Skill Development Drills
5 Points Top Drill – Use this drill to develop a killer instinct on top. Smothering the bottom wrestler by getting pinning combinations and flowing from one to the next will result in getting more pins and winning more close matches.
Angle & Down Blocking Drill – Develop the instincts and skills needed to find angles offensively and defensively. This drill series will develop the positioning and motion needed to score points and defend against the best wrestlers.
Bottom Base Drills – This should be a daily drill. Understanding what is important to maintaining a solid base and building a base is something that should be automatic. Use this drill regularly and find your wrestlers not getting turned as much and getting out from the bottom much more effectively.
Bottom Chain Wrestling Drills – This is a great drill to use for conditioning as well as a feel for constant motion on the bottom. It is common knowledge that when you stop moving on the bottom you are going to get in trouble. Use this drill to teach wrestlers how to string multiple moves together until they get out.
Bottom Master Skill Set – Trying to master a million moves never works out. Use this coaching method to make sure your team or wrestlers master what wins the big matches. You can also use this tactic to prepare for a specific team or opponent.
Bull Dog Drill – Maybe the most important neutral drill we use. Your wrestlers will know how to score and keep themselves out of trouble if they don’t finish their Single Legs right away. They will finish more shots and take more shots because they will be confident in their ability to score when they get in on the leg.
Hand Fighting Drill – This drill is designed to develop the mentality that your wrestlers want to control the ties all the time, but if they don’t they will know how to clear their opponents tie and flow directly into their own offense.
Mid-Level Hi-C & Double Finishing Drill – Hips in and head up will become natural after executing this drill routinely. If you are sick of watching your wrestlers get the corner cut on them or squashed every time they take a head to the outside shot then you need this drill.
Hi-Level Hi-C & Single Finishing Drill – Don’t get caught standing around when in on a good shot. Use this drill to get your wrestlers moving their opponents and finishing their shots when they get to their feet. Nothing is more frustrating than watching your wrestler get to the leg, they are on their feet but still don’t finish. Nail this drill and that won’t happen any more.
Programming & Chain Wrestling Drills – A good wrestler is tricky on their feet. When they start stringing techniques together and setting up their shots, then they will get the takedowns in the big matches. This is a great drill to develop these skills.
Push – Hang – Circle – Pass Drill – Use this drill to teach your wrestlers to get physical and take their opponent out of position. They will learn to use their feet and hands as well as how to effectively work the head with this drill.
Shot Defense Drill – This is one of the prettiest drills out there when done correctly, to me at least. If you understand that solid shot defense is crucial to winning the big matches then you will love this drill. This drill will give your wrestlers the proper instincts if an opponent does get past their head and hands and gets to their legs.
Stalking Drill – Learn to put the pressure on your opponent and work your scoring holds. If they beat you to the punch and try to score first, you will have the natural reactions to beat them and score off their shot attempts at ease. Get this drill down if you want to learn to break opponents.
Tie-up/Set-up Drill – Develop multiple ways to get to your favorite shots using this drill. Put together skills sets that work for your team or wrestler and run them through this high paced drill. You will see even your most one dimensional wrestlers start to open up more opponents.