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 […]
Each Coach must decide how good they want their wrestling program to be. Using school as an example, it is harder and requires more work in school to attain an A grade than a B. […]
Watch as Coach explains, and with a wrestler demonstrates pinning the opponent from a Fireman’s Carry. This is a great move taking the opponent from their feet to the back but does not always end […]
It is important to recognize and understand some of the reasons your athletes may be experiencing stress. Mr. Young will explain in detail, with examples, the following causes of stress: time demands, athletic performance, injury […]
By: Mike Chapman Originally Published in: Wrestling Tough Provided by: Human Kinetics “Motivation comes from within each individual,” said Mike Ditka, an All-Pro football player and the Super Bowl coach of the Chicago Bears. “It’s […]
Games relieve stress. Watch as Coach explains that sometimes usually late in the season, he notices that his wrestlers seem stressed out a bit. He organizes games before practice that can lift the squad’s spirits […]
Start in the proper position. Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates starting in the proper position for the high crotch. Line up on the opponent with the hips loaded and step around to the side […]
Watch as Coach explains and demonstrates the Steering Wheel Tie Up Drill. Make first contact with a collar tie and gain control which leads to the Steering Wheel Drill. The keys to the drill are […]
Alan Stein, Jr. explains that every single behavior that goes on in your program, on or off the field, is either something you accept or correct. He also explains how eliminating some behaviors, such as […]
By: Jeff Zannetti You are a human, you make mistakes. There is a simple but effective way to deal with ALL losses, errors, mistakes, etc: extract the lesson, commit the lesson to memory, forgive yourself, […]
Improvement and Growth. Watch as Coach explains that most wrestlers want to wrestle on their feet and that is what they work on the most. Most people do not like to work on what they […]
Avoid these foods! Watch as Coach discusses what not to eat on the day you are competing. Coach recommends staying away from fats and fruits as the simple sugars can result in crashing. Depending on […]
Watch as Coach discusses teaching skills that require multiple steps and speed such as offensive takedowns. He feels it is a mistake to teach in a step 1, 2, 3 format as there is hesitation […]
Is your program comprised of people who see the work they put in as an investment or a sacrifice? Watch as Jeff Janssen discusses seven levels of commitment that exist within every program and how […]
Here’s how we made it happen. You can too. So I wrote a week or so ago about the “virtual practices” we’ve been having with our team and how impactful they’ve been. Since our kids […]
Do a few things well. Watch as Coach 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 good at.
Work hard so it is not so hard. Watch as Coach explains allocating your effort correctly and dialing in on specific areas that need improvement as they always pop up at the most inopportune times.
Watch as Coach explains the Inside Ties Drill that helps create motion on the feet and faking. This is an inside drill with both hands to the inside with three areas of control: head, triceps, […]
Coaches are usually around their athletes every day, are the first to see an athlete in distress, and have the first opportunity to help. Most people want help but have trouble asking for it. However, […]
And how you can give your team what they need, when they need it most… Hope you’re staying healthy and sane in this crazy environment! Wanted to share something pretty cool with you today. So, […]
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 […]
Are you providing your alumni and community enough opportunities to give back to your school or program? Watch as Coach JohnMark Bentley discusses the benefits of always having some type of campaign going for scholarships, […]
Watch as Coach explains how to use give and take in sparring. This can be the hardest adjustment for high school wrestlers transitioning to college. Sparring does not have to be completely choreographed but should […]
Watch as Coach explains that branding is not just for your program, but it should be for what you do in your training and practices. Create your team’s identity on how you train and don’t […]
By: Jeff Zannetti As wrestling season enters its final weeks for most competitors it’s important to keep the focus on the competition and not get distracted by everything else around you. Wrestling season can be […]
Do you have wrestlers who struggle with timing for a double leg? Watch as Coach Max Wessell discusses overemphasizing circling in practice to create a better opportunity to shoot.
Is your strength training unorganized or ineffective? Watch as Coach Sam Craven discusses the benefits of creating an annual plan and shares an example of one he created.
Watch as Coach explains that coaches must have a standard and live it out themselves. If you want your team to have integrity and do things the right way, then you must be the example. […]
Coaches will not experience burnout if they do not care about what they do and are not passionate about their work. Most successful coaches put in tremendous amounts of time and effort but, without some […]
By: Pete Jacobson I used to SUCK at planning practices when I was a newer coach. I tried to do WAY too much in my practices. I was terrible at figuring out how long things […]