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    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    Mat wrestling is a forgotten art. Most kids want to work on takedowns, but wrestling consists of three areas in total that need to be worked on.

    In this video, four-time All-American Troy Nickerson shows you how to incorporate a series of drills that will improve wrestlers in the top and bottom positions at the same time. He starts with some foundational drills that are later integrated into other drills.

    Coach Nickerson teaches you drills that you can put your own moves into and have success. Bottom wrestlers will learn how to maintain a solid base and how to get their hips away for an escape or reversal. Top wrestlers will learn to maintain forward pressure and hip control. These drills will build good instincts and will give wrestlers the confidence to hit their moves in competition.

    Bottom Position Wrestling Drills

    Nickerson builds wrestlers by getting them to embrace the basics. He starts with a drill that helps the bottom wrestler learn to maintain a good base position while creating space on bottom with a knee slide or changeover. It's important that a wrestler has great hips, which helps them to move on bottom. He covers three different drills to help improve hip heist for all wrestlers. He then uses several drills that cover stand ups, sit-outs, and Granby rolls.

    All the moves are combined, and the scenarios are endless. There are also drills for clearing legs, working reversals, and re-attacking from a stand up. This series isn't just focused on technique, it also incorporates whistle start drills and drills from bottom with mat returns. These drills can advance athletes to a high level in a short amount of time.

    Top Position Wrestling Drills

    The second half of this video starts with teaching the top wrestler how to break down an opponent's solid base by keeping active forward pressure. Drills are added that emphasize riding under the arms and hip control while staying off the knees. Key concepts cover countering all offensive scoring attempts from the bottom wrestler.

    Coach Nickerson's drills also touch on maintaining control when the bottom man rolls, sits out, or stands up.

    You'll get a drill that Nickerson uses with his wrestlers to improve returning wrestlers to the mat. It covers how to land and how to use multiple returns. There are also drills for using tilts and pinning combinations. These drills are then combined to encourage chain wrestling on the mat.

    Coach Nickerson does a great job of setting athletes up for success. This is a fantastic video for athletes and coaches that want to improve rapidly!

    54 minutes. 2018.


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    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    Does your team need to be better on their feet? If you need more takedowns, this video has what you need! You will learn a drill series to get your wrestlers better on their feet from four-time All-American Troy Nickerson, who teaches ways to score from shots as well as defensive scoring to make your wrestlers complete threats on the mat.

    Coach Nickerson brings his coaching techniques into your room, beginning with the basics of stance and motion and progressively moving to his finishing drills. Learn how and when to use each of these drills to improve wrestler performance. Nickerson has designed these progressions to grow athletes from a very raw and basic level, to the highest level of competitors.

    Footwork Drills: Speed, Balance, and Flexibility

    Any wrestler that is great on their feet uses stance and motion to improve their skills. Coach Nickerson demonstrates drills to get hands and feet moving together to improve attack and defense speeds. These drills cover:

    • Stance and Motion - Learn how to move hands and feet together, plus how to develop solid level changes, down blocks, cross blocks, head blocks and knee drops.
    • Foot Speed - Develop the speed needed to get to the leg and defend. Master the over and back, side to side, and leg switches.

      Flexibility and Balance - Increase hip and leg flexibility by mastering single leg finish stretches and back step drills.

    Learn How To Drill Control Ties

    Nickerson covers a few different drills on positioning that allow wrestlers to have a higher success rate on their shots. He demonstrates drills for gaining and getting out of underhooks, collar ties, and 2-on-1 ties. Using the climbing drill, wrestlers will learn how to work up to a proper tie without providing a chance for their opponent to score.

    This video allows you to build wrestlers from beginners to beast with simple drills that everyone can do. If you want to get better on your feet, Coach Nickerson can help get you there!

    57 minutes. 2018.


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    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    One of the easiest ways to control the bottom man is to be good at using the legs. Leg riders can control a match and score a lot of points before the bottom man has realized what's happened. This video is great for teaching leg riding.

    Troy Nickerson demonstrates over 15 drills and moves that show how to get into legs and how to crush opponents from the top position. What makes his legs rides so tough to defend is that they transfer from legs to other turns and rides with ease.

    Getting the Leg In

    Most wrestlers only have one way to get legs in, which makes them predictable. Nickerson covers two standard breakdowns that he uses to make the transition to legs simple. He begins with a tight waist chop that sets up legs with a tilt. When he comes out of the tilt, the leg easily goes in.

    His next setup is a spiral ride that gets the bottom wrestler extended and allows the leg to easily flow inside. These two rides help wrestlers get to the legs, regardless of their positioning, and help eliminate the riskiness of riding legs.

    Turns and Pins

    Coach Nickerson covers six turns that are based around his breakdowns. These range from a simple face-lift to a power half, to a tilt series, and cross-body ride series. The great part about several of his turns is that they easily transfer to an arm bar series or a ball and chain series of turns and back to the legs. Because of this flexibility in the top position, the top wrestler can become almost unstoppable and can make it hard for the bottom man to figure out any way to escape.

    This video from Coach Nickerson will allow an average rider to become a devastating force and make others want to avoid going underneath at all costs!

    47 minutes. 2018.


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    WRD-05335A:

    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    Does your team need to be better on their feet? If you need more takedowns, this video has what you need! You will learn a drill series to get your wrestlers better on their feet from four-time All-American Troy Nickerson, who teaches ways to score from shots as well as defensive scoring to make your wrestlers complete threats on the mat.

    Coach Nickerson brings his coaching techniques into your room, beginning with the basics of stance and motion and progressively moving to his finishing drills. Learn how and when to use each of these drills to improve wrestler performance. Nickerson has designed these progressions to grow athletes from a very raw and basic level, to the highest level of competitors.

    Footwork Drills: Speed, Balance, and Flexibility

    Any wrestler that is great on their feet uses stance and motion to improve their skills. Coach Nickerson demonstrates drills to get hands and feet moving together to improve attack and defense speeds. These drills cover:

    • Stance and Motion - Learn how to move hands and feet together, plus how to develop solid level changes, down blocks, cross blocks, head blocks and knee drops.
    • Foot Speed - Develop the speed needed to get to the leg and defend. Master the over and back, side to side, and leg switches.

      Flexibility and Balance - Increase hip and leg flexibility by mastering single leg finish stretches and back step drills.

    Learn How To Drill Control Ties

    Nickerson covers a few different drills on positioning that allow wrestlers to have a higher success rate on their shots. He demonstrates drills for gaining and getting out of underhooks, collar ties, and 2-on-1 ties. Using the climbing drill, wrestlers will learn how to work up to a proper tie without providing a chance for their opponent to score.

    This video allows you to build wrestlers from beginners to beast with simple drills that everyone can do. If you want to get better on your feet, Coach Nickerson can help get you there!

    57 minutes. 2018.



    WRD-05335B:

    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    Mat wrestling is a forgotten art. Most kids want to work on takedowns, but wrestling consists of three areas in total that need to be worked on.

    In this video, four-time All-American Troy Nickerson shows you how to incorporate a series of drills that will improve wrestlers in the top and bottom positions at the same time. He starts with some foundational drills that are later integrated into other drills.

    Coach Nickerson teaches you drills that you can put your own moves into and have success. Bottom wrestlers will learn how to maintain a solid base and how to get their hips away for an escape or reversal. Top wrestlers will learn to maintain forward pressure and hip control. These drills will build good instincts and will give wrestlers the confidence to hit their moves in competition.

    Bottom Position Wrestling Drills

    Nickerson builds wrestlers by getting them to embrace the basics. He starts with a drill that helps the bottom wrestler learn to maintain a good base position while creating space on bottom with a knee slide or changeover. It's important that a wrestler has great hips, which helps them to move on bottom. He covers three different drills to help improve hip heist for all wrestlers. He then uses several drills that cover stand ups, sit-outs, and Granby rolls.

    All the moves are combined, and the scenarios are endless. There are also drills for clearing legs, working reversals, and re-attacking from a stand up. This series isn't just focused on technique, it also incorporates whistle start drills and drills from bottom with mat returns. These drills can advance athletes to a high level in a short amount of time.

    Top Position Wrestling Drills

    The second half of this video starts with teaching the top wrestler how to break down an opponent's solid base by keeping active forward pressure. Drills are added that emphasize riding under the arms and hip control while staying off the knees. Key concepts cover countering all offensive scoring attempts from the bottom wrestler.

    Coach Nickerson's drills also touch on maintaining control when the bottom man rolls, sits out, or stands up.

