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2-on-1 Control Series: Russian Ties & Baseball Grip

with Lennie Zalesky,
Cal Baptist University Head Coach;
has coached wrestlers to 30 All-American awards and seven individual national championships;
2013 NCWA National Champions;
former UC Davis Head Coach;
2007 Pac-10 Coach of the Year;
2018 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
2018 California Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
2010 Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
as an athlete, was a 3x All-American at the University of Iowa

The 2-on-1 is a tie that came onto the scene back when wrestlers from the Soviet Union used it to dominate their opponents in the international wrestling scene. It is also commonly known as a "Russian Tie." Since then, the tie-up has gone on to become synonymous as an offensive tie-up in the same league as an under-hook or an inside tie.

In this video, Lennie Zalesky shows you how to use the 2-on-1 and the baseball grip as controlling ties to create multiple leg attack and throwing opportunities.

The 2-on-1

There are two ways to hold a 2-on-1. The first and most common is when you have one hand on the wrist and the other under the armpit. The second is where you grab your own wrist and have a hold, which is best described as a reverse figure four. Coach Zalesky shows you how to attack utilizing the reverse figure four 2-on-1 to control your opponent's movement and put yourself in position to score a takedown.

Zalesky shows how to use the 2-on-1 to drag your opponent to the floor and get the takedown, use it as a lock/hold to stand your opponent up and get hip-to-hip to attack with a snatch single, as well as multiple attack options contingent on how your opponent reacts, including:

  • High crotch
  • Double leg
  • Over-the-head throw
  • Head and arm throw
  • Polish throw

You will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the reverse figure-four 2-on-1 and how dominant it can be.

The Baseball Grip

The baseball grip is a tie-up that is not well known, and a tie-up Coach Zalesky himself admits not many coaches teach their athletes to defend. You can use the baseball grip to get one up on your competition and to confuse and control them to create numerous attacking opportunities.

Coach Zalesky begins by showing a couple ways to get into the position, and explains why it is a hard position for your opponent to get out of once you have it. From the baseball grip, you'll see Zalesky present numerous attacking opportunities, showing you how to get to a high crotch, single leg, front headlock, and polish throw. All these attacking options depend on how your opponent reacts and which ones you favor.

Coach Zalesky ends by quickly recapping all the attacks he has shown on the video as a reminder of the myriad of options available. This is an excellent instructional video dealing with the reverse figure four version of the 2-on-1 and the baseball grip; two tie-ups that are not understood well by many coaches and wrestlers, but are highly effective in creating offensive leg attacks and throwing opportunities.

50 minutes. 2020.

DVD
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Brian Antonelli's Blair Academy Wrestling Series: Counter Offense

with Brian Antonelli,
Blair Academy Head Wrestling Coach;
2019 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year;
since taking over as head coach in 2014, has led Blair Academy to National Prep��Team Titles from 2015 through 2019;
#1 ranking in the USA for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Blair Academy head coach Brian Antonelli goes in-depth on the counter offense methods he teaches his wrestlers in this informative instructional video. You'll learn the basics of solid positioning skills from the feet, how to drill correct defensive reactions to a number of takedown attempts, and how to score off of your opponent's attempts to score.

Positioning and Defense from the Feet

Coach Antonelli begins this on the mat presentation by demonstrating how he teaches positioning skills such as stance, motion, and hand fighting to his wrestlers. Several drills are demonstrated that teach and reinforce these skills. Antonelli also details how a drill session for a wrestling team should look, from both an organizational standpoint and a pace and intensity perspective. You'll come away knowing how to defend several takedowns, including a hi-c, single leg and low single.

Score on Your Opponent's Shots

Next, Antonelli covers drills that teach how to counter and score when your opponent beats your defense initially with a takedown attempt. Some of the techniques covered include:

  • The low lift position from a high single leg
  • The low lift position from a low single leg
  • The hi-c crackdown position
  • Head inside/outside sprawl positions

Antonelli also demonstrates exercises that will teach your athletes how to wrestle from several common scrambles, without getting them injured.

Overall, this video is perfect for any wrestling coach who wants a "back to basics" approach to drilling and teaching sound, fundamental wrestling. With the help of Coach Antonelli, your wrestlers can make drastic improvements in their counter offense this season!

29 minutes. 2020.

