with Terry Brands, University of Iowa Assistant Coach; 3x NCAA Champions (2008-10); former USA National Freestyle Resident Coach, Bronze Medalist 2000 Olympic Games 2X World Champion 2X NCAA Champion at University of Iowa
As an NCAA championship wrestler, and now as a coach, Terry Brands "practices and preaches" aggressiveness. Being aggressive keeps your wrestlers on the offensive, keeping the opponent off balance, forcing mistakes, and creating openings for your wrestlers to score. In order to take advantage of those openings, your wrestlers need good penetration skills. In this presentation (from the "On the Mat" demonstration coaches clinic - in conjunction with the International Wrestling Institute's Hall of Fame inductions), Brands demonstrates how to get deep penetration for a number of different moves from any position on the mat. He describes the key principles of penetration (shoulder/knee alignment and position) in each situation. Brands also touches on a number of different finishes that can be used to score takedowns. Strong penetration skills will make finishing moves much easier!
45 minutes. 2004.
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