    You'll get a drill that Nickerson uses with his wrestlers to improve returning wrestlers to the mat. It covers how to land and how to use multiple returns. There are also drills for using tilts and pinning combinations. These drills are then combined to encourage chain wrestling on the mat.

    Coach Nickerson does a great job of setting athletes up for success. This is a fantastic video for athletes and coaches that want to improve rapidly!

    54 minutes. 2018.



    WRD-05335C:

    with Troy Nickerson,
    Northern Colorado University Head Coach;
    former Iowa State University Assistant Coach;
    NCAA D1 National Champion and 4x All-American at Cornell University;
    the first 5x state champion in New York

    One of the easiest ways to control the bottom man is to be good at using the legs. Leg riders can control a match and score a lot of points before the bottom man has realized what's happened. This video is great for teaching leg riding.

    Troy Nickerson demonstrates over 15 drills and moves that show how to get into legs and how to crush opponents from the top position. What makes his legs rides so tough to defend is that they transfer from legs to other turns and rides with ease.

    Getting the Leg In

    Most wrestlers only have one way to get legs in, which makes them predictable. Nickerson covers two standard breakdowns that he uses to make the transition to legs simple. He begins with a tight waist chop that sets up legs with a tilt. When he comes out of the tilt, the leg easily goes in.

    His next setup is a spiral ride that gets the bottom wrestler extended and allows the leg to easily flow inside. These two rides help wrestlers get to the legs, regardless of their positioning, and help eliminate the riskiness of riding legs.

    Turns and Pins

    Coach Nickerson covers six turns that are based around his breakdowns. These range from a simple face-lift to a power half, to a tilt series, and cross-body ride series. The great part about several of his turns is that they easily transfer to an arm bar series or a ball and chain series of turns and back to the legs. Because of this flexibility in the top position, the top wrestler can become almost unstoppable and can make it hard for the bottom man to figure out any way to escape.

    This video from Coach Nickerson will allow an average rider to become a devastating force and make others want to avoid going underneath at all costs!

    47 minutes. 2018.




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  • 09/22/18--22:00: Defending Leg Riders
  • with Mike Moreno,
    University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach;
    2x All-American for Iowa State University

    Finding yourself trapped underneath a good leg rider can be one of the most intimidating places to be in a wrestling match if you don't understand the mechanics of leg riding.

    In this video, two-time All-American Mike Moreno shows how to beat leg riders in a multitude of situations. Moreno has built a system of leg riding defense based around "forcing the sit and clearing the pocket," maintaining superior position and reacting to the opponent's actions. His system emphasizes scoring out of your opponent's leg ride.

    Coach Moreno demonstrates fundamental techniques to defend and score against an opponent's leg ride, as well as common scenarios from the position, such as power halves, double boots and being flat on your belly. This video will show how to get reversals that will also lead to back points.

    Creating a Superior Defensive Position

    Moreno demonstrates "forcing the sit and clearing the pocket" and creating a superior position in which to attack the top rider and score backs and potential pin falls. He demonstrates how to create and maintain a position that will maximize offensive opportunities. You'll learn techniques including:

    • Forcing the sit: Establishes a superior defensive position from the bottom in which to attack the leg rider.
    • Clearing the Pockets and Creating Hip Separation: Ideal position to limit offensive opportunities for your opponent.
    • Attacking the Foot: Helps to pin the opponent's hips to the mat and allow for better movement from the bottom wrestler.
    • Vaulting the Hips: Creates and maintains constant pressure on the opponent.

    Beating Tough Leg Riding Situations

    A tough leg rider can be dominant at the high school and youth level. Coach Moreno covers some of the most common leg riding situations and provides you with a plan of attack to not only defend against these turns, but to create your own scoring opportunities, including:

    • Crossface: Moreno shows two options to reverse the opponent to their back when they try to crossface while in a good sit position. Includes when the opponent has you going toward the direction they want.
    • Being Pulled Back: Defend against being pulled back, without giving up back points, and reverse your opponent.
    • Power Half: Learn a low-risk swim technique that will get a quick reversal with a possible near fall.
    • Flat on the Mat: Discover how to transition back to the good sit position or free your leg when flat on the mat with one or two legs in. Once back in the good sit position, all the previous options become available again.

    Coach Moreno does an excellent job explaining the "whys" and "hows" of the technique and application in various scenarios. Having the knowledge to defend and beat leg riding is invaluable. The techniques and positions shown by Moreno will be a game-changer for the developing bottom wrestler.

    50 minutes. 2018.


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    with Tucker Lane,
    University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach;
    4x NCAA Qualifier at heavyweight for the University of Nebraska;
    4x NWCA All-Academic team

    Mindset and strategy, regardless of stature, are just as important for victorious heavyweight wrestling. Tucker Lane was able to compete and win at heavyweight despite being at a size and strength disadvantage in many matches using the mindset and strategies taught in this video!

    Creating Scoring Opportunities with Aggressive Head Control

    Constantly moving and controlling the head forces a heavyweight to move, fatiguing them and presenting more opportunities to attack later in the match. Coach Lane demonstrates drills to develop the feel of how to effectively control the head. This pressure, applied constantly in the early rounds of a match, will lead to big dividends (scoring opportunities) in the latter stages of the match.

    Control Ties: Underhooks

    Once a wrestler has worn their opponent out with head pressure, it's time to focus on getting into a control tie so the athlete can attack their opponent. Lane focuses on three control ties:

    • Collar Tie
    • 2-on-1
    • Underhook

    He explains the objectives and reasons why he likes the collar tie and 2-on-1, but spends the majority of this segment showing attacks from the underhook.

    Heavyweight wrestlers have monstrous hips and thighs, making it easy for them to defend bad shots by simply sprawling back. Lane shows why attacks from the underhook are ideal, because they don't put wrestlers in a precarious position when attacking, and, offer a high reward as the finishes are easy to execute.

    The underhook is a dominant tie up, and no decent wrestler will just give it up, so Coach Lanes show you how to get into an underhook from two scenarios - when you have a collar tie and when an opponent over-extends. He also details the ideal head position from an underhook to maximize scoring opportunities.

    After getting the underhook, four solid attacks are covered. These attacks complement each other and build a varied and highly successful strategy for heavyweight competitions:

    • Snap down to a front headlock
    • Execute a throw-by
    • Hit a far knee pick
    • Get a snatch single

    Coach Lane goes into detail on how to execute and finish a snatch single, and why it should be a heavyweight's bread and butter move from this position on. After getting the snatch single, Tucker explains the more dynamic finishes from the single leg that don't work that well at heavyweight, and instead, shows how to elevate the leg to finish.

    Defensive Techniques on the Mat

    At heavyweight, a lot of easy points are given from the front head lock position. Coach Lane shows a simple method to get out of the front head lock by adhering to the principles of:

    • Tripoding up
    • Keeping arms close
    • Grabbing the hand that's controlling the neck
    • Getting the head across the chest
    • Continuing to circle until you get out

    When it comes to tactics on the mat, Tucker keeps it simple and shows why the best way for a heavyweight to get off their belly is to simply use their inside knee to get up into the referee's position, and pressure themselves to stand up from there. The technique is taught clearly, allowing even the most uncoordinated heavyweight to understand what they need to do. On top, you will learn how to counter this position to maintain top position and potentially rack up riding points.

    Coach Lane provides all the techniques, positions, and strategies needed to be successful competing and winning in the heavyweight division!

    66 minutes. 2018.


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    with Zac Dominguez,
    President and Head Coach of MWC Wrestling Academy in Omaha (NE);
    former University of Nebraska Omaha Assistant Coach;
    President of USA Wrestling Coaching Council;
    Freestyle and Greco Director for Nebraska USA Wrestling;
    2013 USA National Developmental Coach of the Year;
    2007 USA Wrestling Coach of the Year;

    and Dr. Grove Higgins,
    Human Performance and Rehabilitation Clinic Director (CO);

    Coach Dominguez covers how a coach can keep a practice structured and fun at the same time by using drill games. The games not only keep practice fun and exciting, but also develop skill. Games include:

    • Quad Hand Fight: Teaches wrestlers how to keep the pressure off their hands and put the opponent's weight on their hands.
    • Go to Back Drill: Teaches a wrestler how to back arch by falling backwards.
    • Foot Tag: Develops level change and quickness.
    • Double Reverse Lift: Emphasizes a wrestler getting their hips underneath them in order to lift their opponent off the mat before their opponent lifts them.
    • Hand Fighting on the Knees: Teaches wrestlers to fight for position and move their opponent just by using their upper body.