DVD
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Mark Manning Wrestling Clinic 3-Pack
WRD-05660A:

with Mark Manning,
University of Nebraska Head Coach;
2x USA Wrestling Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year (2015, 2017);
2009 U.S. Freestyle World Team Coach; 2011 FILA Freestyle Coach of the Year;
2012 U.S. Freestyle Olympic Volunteer Coach;
2009 Big 12 Conference Champions; 2x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2009 Dan Gable Coach of the Year;
Coach of Jordan Burroughs (Olympic Champion, 3x World Champion and 2x NCAA Division I National Champion); and James Green (2015 World Bronze Medalist and 4x All American)

University of Nebraska's Mark Manning has twice been named the USA Wrestling Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year. In this video, Manning details some of his preferred tactics for controlling tie-ups, attacking the legs, and finishing wrestlers to score big points.

How to Control Tie-Ups

Coach Manning begins this on-the-mat clinic by demonstrating several tips for controlling tie-ups from the feet. He demonstrates how he teaches stance and motion with his wrestlers and the importance of mastering basic fundamentals with attention to the details that will make the difference during matches. You'll learn how to change levels efficiently, as well as proper head position and hand fighting skills. Additionally, Manning shows how to wrestle from an underhook, overhook, and how to counter opponents that like to use the collar tie.

Tips for Riding, Controlling the Crackdown Position, and More

The presentation continues with Coach Manning offering up several tips from a wide variety of positions. You'll learn how to finish takedowns such as the hi-c and single leg from both on the feet and down on the mat in a bad position. Additionally, Manning shows how he teaches wrestlers to control the crackdown position that commonly occurs from a hi-c. You will get techniques for both offensive and defensive wrestlers that will give your athletes the advantage in this very important position.

This video from Coach Manning goes into detail on a number of topics that will give your athletes the edge they will need to beat the best. If you need help teaching tie-ups, leg attacks or the crackdown position, look no further.

76 minutes. 2020.



WRD-05660B:

with Mark Manning,
University of Nebraska Head Coach;
2x USA Wrestling Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year (2015, 2017);
2009 U.S. Freestyle World Team Coach; 2011 FILA Freestyle Coach of the Year;
2012 U.S. Freestyle Olympic Volunteer Coach;
2009 Big 12 Conference Champions; 2x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2009 Dan Gable Coach of the Year;
Coach of Jordan Burroughs (Olympic Champion, 3x World Champion and 2x NCAA Division I National Champion); and James Green (2015 World Bronze Medalist and 4x All American)

Wrestlers of all levels struggle from one important position in the sport: the bottom. Coach Mark Manning goes over three main principles every wrestler should master to be able to score from the bottom position in this informative video.

Focusing on the bottom wrestler and what constitutes good position are key to scoring points from the bottom. The three key principles to focus on are motion, distance and hand control. Once these three principles are mastered, your wrestles will be able to score on all opponents from the bottom position.

Key Principles

  • Manning touches on the following essentials of wrestling from the bottom:
  • Off the whistle, constant motion will allow your wrestlers to get weight off their hands and get pressure back into their opponents.
  • Once weight is off their hands, wrestlers then focus on ways to create distance between their opponent's hip and their own.
  • Finally, hand control will be established before attempting to escape or reverse their opponent.

Additional Nuggets

Coach Manning adds additional insights into his coaching philosophy, going in-depth into what makes his Nebraska wrestlin

DVD
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Brian Antonelli's Blair Academy Wrestling Series
WRD-05662A:

with Brian Antonelli,
Blair Academy Head Wrestling Coach;
2019 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year;
since taking over as head coach in 2014, has led Blair Academy to National Prep��Team Titles from 2015 through 2019;
#1 ranking in the USA for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Blair Academy head coach Brian Antonelli goes in-depth on the counter offense methods he teaches his wrestlers in this informative instructional video. You'll learn the basics of solid positioning skills from the feet, how to drill correct defensive reactions to a number of takedown attempts, and how to score off of your opponent's attempts to score.

Positioning and Defense from the Feet

Coach Antonelli begins this on the mat presentation by demonstrating how he teaches positioning skills such as stance, motion, and hand fighting to his wrestlers. Several drills are demonstrated that teach and reinforce these skills. Antonelli also details how a drill session for a wrestling team should look, from both an organizational standpoint and a pace and intensity perspective. You'll come away knowing how to defend several takedowns, including a hi-c, single leg and low single.

Score on Your Opponent's Shots

Next, Antonelli covers drills that teach how to counter and score when your opponent beats your defense initially with a takedown attempt. Some of the techniques covered include:

  • The low lift position from a high single leg
  • The low lift position from a low single leg
  • The hi-c crackdown position
  • Head inside/outside sprawl positions

Antonelli also demonstrates exercises that will teach your athletes how to wrestle from several common scrambles, without getting them injured.

Overall, this video is perfect for any wrestling coach who wants a "back to basics" approach to drilling and teaching sound, fundamental wrestling. With the help of Coach Antonelli, your wrestlers can make drastic improvements in their counter offense this season!

