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 on conditioning and review of wrestling moves and development of new moves; in-season practice consists of longer wrestling workout sessions as well as move instruction based on scouting reports regarding upcoming opponents. In both cases, daily practices should never last more than two hours. After that point, scholastic wrestlers tend to lose their ability to concentrate.
Never forget that as a coach, you are also a teacher. You should always entertain any questions from your wrestlers regarding practice drills and moves. If a wrestler does not understand the significance of what he is doing, successful accomplishment of a maneuver will rarely be the result. The following are several teaching tips to ensure your practices are meaningful and produce winning results.