    Questions and Answers

    Coach Dominguez answers questions from other coaches who are in attendance. Topics covered include:

    • How to open lines of communication for wrestlers of all ages.
    • The biggest issues youth wrestlers face and how to overcome those issues.
    • How to control parents and have them fit your system as opposed to having your system fit them. This includes dealing with other sports they may be playing.
    • How to develop unorthodox techniques that kids may use that are not normally taught.
    • His year round program development.

    Lecture: Improving Mobility and Adaptation for Athletes through Repetition

    Dr. Higgins provides the insight for any coach or athlete to unlock their potential to increase overall performance. This will also directly translate into wrestling by allowing an athlete to learn technique quicker due to having a greater ability to move, decrease injury potential, and increase overall performance.

    Shin Box

    Dr. Higgins introduces the 'Shin Box system' that coaches and athletes can use to assess and train mobility. He also covers the prescription, progressions, and instruction of the mobility drills within the system. This system is a game-changer in the world of sports performance because it can drastically increase performance in an athlete.

    Questions and Answers

    Higgins opens the floor for a variety of questions and answers. Some of the most common questions relate to pain management in the lower back and the wrist, were he addresses three specific drills:

    • Squat and Twist: A simple and effective drill to eliminate back pain.
    • Arm Bar: Utilizes a kettlebell to release tension around the spine.
    • Wrist Rolls: Helps realign the bones in the wrist and hand in order to decrease pain.

    Dr. Higgins breaks down performance to the most basic level so that you will understand how to improve mobility and maximize the performance of your athletes.

    Produced at the 2017 USA Wrestling Silver Coaches Clinic in Lincoln (NE).

    185 minutes (2 DVDs). 2018.


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    with Mike Duroe,
    Cornell College Head Coach; winningest coach in Cornell history

    and Mike Clayton,
    USA Wrestling National Coaches Education Program Manager;
    Former Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology;
    2008 NCAA Division III Rookie Coach of the Year

    and Joe Russell,
    US National Freestyle Assistant Coach;
    former George Mason University Head Coach and Assistant Coach at the University of Minnesota

    Mike Clayton and Mike Duroe take on common problem positions for youth and high school wrestlers. This is a wonderful training video where both coaches take insightful questions from the field and answer them on the spot.

    Joe Russell has an extensive background in wrestling and coaching. Along the way, he has put together a guide book that goes out to each of his athletes. This helps all parties to be on the same page and a true part of the program.

    On the Mat: Coaching Techniques

    Coaches Clayton and Duroe field questions regarding technique, but also cover finishing and countering a head inside single. Their focus is on when to let go of the leg as well as how to counter this shot.

    Clayton begins with basic understanding of when a good time is to hang onto the leg and let go of it. This sequence leads to discussion on the importance of having good mobility in order to finish and some complete finishes from a head inside.

    He also discusses the importance of connecting with your athletes and including them in the teaching aspect of coaching as well as sitting down with your assistants and getting their involvement or technique to assist the athletes. Clayton completes with some finishes and how to coach young kids.

    Coach Duroe discusses the importance of position and how to integrate it into a practice. He firmly believes in having high and low level guys in the room at the same time in order to grow everyone. He also discusses how getting up off the mat is of primary importance after hitting a shot. This leads into several ways to get to a single and how hand fighting makes that easier.

    From a more technical aspect, Duroe covers basic positioning for his short offense and how he continues to win those positions. Finally he fields a question about crossfacing; when, how, and the most important aspects of it. Coach Duroe has a good pedigree in coaching athletes at the highest levels of the sport.

    Lecture: The George Mason Way

    Coach Russell provides a description of materials that he provides to each of his athletes to ensure they are all on the same page and know what is expected. He also goes through some of his general team philosophy of technique

    The first part of his guidebook is a section on general expectations and priorities. This gives a rough outline to his philosophy, the team culture, and some principles of success. He talks about how important it is to take care of each other and how to "Maintain excellence in everything we do." He stresses time management and his code of conduct that holds athletes accountable.

    In the second section, Russell focuses on technique strategy. This includes the general items that are practiced during the season as well as all the "fun stuff" that will be gone over in the off-season. He outlines the difference between high percentage and low percentage technique and why it's important to differentiate between the two. Finally, he goes through his philosophies in each position on the mat.

    As a conclusion, Coach Russell writes about his off the mat strategies. This includes items such as life skills, "How do we win in other areas of life," and "Fake it until you make it." This is a great section because typically, if our lives outside of wrestling are squared away, the wrestling part is easier!

    157 minutes (2 DVDs). 2018.


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    WRD-05368A: with Mike Duroe,
    Cornell College Head Coach; winningest coach in Cornell history

    and Mike Clayton,
    USA Wrestling National Coaches Education Program Manager;
    Former Head Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology;
    2008 NCAA Division III Rookie Coach of the Year

    and Joe Russell,
    US National Freestyle Assistant Coach;
    former George Mason University Head Coach and Assistant Coach at the University of Minnesota

    Mike Clayton and Mike Duroe take on common problem positions for youth and high school wrestlers. This is a wonderful training video where both coaches take insightful questions from the field and answer them on the spot.

    Joe Russell has an extensive background in wrestling and coaching. Along the way, he has put together a guide book that goes out to each of his athletes. This helps all parties to be on the same page and a true part of the program.

    On the Mat: Coaching Techniques

    Coaches Clayton and Duroe field questions regarding technique, but also cover finishing and countering a head inside single. Their focus is on when to let go of the leg as well as how to counter this shot.

    Clayton begins with basic understanding of when a good time is to hang onto the leg and let go of it. This sequence leads to discussion on the importance of having good mobility in order to finish and some complete finishes from a head inside.

    He also discusses the importance of connecting with your athletes and including them in the teaching aspect of coaching as well as sitting down with your assistants and getting their involvement or technique to assist the athletes. Clayton completes with some finishes and how to coach young kids.

    Coach Duroe discusses the importance of position and how to integrate it into a practice. He firmly believes in having high and low level guys in the room at the same time in order to grow everyone. He also discusses how getting up off the mat is of primary importance after hitting a shot. This leads into several ways to get to a single and how hand fighting makes that easier.

    From a more technical aspect, Duroe covers basic positioning for his short offense and how he continues to win those positions. Finally he fields a question about crossfacing; when, how, and the most important aspects of it. Coach Duroe has a good pedigree in coaching athletes at the highest levels of the sport.

    Lecture: The George Mason Way

    Coach Russell provides a description of materials that he provides to each of his athletes to ensure they are all on the same page and know what is expected. He also goes through some of his general team philosophy of technique

    The first part of his guidebook is a section on general expectations and priorities. This gives a rough outline to his philosophy, the team culture, and some principles of success. He talks about how important it is to take care of each other and how to "Maintain excellence in everything we do." He stresses time management and his code of conduct that holds athletes accountable.

    In the second section, Russell focuses on technique strategy. This includes the general items that are practiced during the season as well as all the "fun stuff" that will be gone over in the off-season. He outlines the difference between high percentage and low percentage technique and why it's important to differentiate between the two. Finally, he goes through his philosophies in each position on the mat.

    As a conclusion, Coach Russell writes about his off the mat strategies. This includes items such as life skills, "How do we win in other areas of life," and "Fake it until you make it." This is a great section because typically, if our lives outside of wrestling are squared away, the wrestling part is easier!

    157 minutes (2 DVDs). 2018.



    WRD-05368B:

    with Zac Dominguez,
    President and Head Coach of MWC Wrestling Academy in Omaha (NE);
    former University of Nebraska Omaha Assistant Coach;
    President of USA Wrestling Coaching Council;
    Freestyle and Greco Director for Nebraska USA Wrestling;
    2013 USA National Developmental Coach of the Year;
    2007 USA Wrestling Coach of the Year;

    and Dr. Grove Higgins,
    Human Performance and Rehabilitation Clinic Director (CO);

    Coach Dominguez covers how a coach can keep a practice structured and fun at the same time by using drill games. The games not only keep practice fun and exciting, but also develop skill. Games include:

    • Quad Hand Fight: Teaches wrestlers how to keep the pressure off their hands and put the opponent's weight on their hands.
    • Go to Back Drill: Teaches a wrestler how to back arch by falling backwards.
    • Foot Tag: Develops level change and quickness.
    • Double Reverse Lift: Emphasizes a wrestler getting their hips underneath them in order to lift their opponent off the mat before their opponent lifts them.
    • Hand Fighting on the Knees: Teaches wrestlers to fight for position and move their opponent just by using their upper body.

