Discover a new practice design that divides wrestlers into different groups to give them more one-on-one instruction
- Learn how to attack with ankle picks from three different tie-ups
- Train wrestlers to hit a shot from a tie without dropping to a knee - essential for heavyweights and lighter athletes
- Learn a claw series for setting up countless turns from the top
with Scot Davis,
Sugar-Salem High School (ID) Head Coach;
former Eden Prairie (MN) Head Coach; Back-to-Back-to-Back Lakes Conference Champions (2014-16);
2x National High School Coach of the Year ('07 and '98),
Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame;
holds the national record for dual meet wins with over 1,000 victories;
former Owatonna (MN) Head Coach; 2x Minnesota High School Coach of the Year; 2x Minnesota AAA State champions, 2009 Dream Team Classic Head Coach
This video is designed to give coaches an inside look at how a legendary high school program runs their practices early in the season. During the course of three live practices, two-time National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year, Scot Davis, shares a break down of his uniquely designed, early season practices.
Each practice begins with a proper warm-up including light jogging, gymnastics, partner drills and wrestling-specific drills for developing strength and wrestling motor skills.
Coach Davis divides the wrestling room into multiple groups and has several coaches teaching technique at the same time. During the following day's practice, the groups rotate. Coaches in each group work on techniques that chain together starting on the feet and working to the mat showing wrestlers how the techniques logically fit together. This is a great way to get a lot of technique in with a number of athletes, while at the same time, giving them the one-on-one technical coaching they need.
In this presentation, you'll see Davis' staff implementing this practice strategy. The staff includes former Apple Valley (MN) Head Coach Jim Jackson, who won 14 state titles while at Apple Valley. He was named National Coach of the Year three times while consistently producing one of the nation's top high school programs.
In addition, the staff features Jeff Becker (undefeated Minnesota State Champion with 20 years high school coaching experience); Derek Skala (2012 NCAA D-II National Champion and 2x All American); Jafari Vanier (3-time NCAA D-III National Runner-Up and All American); and Jeff Hohertz (two-time NCAA D-II National Champion and three-time All American).
Each coach has their own unique coaching style and way of dealing with a range of abilities from beginners to national caliber wrestlers. These coaches cover a number of techniques in this three-disc set, including how to:
- execute several variations of an ankle pick and the subtle nuances of each
- use a front headlock series and several finishes
- finish a single leg numerous ways while using a 2-on-1 setup
- apply pressure and control using the claw ride in neutral positions and to get cheap tilts from the top position
- set-up and shoot a Hi-C
- set-up and use the Augsburg cradle
- use a snap-down technique to set-up other takedowns or cradles
- score with a boot scoot series from an outside tie
Each practice concludes with live wrestling or situational drills. You'll also see how to use a partner-based conditioning circuit to get wrestlers in shape without the need for a special strength session.
Take an inside look at the practice structure and team discipline that Coach Davis has employed to build a legendary high school program. Gain a unique insight on how to differentiate practices to ensure you provide the best possible opportunity for your wrestlers to achieve their potential.
412 minutes (4 DVDs). 2015.
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