Free High Level Wrestling, Teaching, and S&C Resources

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  1. jack36767

    jack36767 Brown Belt

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    I've discovered, well honestly rediscovered, a couple awesome resources that I've been re-diving back into as a coach that don't just cover wrestling technique. A LOT of it can be directly applied to bjj

    The first is the USA Wrestling Coaches Curriculum which is available for FREE and has 3 levels of basic to advanced instruction, Freestyle/Greco, drills and games, PDF downloads of the levels and practice plans. They have accompanying demonstration/instructional videos that include our own @Dirty Holt who I found out about this from
    https://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/coaches/core-curriculum
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Core-Curriculum/Folkstyle-Level-1
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Core-Curriculum/Folkstyle-Level-1
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Core-Curriculum/Folkstyle-Level-3
    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Core-Curriculum/Wrestling-Drills-and-Games

    The other is a Youtube channel from the US national teams that posts up some of the Bronze, Silver, and Copper USA Coaching Certification videos for free, as well as seminars on strength and conditioning, periodization, technique, risk management and safety, sports psychology, nutrition and much much more. (caveat, these do not count for certification unless you go to USA wrestling and pay for the courses and classes)
    Sports Psychology




    Match Preparation


    Copper Certification series that covers how to approach and coach Youth, and goes into the studies showing how early overspecialization, over competition and not accounting for the way a child's brain processes information.. I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone who coaches youth.. goes into nutrition, communication, etc


    Skill and Agility drills for wrestling


    Nutrition


    S&C


    I could add much more but the point should be obvious and there is a wealth of knowledge being given for free. Enjoy
     
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    jack36767 Brown Belt

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    *I may add more if people enjoy
     
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    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

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    What a great resource, thanks for sharing this!
     
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    TerrificCruz White Belt

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    Amazing! Thank you!
     
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    RabbitPunch36 White Belt

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    Awesome, I would love to see more! Thank you!
     
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    Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it. Keep more coming please
     
  7. Predaliendog

    Predaliendog White Belt

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    Hey Jack, I'm just beginning to get involved with coaching wrestling. I just took an assistant coach position for a local high school, and would love any more info you have!

    I wrestled for 5 years from 8th grade to high school graduation. Never placed at state, but qualified my junior and senior years, which was rough in 6A Texas. So I'm no stud, and I haven't been around folkstyle much since I graduated in '13. Been doing bjj since, and have had my blue belt for just under 4 years. I'm excited to get involved with coaching, just feel a little underqualified. So any advice/ info like this would be awesome man.
     
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    jack36767 Brown Belt

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    Check those videos, use the USA wrestling site, and I can point you to other resources.
    Learn how to read your kids, know which ones want/need to be ridden and which ones need space, be positive, no no be positive. Make it fun, don’t be scared to play games or let up a little. You want them to come back

    don’t stress and let their drama drag you to high stress or drama. Even when you want to strangle them and yell at them that they aren’t in “love”.

    Teach positions and skill NOT “moves” as much as possible. Especially with inexperienced kids. Do NOT neglect top, to mainly focus on takedowns. Top will be the area they get the best at the quickest if they are new.


    With the coach you work with find out your responsibilities- mat mopping, setup, paperwork etc.

    I can add more later @Dirty Holt will have a lot more experience
     
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    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    I would say in my experience as an assistant at the college and HS level, and head coach at the HS and MS level, outside of college, an assistant isnt going to do much other than walk around and correct technique, or work with the new guys who dont know whats going on. Having 6 years of experience, strength, and a little bit of intelligence, you are going to be qualified enough to help out random HS kids.
     
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