    Questions and Answers

    Coach Dominguez answers questions from other coaches who are in attendance. Topics covered include:

    • How to open lines of communication for wrestlers of all ages.
    • The biggest issues youth wrestlers face and how to overcome those issues.
    • How to control parents and have them fit your system as opposed to having your system fit them. This includes dealing with other sports they may be playing.
    • How to develop unorthodox techniques that kids may use that are not normally taught.
    • His year round program development.

    Lecture: Improving Mobility and Adaptation for Athletes through Repetition

    Dr. Higgins provides the insight for any coach or athlete to unlock their potential to increase overall performance. This will also directly translate into wrestling by allowing an athlete to learn technique quicker due to having a greater ability to move, decrease injury potential, and increase overall performance.

    Shin Box

    Dr. Higgins introduces the 'Shin Box system' that coaches and athletes can use to assess and train mobility. He also covers the prescription, progressions, and instruction of the mobility drills within the system. This system is a game-changer in the world of sports performance because it can drastically increase performance in an athlete.

    Questions and Answers

    Higgins opens the floor for a variety of questions and answers. Some of the most common questions relate to pain management in the lower back and the wrist, were he addresses three specific drills:

    • Squat and Twist: A simple and effective drill to eliminate back pain.
    • Arm Bar: Utilizes a kettlebell to release tension around the spine.
    • Wrist Rolls: Helps realign the bones in the wrist and hand in order to decrease pain.

    Dr. Higgins breaks down performance to the most basic level so that you will understand how to improve mobility and maximize the performance of your athletes.

    Produced at the 2017 USA Wrestling Silver Coaches Clinic in Lincoln (NE).

    185 minutes (2 DVDs). 2018.




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    YWVD-04220A: with Greg Strobel, Distinguished member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2012);
    former Lehigh University Head Coach; USA Wrestling's 2010 Man of the Year; '03-'04 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 4x EIWA Coach of the Year; 2000 US Olympic Team Coach; 2x NCAA Champions (and 3x All American) at Oregon State

    Get help developing a multitude of practice plans that will maximize your wrestler's performance on the mat.

    Hall of Fame Coach Greg Strobel is a leader in coaching education. In this video, Coach Strobel shares many insights from his illustrious career that will provide you with a foundation on which to plan your practices. His discussion covers a wide range of topics including practice length, intensity, and the three main aspects of wrestling.

    Identifying your core philosophy will help you to plan your practices (and your program) around what you believe is most important. Coach Strobel emphasizes how your core philosophy drives not only how you run a practice, but what you want your athletes to get out of it. He believes that having fun is extremely important and that you don't have to break an athlete in order to get a top performance from them.

    Coach Strobel is a master at making a practice plan and laying it out in easy to digest bite-sized pieces that can be combined in multiple variations for an unending supply of practices. He then talks about five areas to consider when developing practices: length of practice, intensity of practice, three principles of planning (technical skill, athletic skill, and fitness level), week at a glance, and peaking.

    Strobel then reveals several of his trademark workouts:

    • Pre-Combat Options - Five different combinations of Warm-up and Drilling.
    • Combat Options - 11 different combinations of types of live wrestling.
    • Post-Combat Options - Different choices of cool down exercises.
    Varying practices is very important to keep your wrestlers fresh and excited about attending practice. By mixing and matching these options, the user can develop hundreds of different practice plans based on the level of intensity and volume you require.

    This enables you to see the principles of practice planning applied in the practice room and allows you to see one of his favorite practice formats.

    This DVD is an essential tool for novice wrestling coaches or experienced coaches looking to enhance their practices and give their wrestlers the edge they need.

    This series of videos was produced by Championship Productions in association with AAU (The Amateur Athletic Union).

    67 minutes. 2013.



    YWVD-04220B: with Greg Strobel, Distinguished member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2012);
    former Lehigh University Head Coach; USA Wrestling's 2010 Man of the Year; '03-'04 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 4x EIWA Coach of the Year; 2000 US Olympic Team Coach; 2x NCAA Champions (and 3x All American) at Oregon State

    Create better and more efficient practices through proper drilling.

    Former Olympic Coach Greg Strobel delivers a video packed with over 30 drills that coaches of all levels can use to get the best out of their wrestlers and their teams. His philosophy on drilling is that precise drilling creates good habits on the mat.

    In this video you will discover how to get your wrestlers to drill to perfection. Coach Strobel uses a step-by-step approach to drilling, paying attention to every detail. He explains the importance of detailed drilling to help your wrestlers to learn the correct positions and techniques they need to succeed. He gives you an assortment of drills that you can easily implement into your practice sessions.

    Coach Strobel discusses the various types of drilling and how each kind can benefit the wrestler with various examples of each. You will learn several drills within each drill type and when to implement them within your practices, which allows you to adjust your drilling to match the intensity or volume of your practice. These different types of drilling include:

    • Open Drilling - Unstructured wrestler's choice that is perfect for observation by the coach.
    • Structured Drilling - Controlled drilling to work on specific focus.
    • Situation Drills - Drills or live wrestling situations designed to work wrestlers from different positions.
    • Match Situation Drilling - Live wrestling out of different time and score scenarios.
    • Specific Drills to Fix or Teach - The best drills to fix problems.
    Many of the drills that coach Strobel shows help build muscle memory so that technique becomes instinct and you can wrestle drill matches that simulate match conditions. These drills will teach your wrestlers how to hand fight, counter, escape, ride, fight off their back, scramble, create space, keep from wrist control and much, much more. These simple-to-teach drills will help your wrestlers master moves they once struggled with, giving them more confidence to succeed during competition. In no time, they will be on their way to becoming better, more refined wrestlers.

    This DVD will minimize learning curves, give you and your wrestlers more confidence before entering a match and provide an edge over your opponents.

    This series of videos was produced by Championship Productions in association with AAU (The Amateur Athletic Union).

    70 minutes. 2013.



    YWVD-04220C: with Tom Koch, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Lehigh Valley Athletic Club, former Lehigh University Assistant Coach, EIWA Champion ('96) at Lehigh

    When coaching the developing wrestler, strength & conditioning is vital to their success. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the strength and conditioning philosophy of one of the most storied wrestling programs in the entire country.

    Lehigh has always been known for their exceptional strength and conditioning and in this video, Tom Koch walks through the fundamentals of athletic training and demonstrates a myriad of exercises to help enhance your athlete's speed, power and conditioning.

    Coach Koch begins with an informative overview of the principals of athletic training and how it translates to training the developing wrestler. Koch then talks about the importance of the following concepts:

    • Speed - Changing direction and quickness
    • Power - Maximizing force quickly
    • Conditioning - Small short bursts, starting and stopping quickly
    Agility Ladder Training
    According to Coach Koch, the perfect tool for agility training in wrestling is the agility ladder. You'll see more than 15 different drills including variations for each, for linear movement, lateral movement, plyometrics and upper body workouts. These drills help develop foot speed, coordination and "fast twitch" muscle fibers, as well as condition your athletes. You'll also see how to adapt those same agility ladder drills to develop hand speed. Your team will be able to work the entire body using the same movements to develop footwork.

    Plyometric Training
    Koch demonstrates several plyometric exercises designed to increase your wrestlers' functional power. He discusses common misconceptions with plyometrics that can hinder an athlete's performance improvement. There are more than 20 exercises demonstrated by Coach Koch in this section of the video, including different types of pushups, box exercises, plyometric jumps and core strength with the medicine ball.

    These drills incorporate conditioning into their in strength building. This carries over perfectly to wrestling since many matches require both strength/power and strength endurance in order to be successful.

    Coach Koch demonstrates, with young athletes, how these workout drills can be extremely challenging and fun at the same time. Often times athletes don't even know that they are being trained due to the change of pace and fun in completing these exercises. These are exercises that can be done by any age athlete that will push their sports development to new heights.

    The use of non-traditional items within your gym will lend greatly to improving strength and body control. This video is a great tool for coaches, parents, and athletes who want to improve their strength and general body control!

    This series of videos was produced by Championship Productions in association with AAU (The Amateur Athletic Union).

    75 minutes. 2013.




