The Wrestling Drill Book
"To reach your greatest potential as a wrestler, you must be willing to work hard in the off-season. The Wrestling Drill Book offers some great training activities to help you do this."
Cael Sanderson, 2004 Olympic Champion
"Accessing the best knowledge in the sport often requires bringing great wrestling clinicians to your doorstep. The Wrestling Drill Book offers a practical and successful approach to accomplishing this goal."
Bruce Baumgartner, two-time Olympic gold medalist
Wrestling, perhaps more than any other sport, is an activity that can only be practiced by closely approximating the conditions of actual matches. The challenge lies in making practices conducive to learning and developing the unique skills and tactical proficiencies for the sport. The Wrestling Drill Book helps coaches and athletes meet this challenge, providing a wealth of practice activates and more than 100 match-tested drills for the most effective practice sessions.
This book features instruction from some of the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the United States. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is a renowned expert. Chapters unfold sequentially, moving from simple to more complex drills, each including setup requirements, descriptions of the action, and key coaching points for maximizing the value of the activity.
Detailed drill descriptions, accompanied by over 360 photographs, provide thorough instruction for proper execution of each move. The Wrestling Drill Book helps readers transfer what is learned on the practice mat to the competitive arena.