Drilling the basics

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 in Practices, Technique

Last night we continued our recent focus on drilling and reviewing moves we learned earlier this season. We began with a review of scoring with and countering a cement job. This is a move we see consistently at youth tournaments and often fall victim to with our heads our down and our elbows are out. The wrestlers worked on clamping their elbows down and scoring with a dump or getting their heads up, hips down and going for a bear hug or leg attack. We finished with an “ear-to-ear” scramble game to build on the drilling.

Then, we moved to a review of wrestling close and gaining control positions in the nuetral position. We drilled penetration steps focusing on shooting through our opponent, double leg takedowns and countering doubles with a sprawl. We followed up the drilling with live takedowns in a game of “King of the Mat.”

Practice finished with a game of Sharks and Minnows.