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    Gary Mayabb,
    Staley (MO) High School Head Coach;6X MO State High School Championships (Oak Park HS);
    USA Wrestling Manager of Greco-Roman Programs; USA Wrestling Gold level coach (highest level possible); USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman Coach of the Year (2014); 2X NWCA Region Coach of the Year and 2X State Coach of the Year;
    as a wrestler, competed at Central Missouri (2X team captain) where he was an NCAA qualifier and was also a 4x qualifier for the US Olympic Team Trials

    Are you ready to turn your wrestlers into great wrestlers and help them get wins over the toughest opponents on their schedule? Gary Mayabb has developed a system over the years that has allowed his wrestlers, some of whom came into the season as average-at-best wrestlers, to be able to compete with, and even beat, some of the highest-skilled wrestlers they've faced by the conclusion of the season.

    In this video, Mayabb begins with his philosophy and how he developed this system. Beginning with using the basics to gain the advantage, Mayabb discusses the importance for wrestlers to stay "in the box" with their stance while analyzing their opponents.

    From there, Mayabb uses the two most common takedowns, singles and doubles, as the basis to begin chain wrestling. Before getting into a single or double, Mayabb demonstrates four different setups to get to a takedown based on the opponent's reactions. After the takedown you'll get four finishes, including drills, to help perfect the top riding position in Mayabb's "Flat Iron" drilling sessions.

    Coach Mayabb and his staff spent years fine-tuning this system that has led to multiple championships and great successes and accomplishments for the variety of wrestlers he has coached. If your lineup isn't 'stacked' with top-tier, high-performing wrestlers going into the season, this is a great resource to use to help your athletes outperform their expectations and end their season, and their careers, on an upward swing!

    130 minutes. 2018.


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  • 09/23/18--22:00: The Tiger Tilt
  • with Herb Stinson,
    former Aztec (NM) High School Head Coach;
    member of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame (2016);
    12 New Mexico High School State Champions, including 11 in a row (1990-2000);
    3x National High School Coach of the Year (1991, 1995, 2000);
    6x New Mexico A/3A State Coach of the Year; coach 65 individual State Champions and won 139 tournament championships; over 500 career wins

    Legendary wrestling coach Herb Stinson, member of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame and three-time national coach of the year, walks you through a tilt system guaranteed to bring points to your wrestlers - no matter their skill level.

    With this four-point tilt system, you will be able to turn opponents from just about any position, including base, flat, short sit, standing and even when they par terre.

    Easy set-up, simple fundamental moves and tilts on drilling make this tilt a go-to for any wrestler in any situation.

    All proceeds from this video benefit the Aztec Wrestling Program Community Building Fund to build a new facility to meet the needs of the wrestling community ages 4-18.

    23 minutes. 2016.


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    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Fundamental defense from the feet is a trademark of great wrestlers. In order to win at the highest level, your athletes must be solid on their feet, and especially at defending opponent's shots.

    Mark Cody's teams were known for their fundamentally sound defense and ability to score back points with their counter offense. In this video, he shows different defenses to the single leg and the high crotch. He emphasizes heavy hip pressure and shows ways to break a tight lock and finish the go-behind with a cradle or turn.

    Stance, Motion and Downblocks

    The most effective defense is always prevention. If your opponent cannot snap you down or get to your legs, he has no chance of scoring. Coach Cody demonstrates the proper stance and how to move in order to create angles to attack an opponent while keeping yourself in good position. You'll learn how to down block and sprawl, and how to recover from these movements to get yourself back in good position.

    Coach Cody shares individual and partner stance and motion drills that are excellent for reinforcing solid positioning skills. They have a unique emphasis on creating forward pressure to prevent the opponent from initiating their own attacks.

    Single Leg Defense

    Coach Cody teaches defensive techniques from several positions:

    • Low level - Various options depending if the opponent is in tight or extended; and how to score from a possible stalemate position
    • High level - See a couple of options and how one can set up the other

    When defending a single leg shot, Coach Cody emphasizes pressuring down on your opponent's head and applying hip pressure. You'll see how to apply constant hip pressure while attacking your opponents back ankle. He demonstrates how to score using a "high leg over leg under" technique, which puts the attacking wrestler in danger of going over to his back. Also, Coach Cody demonstrates locking through your opponents legs, which leads to cradle and turk opportunities.

    High Crotch Defense

    Coach Cody demonstrates leg in the air defense and a high crotch defense that is similar to the high single leg defense, except that the defensive wrestler squares their hips to negate the angle that the attacking wrestler has created. He pays special attention to defending against and countering the crackdown finish that has become so popular from the high crotch.

    Defending and Clearing Ties

    The Underhook and the 2-on-1 Russian tie are two positions from which many wrestlers will look to control the clock and set up their own offense. Here, Coach Cody shows several ways of safely clearing each tie-up without exposing yourself to attacks from the opposing wrestler.

    Re-Shot Techniques

    The re-shot is one of the best shots in the sport, and all elite wrestlers are good at it. Coach Cody demonstrates the basic theory of the re-shot and demonstrates how to use your opponent's motion to set up your own leg attack. Learn how to drill so that your opponent's shot becomes your set up.

    The defensive techniques taught in this video will give your wrestlers an advantage on the mat. Being able to score from a defensive position is often the difference between winning and losing a match. Solid technique is critical in wrestling and can overcome strength and athletic ability.

    "I can't think of a video that shows so many moves in an hour. Many of them are very unique so that makes this video valuable." - Customer Review

    64 minutes. 2017.


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    WRD-05136A:

    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Many wrestlers struggle with creating openings and finishing takedowns against quality opponents. Even the best high school wrestlers struggle when they reach the collegiate level and need to learn to use their whole body to control and attack their opponent, instead of just their arms.

    Mark Cody, one of the most experienced and highly regarded collegiate wrestling coaches, has developed a series that generates a ton of offense. His system stresses attacking with your body and not your arms, which helps athletes of all sizes to be effective. The series isn't challenging to learn and has a beauty in it that most finishes all come from the same set of skills.

    Coach Cody solves the issue of losing takedowns by sharing his "two hands on the leg" philosophy. He emphasizes constant forward motion, which helps wrestlers stay on the attack and close the gap so that they can take good shots. He teaches how to stay solid in attacks by keeping power in one place, which keeps the offensive wrestler from getting into a bad position. The techniques he demonstrates will eliminate many opportunities that opponents often have to create scramble situations.

    Arm Drag and Arm Drop Series

    The arm drag is a common set-up seen at all levels of wrestling, with wrestlers from youth levels up to Olympians using it with great success. Coach Cody teaches a unique finishing technique to the arm drag that will keep a wrestler from giving up their ankles and getting leg rolled. He also shows how to maintain pressure with the body in order to keep the opponent from getting to their belly

    Coach Cody shows his modification of the arm drag into a more controlled, methodical position: the arm-drop. He demonstrates a logical progression of attacks: single leg, ankle pick, and snap down. With every technique, Coach Cody emphasizes using the whole body to pressure and control the opponent, instead of relying on upper body strength.

    Every takedown is carefully addressed to minimize the risk of the opponent initiating a scramble, and follow-ups into pinning combinations and turns are investigated.

    Shrug Takedowns

    The shrug, or slide-by, is perhaps the most efficient takedown in wrestling. It requires minimal energy to finish and exposes the attacker to virtually no counter attacks. Despite this, it is a technique that few wrestlers are able to decipher, let alone master.

    The shrug series showed by Cody is perfect to use on an aggressive opponent. This series teaches wrestlers to have heavy hands and attack with their body and hips. He demonstrates the nuances of setting up the takedown, enabling wrestlers to treat it as more than just a reactive technique. Cody discusses a number of gripping varieties, and the differences of each, which allows wrestlers and coaches to figure out which method works best for their body.

    Takedown Finishes

    Every successful coach and wrestler knows the hardest part of scoring a takedown is not getting to the legs - it's finishing the takedown once you're there.

    Cody shows techniques to finish the double leg, the high crotch and both the high and low single legs; he shares highly effective, and sometimes non-conventional, methods that have been used with terrific success by his wrestlers to minimize scrambles and wasted energy.

    With this video you will learn how to stay in good position throughout your attack without wasting energy and leaving yourself open to scrambles and counters!

    67 minutes. 2017.



    WRD-05136B:

    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Fundamental defense from the feet is a trademark of great wrestlers. In order to win at the highest level, your athletes must be solid on their feet, and especially at defending opponent's shots.

    Mark Cody's teams were known for their fundamentally sound defense and ability to score back points with their counter offense. In this video, he shows different defenses to the single leg and the high crotch. He emphasizes heavy hip pressure and shows ways to break a tight lock and finish the go-behind with a cradle or turn.

