Wrestling Coaching 401 - EDEX 279

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Wrestling Coaching 401 - EDEX 279

This course will not be offered after the Summer 2014 term.  Click here for details.

Course Overview

3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit

In Wrestling Coaching 401, students will acquire the knowledge necessary to become a progressive and successful coach. This course will explore the fundamental principles of wrestling as well as areas including Set-ups, Counter Offense, Pinning, and Mental Preparation in order to help the student examine a comprehensive philosophy on championship wrestling. The final project is to create a Wrestling Coach’s Handbook that will serve as your own reference, providing a window into your program.

This course will be broken down into several components of study/analysis:

1. Text readings from Coaching Wrestling Successfully by Dan Gable
2. Various video supplements
3. Personal reflection on your own coaching philosophy and style

Textbook:
Gable, Dan. Coaching Wrestling Successfully. Human Kinetics, 1999.

DVD Videos:
Scot Davis - Program Intangibles
Nick Mitchell - Start to Finish: Building a Championship Program
Terry Brands - Learning the Fundamentals: Basic Skills & Drills
Eric Guerrero - Fundamental Motor Skills for Wrestling
Tom Brands - Dominant Hand Fighting Skills
John Smith - Set-Ups & Tie-Ups: Being Effective from Your Feet
Jeff Swenson - 20 Set-ups for Single Leg Attacks
Terry Brands - Penetration and Finishes
John Smith - Scrambling: Scoring from a Bad Position
Nick Mitchell - Short Offense: Scoring from the Headlock Position
Rob Hermann - High Percentage Upper Body Techniques
John Smith - Defense from the Feet
Greg Strobel - High Percentage Counter Offense
Tom Ryan - Position Drills for Takedowns
J Robinson - The Philosophy of Riding
Mark Manning - Top Position: Skills to Dominate
John Smith - Breakdowns: Stopping the First Move
Ian Assael - Stand ups, Knee Slides & Critical Bottom Skills and Techniques
Mark Branch - No Fear: Attacking from the Bottom Position
J Robinson - The Philosophy of Pinning
Dan Gable - Pinning from the Top Position
Bruce Baumgartner - Blueprint for Heavyweight Techniques
Greg Strobel Proper - Weight Management
Scot Davis - Strength and Conditioning for Champions
Chris Stankovich - Wrestling Your Best
Dan Gable - Coaching Mental Toughness on the Mat
Greg Strobel - Practice to Peak

Course Objectives:
• Identify basic skills needed to build a foundation of championship wrestling
• Recognize benefits of various techniques to situational wrestling
• Apply drills and techniques in all positions effectively
• Recognize need for sound weight management and nutritional program
• Develop and defend a coaching philosophy
• Design a program for training and competition

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