The Elbow Tilt is something that is drilled all the time. Watch as Coach explains, and with a wrestler demonstrates, this tilt. The initial movement is a tight-waist far-ankle drive forward. Twist the elbow, grab […]
Being uncommon means doing a lot of things that most will not do. Coach believes consistency in life allows people to achieve greatness.
Allow team leaders to run your practice warm-ups. Give them some guidelines but the warm-ups are their responsibility. Don’t hesitate to change up and get involved in the warm-ups if you notice that they are […]
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates the three counters when your opponent attempts a 2v1. All the options require good head position and enough pressure so the opponent can feel it. The 1st counter involves […]
Watch as Coach 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 what your […]
By: Coach Mickey Marley Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning You know something I used to be really guilty of doing? I was guilty of taking life for granted. I used […]
Alan discusses awareness and mindset which may be the #1 separator from good to great and from great to elite. A winner’s mindset involves having extreme accountability and ownership for everything in your life. You […]
When kids are not doing the right thing or are in trouble, they are calling out for help. There is a lot of give and take when you coach kids, but when you start to […]
With pressure or against pressure? Coach explains some of his ideas on wrestling from the bottom position. He discusses going away from pressure and avoiding being on your belly as it is the 2nd worst […]
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates double-leg finishes. He starts with an over tie and points out that the foot on a penetration step must be forward of the imaginary line between the opponent’s feet […]
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates sparring for position in a practice session. The wrestlers are working on everything they would do in a match but at a slower speed. They are focusing on their […]
By: John Klessinger Originally Published in: A Coach’s Manual Provided by: Championship Productions “Keep the discussion with your athlete and parents alive, but never forget that you are the coach, and you have your own […]
Watch as Coach Matt Azevedo discusses utilizing your experienced wrestlers to help teach your younger wrestlers how to spar and drill properly. Coach Azevedo also explains why putting responsibility on your older wrestlers will help […]
Watch as Coach explains how his girl’s wresting program took off by actively promoting matches to the media outlets and self-promoting on social. He also promoted the program to the student body and enlisted the […]
Watch as Coach explains, and wrestlers demonstrate a pull kickstand move. While doing the bump drill, it is important to get the weight to the hand and pull. If you don’t use the kickstand when […]
Watch as Coach discusses and demonstrates pushing and why it is critical. Whoever controls the center of the mat is at an advantage and getting pushed around can be exhausting. When you push, it is […]
Kate Leavell explains that fear is a powerful tool that works as a short-term motivational tool but requires more and more overtime to be effective. Eventually fear does not work, as the recipient tunes it […]
By: Wade Gilbert Originally Published in: Coaching Better Every Season Provided by: Human Kinetics Coaching Better Every Season – a lofty standard indeed, yet a very attainable one. The time-tested principles and strategies of quality […]
New to coaching female wrestlers? Coach Erin Sparrold breaks down how to train effectively during their low hormone phase and shares some tips for fueling your athletes.
Watch as Coach discusses the Big 15, which is based on film breakdown and analysis. The goal is to determine what worked for the squad offensively, what worked for the opponents against them, and what […]
Coach explains that on the over tie it is important to pinch the opponent’s head to their biceps. The free hand grabs on to the meat of the triceps, circle and remove the hand from […]
Watch Coach explains and demonstrates beating a shot that gets in deep. The focus is on changing the shot and putting the opponent into a different shot than they intended. When the opponent is in […]
Watch as Dr. Dale discusses how to establish credibility with athletes. Preparedness, empathy, and honesty are all keys to success. Dr. Dale also explains the importance of giving kids a purpose on the team. Like […]
By: Alan Stein, Jr. AlanSteinJr.com I try to build my success, brick by brick, and aim to get a little better every day. One of my focal points is improving my leadership. The words ‘coach’ […]
Watch as Coach Steve Garland discusses his definition of a real relationship and why having open and honest communication with your athletes is so important.
Watch as Erin Sparrold discusses the importance of normalizing the conversation around your female athletes’ hormone cycle. Erin also explains when the best time is for female athletes to compete and operate at their strongest.
Watch as Coach Gabe Dean demonstrates how to perform a front headlock move and explains some common mistakes that wrestlers make from this position. Coach Dean emphasizes the advantage that you have as the top […]
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates this ‘down block go-behind’ drill vs. a single. This a great drill to do at the end of practices as it replicates the end of a match. Down block […]
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates the single-leg snag. If a wrestler does not have a lot of confidence on a shot or double leg shot, then this is a good alternative. Try to get […]
Originally Published in: Game Ready – 52 Takeaways for Winning by Coach Mickey Marley I made this statement earlier, but I think it bears repeating. I often would ask my players this question: ‘How many […]