Watch as Coach Brian Smith discusses how he wants wrestling to be fun, and even weight cutting (which is the most unpleasant aspect) when done safely, is all part of the program. Safety should always […]
Watch as Andy Barth discusses growing your wrestling program using digital media. It is important to have the right person promoting your team and individual wrestlers. Your individual wrestlers should also be counseled on their […]
By: Peter Jacobson So, over the last few weeks, I’ve heard about a ton of frustrations you guys have with parents in your program. I think it’s safe to say dealing with difficult parents is […]
Watch as Coach Tom Borelli discusses a spiral ride which is a technique that is mainly used by the heavier weight classes. This technique is taught instead of the tight waist chop.
Watch as Coach Jack Spates explains how asking your wrestlers questions can be more effective than telling them what the solution to a problem is.
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics The Pyramid of Teaching Success in Sport is a popular athlete-centered coaching philosophy framework. Legendary American college basketball coach John Wooden […]
Watch as Coach Austin DeVoe explains and demonstrates this ankle ride. Coach emphasizes keeping the feet together and the knees wide. This is part of the 7 foot man series.
Watch as Coach Nick Williams discusses community support for his wrestling program and his unique and very successful fundraising methods.
By: Joseph M. Hoedel, Ph.D. Provided By: Character Development & Leadership “Wrestling has taught me that anything is possible if you are willing to put your mind, body and soul into your efforts” The man […]
Watch as Coach Gabe Dean describes sparring as an art unlike drills or reps. It is important to understand the level of sparring (low, medium, or high) that each wrestler is comfortable with. It is […]
Watch as Coach Brian Smith explains that he wants wrestlers who are in it for themselves and not just for their parents. He persuades parents to encourage and support their wrestlers in the classroom and […]
Blair Academy, which won the Walsh Jesuit Ironman for a 14th time last December, was picked the nation’s top-ranked high school… Click here to continue reading the article on WIN Magazine’s website.
Watch as Coach Tyson Reiner explains and, with a student-athlete, demonstrates this far side claw move. This is a first move off the whistle and coach emphasizes the proper shoulder and arm position.
Watch as Coach Nick Mitchell explains how he stresses to his squad how working hard in school and doing a better job socially has a direct impact on their wrestling performance.
By: Bill Welker Originally Published in: The Wrestling Drill Book Provided by: Human Kinetics The following format demonstrates the similarities and differences between preseason and in-season practices. Keep in mind, preseason practice emphasis should be […]
Watch as Coach Gabe Dean discusses the front headlock – the #1 take down in NCAA wrestling. It is important to score from this position as the opponent is at such a disadvantage. Coach Dean […]
Watch as Coach Tom Borelli discusses the scholarship limits involved in wrestling. Coach Borelli explains how wrestling scholarships are usually partial, therefore high school coaches and parents should focus on academics as well since additional […]
By: Bill Welker Originally Published in: The Wrestling Drill Book Provided by: Human Kinetics Setup The drill starts with W2 standing behind W1, holding one arm with a two-hand grip on the wrist (a). Action […]
Watch as Coach Mayabb explains and, with a wrestler, demonstrates this stance that focuses on defense first by circling the opponents trail leg and studying their lead leg and hand.
Watch as Matt Grossman explains how he focused on the details which allowed him to perfect his technique. Matt gives credit to his coaches at Wilkes University for their support in all aspects of his […]
10 By: Peter Jacobson So, figured I’d share a bit of an embarrassing story from early in my coaching career. When I first got hired as an assistant wrestling coach I was 23 years old. […]
Watch: Explode on the Whistle – Jim Miller – Wartburg College
Watch as Coach Tom Borelli explains and wrestlers demonstrate this single and double leg finishing drill emphasizing three keys: drive, dump, and lift.
Watch as Coach Andy Barth discusses how coaches need an organized and deliberate strategy to promote their program. Work with your wrestlers and make sure your program is part of their social network, as well […]
By: Peter Jacobson Want to start a heated discussion (read: argument) amongst your coaching colleagues? Walk into any room with several coaches and start talking about either school teams vs. club teams, or how hard […]
Watch as Coach Mike Powell explains and wrestlers demonstrate this Advanced Tie Drill.
Watch as Coach Troy Nickerson explains and wrestlers demonstrate this bottom position sit out hip heist drill. The wrestlers work the move individually and then partner up.
Watch as Coach Jack Spates discusses the importance of young wrestlers not becoming burned out through excessive competition. Coach suggests wrestling competitions that are modeled on judo with emphasis on technique.
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Leadership is generally defined as a process of influence. A coach’s leadership style, then, comprises the behavioral processes that a coach […]
Coach Kerry McCoy explains and demonstrates Heavyweight Technique – Tilts