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Cover: riding and turning: a guide to offensive success
Riding and Turning: A Guide to Offensive Success
with Tim Flynn, Edinboro University Head Coach;
2014 NWCA Coach of the Year, most wins in Edinboro history;

and Cliff Moore, Edinboro University Assistant Coach;
2004 NCAA Champion; 3x All-American at Iowa; Back-to-Back Big Ten Champion

The top position is one of the most difficult in wrestling because it requires wrestlers to maintain control and turn their opponents, which is a challenge for inexperienced athletes. The 2014 NWCA Coach of the Year Tim Flynn and Assistant Coach Cliff Moore have been successful at implementing riding and turning techniques at Edinboro University. In this dynamic presentation, they share their secrets on how to control and turn opponents using effective, practical techniques from the top position.

The first step in becoming effective from the top position is the ability to break your opponent down off the whistle. Coaches Flynn and Moore share five effective breakdowns plus several variations on each. Breakdowns include:

  • Tight-Waist Chop
  • Thigh Pry Chop
  • Tight-Waist Ankle
  • Spiral Ride
  • Far Knee to a tight waist

Using these breakdowns, wrestlers will be able to position themselves properly to optimize control, create pinning combinations and turn their opponents for both back points and pins. Pinning combinations include tilts such as:

  • Cross-Wrist Tilt (from the mat and from the rear standing position)
  • Reverse Side Tilt
  • Roll Through Tilt
  • Backhook
  • Bar-Arm Tilt
  • Leg Turks
  • Near Leg Cradles
  • Bars

The intermediate step between breaking an opponent down and turning them is control. Both coaches demonstrate techniques with solid tips to leverage and control opponents. You'll also learn what to do in various positions such as the tripod and standing position.

The top position is considered the offensive position yet many wrestlers struggle to score from it. If you are a coach or a wrestler, you'll benefit from the tips and techniques in this presentation. Become a more proficient rider, turner and pinner.

123 minutes. 2014.

DVD
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Cover: inside trip - grapple at the garden
Inside Trip - Grapple at the Garden
INSIDE TRIP: Grapple at the Garden documents the premiere of college wrestling inside The World's Most Famous Arena: Madison Square Garden. Witness the build-up to the event, hear from the legends and athletes in attendance, and experience all the action! Check out all of the behind-the-scenes footage, and watch as Cornell and Oklahoma State battle it out in the day's main event!

28 minutes. 2013.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: all access wrestling practice with doug schwab
All Access Wrestling Practice with Doug Schwab
with Doug Schwab, University of Northern Iowa Head Coach;
2008 Olympian, 1999 NCAA Champion and 3x NCAA All-American at the University of Iowa;Finished his career at Iowa with 130 wins, 10th best in school history; Former Assistant Coach at the University of Iowa

Join Doug Schwab as he takes you through three live practices and two individual workout sessions at the University of Northern Iowa. Coach Schwab delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the revitalization of the UNI program into an up-and-coming national power.

Coach Schwab and his staff cover all aspects of creating a championship program from the wrestling room to morning work to the weight room. See how Coach Schwab conducts practices during the early season (he begins with warm-ups and stretching) and how he adjusts his practice schedule and plan to fit each athlete's specific needs as the season progresses.

The features of this set include:

  • Hard Drilling - Coach Schwab covers several individual and team drills focused on team trends. This segment of the video shows how to properly drill to get the most out of the technique for each wrestler.
  • Stance and Motion Drills - Coach Schwab emphasizes staying in a good stance as well as down-blocking, sprawling and using these defenses to create scoring opportunities.
  • Live Wrestling and Conditioning - Learn how to use different scenarios and conditioning exercises to maximize your athletes' toughness and stamina. Coach Schwab places his wrestlers in high activity conditioning drill stations or on the mat in live situations. This enables him to focus on the wrestlers on the mat and correct some of their mistakes without idling the rest of the squad.
  • Individual Workouts - Coach Schwab devotes several early morning sessions to working with individual wrestlers to hone their skills and create a specific plan for their body type and ability. These individual workouts are designed to maximize each wrestler's potential. Coach Schwab explains how individual training not only helps the wrestler's skill development but also creates buy-in so that each wrestler knows that you want what is best for them.
  • Weight Room - See a weight-lifting workout routine that is wrestling-specific and will help your athletes get stronger and more conditioned as the season moves forward. This routine builds explosiveness, upper body strength and lower body power that helps with injury prevention.