29 minutes. 2020.



WRD-05662B:

with Brian Antonelli,
Blair Academy Head Wrestling Coach;
2019 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year;
since taking over as head coach in 2014, has led Blair Academy to National Prep��Team Titles from 2015 through 2019;
#1 ranking in the USA for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Brian Antonelli has helped continue the rich tradition of the wrestling program at Blair Academy and was recognized for his efforts by being named the 2019 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year. In this video, he breaks down many of the coaching choices that have allowed his team to excel on the mat so that you can learn and apply them to your own wrestling program.

Match Strategy

The first third of this video is dedicated to explaining Coach Antonelli's thoughts on important pieces of match strategy, including:

  • Understanding the Wrestling Area
  • Choice in the 2nd Period
  • Control
  • Staying Humble

He places an emphasis on being prepared as possible ahead of every match, and recognizing what you can and can't control through the course of a match. An overarching thought Antonelli reminds his team - throughout the season is - 'there aren't any excuses - do everything you can to put yourself in position to win and don't sweat the rest!'

Common Questions

Coaching at one of the best wrestling schools in the country has led to many questions that Coach Antonelli gets asked on a regular basis from people who want to find similar success. He addresses these questions in succession, providing answers related to his team, how they train, what their goals and philosophies are, their in-match strategy, and more. You'll walk away with Antonelli's methods for evaluating his team, his ideal practice length, goals related to conditioning/fitness and how to peak at the right time dur

DVD
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Short Offense: Techniques to Score!

with Lennie Zalesky,
Cal Baptist University Head Coach;
has coached wrestlers to 30 All-American awards and seven individual national championships;
2013 NCWA National Champions;
former UC Davis Head Coach;
2007 Pac-10 Coach of the Year;
2018 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
2018 California Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
2010 Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee;
as an athlete, was a 3x All-American at the University of Iowa

Short offense is a position that isn't often taken advantage of by wrestlers, because most coaches don't focus on it nearly as much as they do on leg attacks, hand fighting and mat work. This is a shame because being good in the short offense position is an opportunity to score easy points off your opponent's shots, whilst expending minimal energy.

The short offense position commonly occurs after you have nullified your opponent's leg attacks and they are down on their knees. Most of the offensive techniques on this instructional video from Lennie Zalesky are shown from this scenario, but you will also learn a couple of ways to get to the short offense position from your feet.

Coach Zalesky begins by showing a few situations that commonly lead to the short offense position, and how to recognize it is an opportune time to score easy points for a take down, or a potential pin.

After an Opponent's Shot

The first offensive move Zalesky shows is how to block your opponent's shot with your hands, snap them down and get your takedown points with a go-behind. During this section, he explains the intricacies of how to place all your weight onto your opponent, making them feel uncomfortable and hindering them from being able to amount any sort of counterattack. It's an easy move to learn that is helpful for the beginner or advanced wrestler, and to reinforce it, Zalesky shows a couple of ways to drill and practice it so your technique becomes perfect.

After your opponent has shot in on you and they're on their knees, the most common thing they will do is grab one of your elbows and hope for a stalemate. Coach Zalesky shows several ways to score when your opponent has grabbed your elbow. You will learn how to:

  • Pull your elbow out and snap them back down and get your go-behind points
  • Turn the elbow hold into a pin with two different techniques called the "pancake" and the "drop, slide and catch"
  • Get to an ankle pick when they try to stand up

On The Elbows

If your opponent doesn't grab one of your elbows, Coach Zalesky shows how to properly cup your opponent's chin and drag them down so both their elbows are on the mat. Once your opponent is on their elbows, Zalesky shows a series of techniques:

  • How to execute a conventional go-behind, emphasizing the importance of putting all your weight on the opponent with your hips and legs
  • Use a shoulder-to-shoulder pull to get a go-behind
  • Pin your opponent with a chest throw from the double over position

If your opponent happens to get to one of your legs, Zalesky also shows how to get a pin with a front quarter nelson.

From the Feet

Getting to the short offense position after your opponent has shot on you is by far the most common way to get there. However, for the more aggressive wrestler who wants to be the one to initiate the move, Coach Zalesky shows how to bring your opponent down to the mat from the standing position. Whilst on your feet, you can drag your opponent down to the mat either by faking an ankle pick to a front headlock, or using an underhook to circle your opponent into the front headlock position.

Overall, this is an excellent video that shows coaches and wrestlers multiple scoring opportunities from the short offense position. Short offense gives wrestlers an easy way to score points off of opponents' failed leg attacks, whilst expending minimal energy. If the short offense position gives you problems, or you want to become more off

DVD
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