    Stance, Motion and Downblocks

    The most effective defense is always prevention. If your opponent cannot snap you down or get to your legs, he has no chance of scoring. Coach Cody demonstrates the proper stance and how to move in order to create angles to attack an opponent while keeping yourself in good position. You'll learn how to down block and sprawl, and how to recover from these movements to get yourself back in good position.

    Coach Cody shares individual and partner stance and motion drills that are excellent for reinforcing solid positioning skills. They have a unique emphasis on creating forward pressure to prevent the opponent from initiating their own attacks.

    Single Leg Defense

    Coach Cody teaches defensive techniques from several positions:

    • Low level - Various options depending if the opponent is in tight or extended; and how to score from a possible stalemate position
    • High level - See a couple of options and how one can set up the other

    When defending a single leg shot, Coach Cody emphasizes pressuring down on your opponent's head and applying hip pressure. You'll see how to apply constant hip pressure while attacking your opponents back ankle. He demonstrates how to score using a "high leg over leg under" technique, which puts the attacking wrestler in danger of going over to his back. Also, Coach Cody demonstrates locking through your opponents legs, which leads to cradle and turk opportunities.

    High Crotch Defense

    Coach Cody demonstrates leg in the air defense and a high crotch defense that is similar to the high single leg defense, except that the defensive wrestler squares their hips to negate the angle that the attacking wrestler has created. He pays special attention to defending against and countering the crackdown finish that has become so popular from the high crotch.

    Defending and Clearing Ties

    The Underhook and the 2-on-1 Russian tie are two positions from which many wrestlers will look to control the clock and set up their own offense. Here, Coach Cody shows several ways of safely clearing each tie-up without exposing yourself to attacks from the opposing wrestler.

    Re-Shot Techniques

    The re-shot is one of the best shots in the sport, and all elite wrestlers are good at it. Coach Cody demonstrates the basic theory of the re-shot and demonstrates how to use your opponent's motion to set up your own leg attack. Learn how to drill so that your opponent's shot becomes your set up.

    The defensive techniques taught in this video will give your wrestlers an advantage on the mat. Being able to score from a defensive position is often the difference between winning and losing a match. Solid technique is critical in wrestling and can overcome strength and athletic ability.

    "I can't think of a video that shows so many moves in an hour. Many of them are very unique so that makes this video valuable." - Customer Review

    64 minutes. 2017.




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    with Mark Cody,
    Presbyterian College Director of Men's and Women's Wrestling;
    former Head Coach at University of Oklahoma and American University;
    2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year; 3x All-American

    Many wrestlers struggle with creating openings and finishing takedowns against quality opponents. Even the best high school wrestlers struggle when they reach the collegiate level and need to learn to use their whole body to control and attack their opponent, instead of just their arms.

    Mark Cody, one of the most experienced and highly regarded collegiate wrestling coaches, has developed a series that generates a ton of offense. His system stresses attacking with your body and not your arms, which helps athletes of all sizes to be effective. The series isn't challenging to learn and has a beauty in it that most finishes all come from the same set of skills.

    Coach Cody solves the issue of losing takedowns by sharing his "two hands on the leg" philosophy. He emphasizes constant forward motion, which helps wrestlers stay on the attack and close the gap so that they can take good shots. He teaches how to stay solid in attacks by keeping power in one place, which keeps the offensive wrestler from getting into a bad position. The techniques he demonstrates will eliminate many opportunities that opponents often have to create scramble situations.

    Arm Drag and Arm Drop Series

    The arm drag is a common set-up seen at all levels of wrestling, with wrestlers from youth levels up to Olympians using it with great success. Coach Cody teaches a unique finishing technique to the arm drag that will keep a wrestler from giving up their ankles and getting leg rolled. He also shows how to maintain pressure with the body in order to keep the opponent from getting to their belly

    Coach Cody shows his modification of the arm drag into a more controlled, methodical position: the arm-drop. He demonstrates a logical progression of attacks: single leg, ankle pick, and snap down. With every technique, Coach Cody emphasizes using the whole body to pressure and control the opponent, instead of relying on upper body strength.

    Every takedown is carefully addressed to minimize the risk of the opponent initiating a scramble, and follow-ups into pinning combinations and turns are investigated.

    Shrug Takedowns

    The shrug, or slide-by, is perhaps the most efficient takedown in wrestling. It requires minimal energy to finish and exposes the attacker to virtually no counter attacks. Despite this, it is a technique that few wrestlers are able to decipher, let alone master.

    The shrug series showed by Cody is perfect to use on an aggressive opponent. This series teaches wrestlers to have heavy hands and attack with their body and hips. He demonstrates the nuances of setting up the takedown, enabling wrestlers to treat it as more than just a reactive technique. Cody discusses a number of gripping varieties, and the differences of each, which allows wrestlers and coaches to figure out which method works best for their body.

    Takedown Finishes

    Every successful coach and wrestler knows the hardest part of scoring a takedown is not getting to the legs - it's finishing the takedown once you're there.

    Cody shows techniques to finish the double leg, the high crotch and both the high and low single legs; he shares highly effective, and sometimes non-conventional, methods that have been used with terrific success by his wrestlers to minimize scrambles and wasted energy.

    With this video you will learn how to stay in good position throughout your attack without wasting energy and leaving yourself open to scrambles and counters!

    67 minutes. 2017.


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    with Mark Perry,
    University of Illinois Associate Head Coach;
    2013 Amateur Wrestling News Division I Assistant Coach of the Year;
    2x NCAA Champion (4x All American) and 2005 NWCA Rookie of the Year at the University of Iowa;
    won the Gorrarian Trophy at the 2007 NCAA Tournament

    Mark Perry has been successful as both a coach and an athlete at all levels of wrestling. One of the reasons he's had great success is his attention to detail in finishing takedowns. Perry's ties to the Oklahoma State and Iowa wrestling programs have allowed for him to become one of the great technical minds in the sport. In this video, Perry provides insight as to why the ability to finish takedowns is what sets great wrestlers apart from good wrestlers.

    The key to scoring on your feet is the ability to finish an offensive attack on any opponent. Perry demonstrates high level finishes from a high crotch, crackdown, single leg, and low single leg, such as the lost art of running the pipe, Saitiev crackdown, and an Iranian. You'll also see variations to the finishes based on the type of opponent that a wrestler might encounter.

    High Crotch Finishes

    The high crotch has traditionally been taught with two finishes up high: the cut off and the lift. Coach Perry revisits these classic finishes and adds a new wrinkle to consistently create a strong angle and more powerful lift. Next, he shows how to incorporate running the pipe in with the high crotch to reset the angle if the opponent squares up, and how to use it to complement the other finishes. Finally, he shows a series of leg up finishes, which have started to grow in popularity at the collegiate level, but are poorly understood by many.

    Crackdown Finishes

    The crackdown is one of the most frustrating positions to be put in for an attacking wrestler because it's incredibly easy to get stuck in a stalemate. Perry was one of the most effective users of the crackdown defensively during his collegiate career, and he's able to bring an interesting perspective to the position on offense.

    Coach Perry demonstrates what to do if a wrestler's high crotch attempt ends on the mat in a crackdown position:

    • Swim - One of the most effective ways to finish in the crackdown position. The swim puts a wrestler in a situation to cradle and pin their opponent.
    • Arm Trap to Kick Flip - Used when an opponent defends with a chest lock or a crotch lift and allows a wrestler to put their opponent in danger.
    • Pushback - Used when a wrestler is unable to get arm control and allows for a wrestler to secure a takedown with a table top or Saitiev crackdown finish.

    Single Leg Finishes

    Perry shows several twists on traditional finishes to the single leg, coming out the backdoor, and low single leg. He emphasizes locking out the leg and the foot, completely eliminating the advantages that flexible and athletic opponents may have. He also shows a key detail to attacking the low single that will change your approach to penetration and significantly improve your efficiency with the attack. Finally, he shows a simple and effective counter to the funk cradle, a move for which he has received great recognition.

    Opponents will force you into various positions and you must learn how to finish from all positions and from both sides. Perry will give you the foundation for building those skills. With this video, you'll learn to wrestle from all positions.

    101 minutes. 2017.


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    with Chris Perry,
    Oklahoma State University Assistant Coach;
    2x NCAA Champion and 3x All-American for Oklahoma State University;
    2014 University World Silver Medalist; 2009 Junior Hodge Trophy winner

    The most important aspect of wrestling in the neutral position is hand fighting - controlling the opponent, setting up offense, and wearing them down. However, this is often considered the most challenging aspect of wrestling to teach - wrestlers are often shown discrete tie-ups, without an idea of how to transition between them and keep their opponent off-balance.