The practices shared in this video are high intensity with little down time. Coach Schwab and his staff place a major emphasis on drilling the basics. They constantly move from leg attacks to defense to front headlocks to defending them to bottom work and mat returns. Practice normally finishes with matches or multiple situations. While wrestlers are training and drilling, the coaches move around the practice area correcting whatever needs to be fixed. This prevents the formation of bad habits and keeps athletes fresh.

Hard work, physical and mental toughness and individual attention by the UNI coaching staff are trademarks of the UNI program. Whether it's in the weight room or in the wrestling room, you'll see how Coach Schwab is building a powerful national contender. After watching this series, you'll see why so many young men are enjoying great success at UNI and why they love wrestling for Coach Schwab.

"(Coach Schwab) is great one-on-one with his athletes. Doug's knowledge of the sport is so vast that he can give his wrestlers several options for all of the positions they cover."

385 minutes (5 DVDs). 2014.

DVD
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Cover: the art of hand fighting
The Art of Hand Fighting
with Mark Ironside,
2x NCAA Champ and 4x All-American at the University of Iowa;1998 Dan Hodge Trophy winner

Hand fighting is an essential skill that all wrestlers need to know. Two-time National Champion Mark Ironside teaches you skills and drills to become an effective hand fighter that will make you a more dangerous wrestler on your feet.

Hand fighting is a mentality and that it is about moving your opponent so that you can set up your attacks. Coach Ironside teaches hand fighting in a far different way than most. His philosophy is that a high intensity must be maintained throughout the match and that it is a mentality to dominate at all times. He stresses that your wrestlers should set a fast pace and that they should maintain that pace throughout the match.

Coach Ironside covers the basic strategy of hand fighting in the neutral position, such as not reaching, keeping elbows close, using heavy hands, applying constant pressure, and re-attacking immediately. He demonstrates how to correctly close the gap when hand fighting, which allows you to stay in a good position and allows you to move your opponent easier.

He gives several drills that you can put your kids through that will improve their positioning for the entire match in a very short time, including a push-pull drill that teachers your wrestlers to move their hands and feet together. From these hand fighting techniques Coach Ironside teaches how to get and use four control ties, such as the 2-1, double inside tie and inside tie/wrist combination. He shows how to control and clear these ties that will move your opponent, especially when most people like to get ear to ear. Each of these ties work together to create a potent offense that will wear your opponent out. While demonstrating these ties he also shows several takedowns.

Finally, Coach Ironside shows how to drill hand fighting with a partner and how to clear a front head lock.

Don't just hand fight, use it to create an offense that cannot be beat! Let Mark Ironside show you how to enhance your hand fighting skills to score from the neutral position.

2014.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: the art of breakdowns: creating constant grinding pressure
The Art of Breakdowns: Creating Constant Grinding Pressure
with Mark Ironside,
2x NCAA Champ and 4x All-American at the University of Iowa;1998 Dan Hodge Trophy winner

The difference between a good wrestler and a great wrestler is knowing how to break and keep your opponent down. Dan Hodge Trophy winner Mark Ironside teaches you the skills necessary to dominate your opponents from the top position. His techniques center on a constant, grinding, pressure and the importance of always having forward pressure from the top position.

Coach Ironside demonstrates four breakdowns that span all the various levels of wrestling, and explains the finer points of each. He shows the Chop & Drive, Deep Waist Far Ankle, Spiral Ride, and Hook Ankle. Ironside teaches six effective turns from these breakdowns, showing you the best option to use depending on how the bottom man reacts. He demonstrates a base drill that will make your wrestlers work both sides of their opponent, training them to flow from one breakdown to another and completely wear out an opponent. It also serves as a great conditioning drill.

He concludes the video by demonstrating how to return your opponent to the mat once they reach their feet. You'll see two versions - how to bring him to the mat by elevating him and another by rotating him down from his hips.

Go from good to great with these top breakdowns and skills.

2014.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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