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Cover: brent metcalf - escapes, hand fighting & strength
Brent Metcalf - Escapes, Hand Fighting & Strength
featuring Brent Metcalf, 2x NCAA Champion for the University of Iowa, 3x World Team Member, Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, 2008 NCAA Tournament Outstanding Wrestler, 2008 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

Brent Metcalf will show you techniques that he uses to escape & reverse his opponent, and helped make him one of the most dominant wrestlers in the country over the past decade. As a bonus on this DVD, Brent takes you in the Iowa weight room, and shows you multiple lifts he uses to over power his opponents. Advice to parents and getting ready for the season is also covered. A must for every wrestler, parent, and coach.

The video features:

  • Bottom Position Attitude
  • How to Recover When Taken Down
  • Short Sit, Hip Heist
  • Claw Ride Prevention
  • Hand Fighting
  • Under-Hooks
  • 2-on-1
  • Clearing Under-Hooks
  • Clearing 2-on-1
  • Pressuring Opponent
  • Strength Training

46 minutes (plus bonus features). 2015.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: aau coaching wrestling series: strength training for developing wrestlers
AAU Coaching Wrestling Series: Strength Training for Developing Wrestlers
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.

DVD
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Cover: 50 upper body drills for getting better, faster in wrestling
50 Upper Body Drills for Getting Better, Faster in Wrestling
with Dave Mills, Grand Valley State University Coach, 5x NCWA Team Champions; 2x National Coach of the Year;
and Steve Fraser, Olympic Gold Medalist & USA National Coach

A champion wrestler must be able to feel comfortable in Upper Body positions. Coaches Fraser and Mills show 50 drills that are used at the Olympic and National Levels to give wrestlers an advantage in the upper body positions. See underhooks, double-underhooks, 2-on-1, Arm drags, Bear-hugs and more. Now you can have this advantage!

42 minutes. 2004.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: strength training for young wrestlers
Strength Training for Young Wrestlers
with Scot Davis,
Owatonna (MN) Head Coach; 2009 Dream Team Classic Head Coach;
2x National High School Coach of the Year ('07 and '98);
Over 900 dual meet victories - the most all time by any wrestling coach; Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame;
2x Minnesota High School Coach of the Year;
2x State champions

and Ric Steele,
Owatonna (MN) JHS Assistant Coach/Weight Training, certified personal trainer,
former Arizona St. University wrestler, 3x Missouri High School State Wrestling Champion

Parents and coaches are always concerned about what age their child or athlete can safely begin a weight training program. Scot Davis, the all-time winningest coach in amateur wrestling history, takes on the myths and rumors of lifting weights at the youth level and demonstrates safe lifting techniques and circuits for young wrestlers.

Coach Davis, with the help of certified fitness trainer Ric Steele, a two-time Missouri state wrestling champion and former Arizona State University wrestler, demonstrates an eight-step circuit training program to build strength in your young wrestlers. This program addresses the strength training needs of wrestlers starting at age 12.

Davis and Steele guide you through warm-up exercises and eight multi-joint exercises. Multi-joint exercises safely work several muscle groups simultaneously to create total body strength.

Junior high wrestlers perform each exercise with Steele describing the proper technique of each, as well as the benefit of each exercise and simple equipment and technique variations to meet your needs. These exercises can be done anywhere and with items found around the house.

These exercises, when performed properly, will enhance your athlete's development and lay a solid foundation for building a strong and athletic physique. This program will increase strength, muscular endurance and conditioning.

This DVD is designed for wrestlers, but can be used as a guideline for any young athlete wanting to begin a weight training program.

Help your athletes build a better base for future strength gains and develop an understanding of muscle groups they must train to become stronger, better athletes. This DVD is a great place to start any weight training program!

42 minutes. 2009.

DVD
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Cover: the explosive wrestler! 30 strength training exercises
The Explosive Wrestler! 30 Strength Training Exercises
with Tim McClellan, M.S., C.S.C.S.;
and Mike VanArsdale, NCAA Champ and 3X All-American at Iowa State University

All things being equal, the more explosive wrestler always wins! In this video, Tim McClellan calls on his experience training champion wrestlers at all levels, including the Olympics, to provide more than 30 exercises to build your wrestling speed and strength. McClellan begins with a brief shoulder warm-up routine and then presents injury prevention exercises for the neck and shoulder. McClellan then teaches strength and speed building in three areas: Lower body power exercises, lower body strength exercises and upper body strength. Each section contains at least 10 different exercises, with McClellan detailing the proper mechanics for each exercise step-by-step. These exercises are movement specific, meaning they emulate actions the wrestler will do on the mat . not only are you training muscles, but movements as well. McClellan also includes a valuable 7-step Guide on How to Construct a Training Program.

65 minutes. 2003.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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