    In this video, two-time NCAA National Champion Chris Perry teaches a systematic approach to transitioning between tie-ups and leg attacks. You'll learn offensive moves from three common and important ties ups:

    • Inside tie and wrist control
    • Head ties
    • Elbow control

    Perry thoroughly explains the concepts, tricks and objectives of each tie up and how to set up shots and neutralize your opponent's offense, giving you the advantage of knowing that you can attack, while your opponent's options are limited.

    After explaining each tie up, Perry goes on to show the transitions from the tie ups, to the leg attacks, focusing heavily on the high crotch and single leg.

    Inside Tie, Wrist Control and Take DownsPerry begins by showing how a wrestler should approach the opponent so he/she doesn't extend themself and get taken down. With an inside tie, you will learn a nifty trick with your thumb that will hinder your opponent from being able to shoot.

    After getting an inside tie along with wrist control, you'll learn how to successfully use it to attack a high crotch. Perry methodically explains how to open a "window" with an inside tie to get to a high crotch, and from there, how to properly position your body and finish the take down.

    Perry also shows how to attack a single leg from this tie up. Learn why the single leg is actually easier, as often at times your attack hand is the closest hand to the leg. When attacking the single leg, Perry demonstrates the importance of ensuring your arm pit and attack hand are both underneath the leg, which prevents your opponent from being able to defend the single leg. You'll see two common finishes from the single leg, giving you the option to:

    • Use your shoulder to turn into the leg to finish it on the mat
    • Bring the leg up to your feet and finish it from there

    How to Clear Head Ties and Get to Leg Attacks

    Head ties are one of the most common and annoying tie ups in wrestling. In this section, you'll learn why you shouldn't go ear-to-ear when in a collar tie unless you're trying to stall or catch your breath. However, as all wrestlers know, being ear-to-ear with your opponent happens all the time and this can be annoying when you're offensive minded and looking to score.

    • You will learn how to get from being jammed up ear-to-ear in a collar tie, to a more offensive position where you are head-to-head and have the space to attack the single leg.
    • If you prefer the high crotch, Perry shows you how to set this up from a collar tie and how to open the "window," allowing you to successfully get to the leg and finish the take down.
    • If attacking from collar ties aren't your thing, Perry also shows you the option of using your hand to push your opponent's face away, to either create separation or transition into another tie up which you find favorable.

    Elbow Control

    Elbow control is a tie up Oklahoma State is known for. Perry begins by expelling the common misconceptions about elbow control and shows you how to hold onto the elbow properly, so you nullify your opponent's inside tie and take away any offensive opportunities.

    You'll learn how elbow control can be used as a control tie to bully your opponent around the mat, and how to recognize the best time to shoot off elbow control. From elbow control, you'll learn how to segue into the main attacks from the position: the inside reach single, the duck-under, and the high crotch.

    Elbow Pass

    If you find yourself stuck ear-to-ear in your opponent's head tie, and can't roll your head underneath theirs to create space or push their head away, Perry shows you how to execute an elbow pass off elbow control. When executing an elbow pass, you can often go to an inside tie and execute your favorite take downs from there. He explains why shooting off an elbow pass is dependent on how your opponent reacts, and shows attacks to the most common reaction of your opponent squaring up. From there, you have the option to go for a:

    • High crotch
    • Double leg
    • Low single leg

    Finishing Leg Attacks

    As important as hand fighting, set-ups and penetration are to wrestling, they are useless without strong finishes on takedowns. Perry breaks down the fundamentals of positioning to finish a single leg and a high crotch. He emphasizes how to keep the hips under a wrestler, and maintain a strong angle to minimize the use of strength and energy to finish the position.

    Wrestling on the feet is a tough skill to learn. Perry does an amazing job showing how these set-ups transition a bad shot into a great attack series.

    54 minutes. 2017.


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    WRD-05245A:

    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Many wrestlers at all levels are successful at getting to the legs, but struggle with finishing, either wasting energy being stalemated, or being scored on with counter offense. Frequently, these wrestlers have a finish or two they feel comfortable with, but don't have a systematic approach to dealing with the variety of defenses that opponents can use against them.

    Two-time National Coach of the Year Steve Constanzo shows a complete system for finishing the single leg attack. Along with his assistant, Division II All-American Jay Hildreth, Costanzo demonstrates the fundamental positioning to finish the single leg and high crotch off your opponent's reaction on your feet and on the mat. They also demonstrate how to finish from various problem positions that wrestlers may encounter from their takedown attempts.

    Single Leg Finishes (Head on the Inside)

  • The single leg is the most common and high-percentage finish at every level of wrestling, from the youth level to the World Championships and Olympics. Many athletes, however, struggle with finishing. Constanzo delves into his complete system of finishing from the feet, on the mat, and splitting the legs.

    Learn the "nuts and bolts" of the single leg by understanding the proper positioning. Costanzo demonstrates four main finishes from your feet:

  • Leg Sweep - A "go to" front side trip to secure a takedown.
  • Knee Smash to Backside Double - A great transition if you are unable to execute a leg sweep.
  • Uppercut to Trip - Great option to finish a takedown against flexible opponents.
  • Barzegar Technique - An explosive way to finish the single quickly, get your opponent off balance, and take them straight to their back.
  • Train your wrestlers to use their defensive position as an advantage to finish their takedown. You'll learn different single leg finishes from the mat. Coach Costanzo breaks down each technique, emphasizing key points so that the techniques are easy to learn.

    • Tug of War Position: Great way to defeat an opponent's whizzer attempt and to finish a takedown.
    • Knee Slide: Beat an opponent with heavy hips by getting underneath them into a better position.

    You'll also learn a variety of ways to look for falls after finishing the takedowns, such as a turk.

    Beating the Key Lock or Shin Whizzer

    One position that frustrates even the most experience athletes is the key lock, shin whizzer or hip lock position, as it isolates the leg and prevents the other wrestler from getting an angle to finish the single leg. Constanzo shows two distinct finishes to finish the single leg on the mat. These techniques are a must for wrestlers who are getting stuck in this position!

    High Crotch Finishes (Head on the Outside)

    Coach Jay Hildreth shows a variety of adjustment to improve your finishing percentage with the two most common high crotch finishes: the switch-off to a double leg and the dump, which is a great way to finish a high crotch if your opponent blocks your elbow to prevent you from switching off to a double leg finish.

    Beating the Crackdown Position

    Once wrestlers have established themselves as a threat in these positions, opponents will look to immediately enter the crackdown against them. From here, Hildreth shows five finishes, depending on the exact position the wrestlers land in, including two that will end in back points.

    • Create Space to a Body Turk: Great way to pick up a fall when wrestlers get stuck between opponent's legs.
    • Create Space to a Backside Double: Another way to score from between the opponent's legs.
    • Circle into Him: Ideal finish for when wrestlers are outside the opponent's legs in a crackdown situation.
    • Swim and Catch His Head: Allows for a transition from a crackdown to a cradle.
    • Elbow Roll: Score big points when the opponent locks around your body by finishing in a Peterson Roll or Turk.

    By learning a complete system of finishing leg attacks, wrestlers will always be in a position to score and control the match. Learn some great moves from Coach Constanzo today!

    68 minutes. 2017.



    WRD-05245B:

    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    featuring Austin Goergen,
    4x All-American at St. Cloud St.;
    named the NCAA Division II's Most Dominant Wrestler for 2017;
    holds the team record for most falls in a career (71) and season (20)

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Steve Costanza, with help from four-time All-American Austin Goergen, shows you how to score from the mat (and the neutral position) using his Leg Turk series. Along with the details of successfully executing the Turks, you'll see the set-ups, common mistakes, and how to score the pin out of these Turks. No secret is spared in covering how to get the Turk and your opponent to their back!

    Bent Leg Turk

    The Bent Leg Turk is a simple, but highly effective version of the Turk which does not involve scissoring your opponent's leg. Coach Goergen demonstrates the Turk from the set-up, through the takedown to the finish, highlighting several key details that make sure it stays functional.

    Costanzo demonstrates how to secure the fall after scoring the maximum allotment of near fall points, followed by the common mistakes made with the technique and how to rectify these mistakes.

    Split Leg Turk

    The Split Leg Turk is the more traditional Turk that includes a scissors of the opponent's "top" leg. It's one of the most effective scoring techniques from the top position that can crush your opponent's spirit due to its scoring power. Costanzo demonstrates how to get into the hold from a variety of positions, and how to finish scoring back points and pins. You'll also see how to set up and hit the Split Leg Turk from leg attacks in single leg, double leg, and high-crotch positions.

