling, they will clamp and hold the elbow. It is important to free the […]
Teaching Leadership: This Is What Most Coaches Do with Joseph Hoedel – Character Development & Leadership
Watch as Joseph Hoedel explains the different methods and approaches that coaches use to teach leadership to their athletes. He will discuss in detail eight approaches but realizes there are many more. The objective is […]
Drag Set-Up Drill with Mark Branch – Univ. of Wyoming
Watch as Coach Mark Branch explains, and wrestlers demonstrate the Drag Set-Up Drill. This is a great drill to help players get focused and ready for practice after they have completed warmups. One wrestler will […]
Today’s Leadership Is Subtle with Chet Scott – Built to Lead
Watch as Chet Scott explains that leadership for coaches today is very subtle. You can no longer get in a kid’s face and use threats to achieve results. The focus and goal should be to […]
What Is Toughness?
By: John Klessinger Head Wrestling Coach – South River High School (MD) There is a legend or folklore about a Spanish explorer named Hernan Cortes. In the story, Cortes orders his crew to burn all […]
Double Leg with Tyson Reiner – Golden Eagle Wrestling Club
Watch as Coach Tyson Reiner explains and demonstrates this double-leg action. He stresses good penetration on the shot and he describes all the techniques involved.
Program Development: Recruit the Hallways with Nick Williams – Retired Coach
Watch as Coach Nick Williams discusses the importance of being creative when encouraging students to participate in the wrestling program.
Allocating Your Effort Correctly with Tervel Dlagnev – Nebraska Wrestling Training Center
Work hard so it is not so hard. Watch as Coach Tervel Dlagnev explains allocating your effort correctly and dialing in on specific areas that need improvement as they always pop up at the most […]
The One Skill Every Wrestling Coach Should Teach with Kevin Ward – Army West Point
Watch as Coach Kevin Ward explains that the one skill every wrestling coach in high school should teach is running the pipe on a single leg. This is not a finish, but it sets up […]
Are You a Prospect or a Suspect?
By: Adam Sarancik Author of: Coaching Champions for Life Questions College Coaches Should Ask and High School Players Should Be Able to Answer Better People=Better Athletes=Better Players and Teammates I am frequently surprised how rarely […]
Sparring Demo with Austin DeVoe – Colorado School of Mines
Watch as Coach Austin DeVoe explains how to talk the wrestlers through this sparring demo and the importance, as a coach, to do so. The wrestlers are getting some good motion and moving their hands […]
20 Percent Sugar Rule with Joey Boyens – ekin Nutrition
Watch as Joey Boyens explains that he teaches his wrestlers a simple 20% rule when reading food labels. Check the carbs and determine what percent is sugar and keep that number under 20%.
How the “Why?” Generation Is Making Coaches Better with Stephen Mackey – 2Words Character Development
Stephen Mackey gives an interesting take on how today’s generation always asking ‘why?’ can make your coaches better. When coaches communicate, they should always start with ‘yes’ and not ‘no’. If you start with ‘no’, […]
Elbow Pass Technique with Nathan Tomasello – Cliff Keen Wrestling Club
Watch as Nathan Tomasello explains and demonstrates this elbow pass technique. The focus is to shove into the opponent and feel the pressure of a push back. You want to grab onto the triceps and […]
Raise the Conversion Rates on Shots with Jake Arnone – Colorado School of Mines
Watch as Coach Jake Arnone discusses how he wants to raise the conversion rates when a wrestler takes a shot and gets to the opponent’s legs. He emphasizes to his wrestlers to not split the […]
Working With Sports Psychology Consultants
By: Dan Gould & Cliff Mallett Originally Published in: Sport Coaches Handbook Provided by: Human Kinetics Research shows that with directed effort, coaches can learn the importance of teaching mental and life skills and change […]
Teach a Lot of the Little with Brian Smith – Univ. of Missouri
Do a few things well. Watch as Coach Brian Smith explains that it is better to focus on certain aspects and do them well. Develop an identity and determine what you are going to be […]
Tulsa Ride with John Smith – Oklahoma State Univ.
Watch as Coach John Smith explains and demonstrates the Tulsa Ride breakdown. When attempting to pin an opponent, it is important to focus on the breakdown. You must chop first and when the opponent braces, […]
Program Development: Support the Jr. High Program with Nick Williams – (Retired)
How involved are you in the development of your Jr. High wrestlers? Watch as coach Nick Williams discusses letting top tier 8th graders practice with the high school wrestlers and helping organize duels.
Reading Your Opponent’s “Tells” From the Top Position with Chris Pendleton – Oregon State Univ.
Watch as Coach Chris Pendleton explains and demonstrates reading you opponent’s “tells” from the top position. When the opponent is in the referee’s position you can read the tell on what the opponent is going […]
Character Development: Be a Hope Dealer with Stephen Mackey – 2Words Character Development
Watch as Stephen Mackey explains that in today’s world there are a lot of influences that can have a negative impact on your kids. He encourages coaches to offset this negativity by being hope dealers. […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. Originally Published in: Raise Your Game I don’t believe there’s such a thing as a “million-dollar idea.” The phrase implies that all you have to do is come up with an […]
Hand Fighting for Points with Mark Branch – Univ. of Wyoming
Watch as Coach Mark Branch explains, and demonstrates with wrestlers, hand fighting for points. There are three ways to score points: snap the opponent’s head down and put their hands on the mat, lock the […]