    Also demonstrated are the Trapped Leg Turk, which is a variation of the Turk that involves a figure four of your opponents leg, and the High Thigh Turk. You'll learn the main points of each, including how to finish the hold with a fall and how to correct the common mistakes related to each Turk.

    Body Turk

    The crackdown position is difficult for many wrestlers. Assistant Coach Jay Hildreth demonstrates how to use a Body Turk as a counter to opponent defense, primarily the crackdown position. He teaches two ways to secure the Body Turk, and technique to score back points from it.

    Breakdown Drills for the Turk Series

    Coach Costanzo shows three drills that he has his wrestlers do to master the Turk series. The first drill helps wrestlers develop good hip position while using the Turk and works on keeping the opponent on the mat. The last two drills are sparring drills that have the wrestlers go over each Turk series. During the drill sessions, Costanzo talks through the holds and focuses attention on key details as the wrestlers drill on the holds.

    This is a great video for an intermediate or advanced wrestler that wants to become tough on top from a comfortable position of already having a leg in. Not only are you shown how to get the turn in, you are shown how to get to it from the legs and various breakdowns and what to do when your opponent tries to counter the turn. This is a devastating series from the top position and you will benefit greatly from learning the finer points of a Leg Turk!

    43 minutes. 2017.




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    with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Many wrestlers at all levels are successful at getting to the legs, but struggle with finishing, either wasting energy being stalemated, or being scored on with counter offense. Frequently, these wrestlers have a finish or two they feel comfortable with, but don't have a systematic approach to dealing with the variety of defenses that opponents can use against them.

    Two-time National Coach of the Year Steve Constanzo shows a complete system for finishing the single leg attack. Along with his assistant, Division II All-American Jay Hildreth, Costanzo demonstrates the fundamental positioning to finish the single leg and high crotch off your opponent's reaction on your feet and on the mat. They also demonstrate how to finish from various problem positions that wrestlers may encounter from their takedown attempts.

    Single Leg Finishes (Head on the Inside)

  • The single leg is the most common and high-percentage finish at every level of wrestling, from the youth level to the World Championships and Olympics. Many athletes, however, struggle with finishing. Constanzo delves into his complete system of finishing from the feet, on the mat, and splitting the legs.

    Learn the "nuts and bolts" of the single leg by understanding the proper positioning. Costanzo demonstrates four main finishes from your feet:

  • Leg Sweep - A "go to" front side trip to secure a takedown.
  • Knee Smash to Backside Double - A great transition if you are unable to execute a leg sweep.
  • Uppercut to Trip - Great option to finish a takedown against flexible opponents.
  • Barzegar Technique - An explosive way to finish the single quickly, get your opponent off balance, and take them straight to their back.
  • Train your wrestlers to use their defensive position as an advantage to finish their takedown. You'll learn different single leg finishes from the mat. Coach Costanzo breaks down each technique, emphasizing key points so that the techniques are easy to learn.

    • Tug of War Position: Great way to defeat an opponent's whizzer attempt and to finish a takedown.
    • Knee Slide: Beat an opponent with heavy hips by getting underneath them into a better position.

    You'll also learn a variety of ways to look for falls after finishing the takedowns, such as a turk.

    Beating the Key Lock or Shin Whizzer

    One position that frustrates even the most experience athletes is the key lock, shin whizzer or hip lock position, as it isolates the leg and prevents the other wrestler from getting an angle to finish the single leg. Constanzo shows two distinct finishes to finish the single leg on the mat. These techniques are a must for wrestlers who are getting stuck in this position!

    High Crotch Finishes (Head on the Outside)

    Coach Jay Hildreth shows a variety of adjustment to improve your finishing percentage with the two most common high crotch finishes: the switch-off to a double leg and the dump, which is a great way to finish a high crotch if your opponent blocks your elbow to prevent you from switching off to a double leg finish.

    Beating the Crackdown Position

    Once wrestlers have established themselves as a threat in these positions, opponents will look to immediately enter the crackdown against them. From here, Hildreth shows five finishes, depending on the exact position the wrestlers land in, including two that will end in back points.

    • Create Space to a Body Turk: Great way to pick up a fall when wrestlers get stuck between opponent's legs.
    • Create Space to a Backside Double: Another way to score from between the opponent's legs.
    • Circle into Him: Ideal finish for when wrestlers are outside the opponent's legs in a crackdown situation.
    • Swim and Catch His Head: Allows for a transition from a crackdown to a cradle.
    • Elbow Roll: Score big points when the opponent locks around your body by finishing in a Peterson Roll or Turk.

    By learning a complete system of finishing leg attacks, wrestlers will always be in a position to score and control the match. Learn some great moves from Coach Constanzo today!

    68 minutes. 2017.


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  • 09/23/18--22:00: Bent Leg Turk Series
  • with Steve Costanzo,
    St. Cloud State University Head Coach;
    2018 NCAA DII National Champions - third title in four years, including back-to-back National Championships (2016-17);
    2018 NWCA DII National Duals Champions;
    2016 NCAA DII Coach of the Year;
    2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Champions - winners of seven straight conference titles (2012-18) and 11 overall; 5x NSIC Coach of the Year; former Dana College Head Coach - 2016 NAIA National Champions

    featuring Austin Goergen,
    4x All-American at St. Cloud St.;
    named the NCAA Division II's Most Dominant Wrestler for 2017;
    holds the team record for most falls in a career (71) and season (20)

    Steve Costanzo has turned St. Cloud State into a NCAA D-II wrestling powerhouse. Under Coach Costanzo, the Huskies have won back-to-back NCAA Division II titles (2016-17). Through the 2017 season, St. Cloud has won six straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships (and 10 overall under Costanzo) and have not lost a conference dual meet since 2011. Coach Costanzo, two-time National D-II Coach of the Year, has coached seven National Champions and 76 All-Americans. He also served as head coach at Dana College, where he led his squad to the 2006 NAIA National Title and was awarded the NAIA Coach of the Year.

    Steve Costanza, with help from four-time All-American Austin Goergen, shows you how to score from the mat (and the neutral position) using his Leg Turk series. Along with the details of successfully executing the Turks, you'll see the set-ups, common mistakes, and how to score the pin out of these Turks. No secret is spared in covering how to get the Turk and your opponent to their back!

    Bent Leg Turk

    The Bent Leg Turk is a simple, but highly effective version of the Turk which does not involve scissoring your opponent's leg. Coach Goergen demonstrates the Turk from the set-up, through the takedown to the finish, highlighting several key details that make sure it stays functional.

    Costanzo demonstrates how to secure the fall after scoring the maximum allotment of near fall points, followed by the common mistakes made with the technique and how to rectify these mistakes.

    Split Leg Turk

    The Split Leg Turk is the more traditional Turk that includes a scissors of the opponent's "top" leg. It's one of the most effective scoring techniques from the top position that can crush your opponent's spirit due to its scoring power. Costanzo demonstrates how to get into the hold from a variety of positions, and how to finish scoring back points and pins. You'll also see how to set up and hit the Split Leg Turk from leg attacks in single leg, double leg, and high-crotch positions.

    Also demonstrated are the Trapped Leg Turk, which is a variation of the Turk that involves a figure four of your opponents leg, and the High Thigh Turk. You'll learn the main points of each, including how to finish the hold with a fall and how to correct the common mistakes related to each Turk.

    Body Turk

    The crackdown position is difficult for many wrestlers. Assistant Coach Jay Hildreth demonstrates how to use a Body Turk as a counter to opponent defense, primarily the crackdown position. He teaches two ways to secure the Body Turk, and technique to score back points from it.

    Breakdown Drills for the Turk Series

    Coach Costanzo shows three drills that he has his wrestlers do to master the Turk series. The first drill helps wrestlers develop good hip position while using the Turk and works on keeping the opponent on the mat. The last two drills are sparring drills that have the wrestlers go over each Turk series. During the drill sessions, Costanzo talks through the holds and focuses attention on key details as the wrestlers drill on the holds.

    This is a great video for an intermediate or advanced wrestler that wants to become tough on top from a comfortable position of already having a leg in. Not only are you shown how to get the turn in, you are shown how to get to it from the legs and various breakdowns and what to do when your opponent tries to counter the turn. This is a devastating series from the top position and you will benefit greatly from learning the finer points of a Leg Turk!

    43 minutes. 2017.


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