Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

Week 7 | Practice 14

Wrestler's Mark: In Position To Score
Today's Key Characteristic: Managing Failure

 

Activity Time

(running)

Activity

Type
Vocabulary
Method

Key Concepts / Notes

Video

Discuss the concept of  “Managing Failure – when you fail, focus on where you can improve. When you win, focus on what you did correctly.”

5

(:05)

Warm Up

Dynamic

Students Jog around mat and perform various motions as instructed by the coach. The video demonstrates various motions that can be included in a dynamic warmup such as Jogging, Forward and Backward rolls, Frog Jumps, Crab Walk, Bear Crawls, Shuffle, Skipping, Sprints, Shots etc. Be creative!

34. Dynamic Warm Up 34. Dynamic Warm Up

10

(:15)

Live

Scramble Wrestling
8-10 X :15-:20
 
Short live wrestling goes from various odd starting positions.
 
HAVE SOME FUN AND LET THE KIDS CREAT SO NEW STARTING POSITIONS
 

6. Scramble Wrestling 6. Scramble Wrestling

5

(:20)

Review

Punch Hip
Drill
Mimic
The hip punch drill is a lead up to learning to sprawl. The goal is to teach wrestlers to defend by punching hips down when they sprawl, not throwing butt up. 
1) Punch Hip bone from hands and knees
2) Square Hips 
3) Superman (focus on weight through hips)
 
13. Hip Punch Drill 13. Hip Punch Drill

 

5

(:25)

Review

Sprawl
Own Pace
 
NOTE: In the video, the coach is using the terminology “Downblock” instead of sprawl. Downblock is a higher level defensive skill. For the purpose of teaching young wrestlers, use the term sprawl and focus on punching the hips down.
1) Kick Leg Back
2) Punch Hip to Mat
3) Square Hips
4) Circle to feet
 
14. Sprawl 14. Sprawl

 

10

(:35)

Game

Flag
Wrestling
With Partner
 
Each SA has a flag (folded paper towel) hanging out of sock. SA’s face off one on one GOAL = SA’s move in stance and try to pull out other SA’s flag without having their own taken. 
 
Go short goes and rematch winners with winners and losers with losers

5

(:40)

Water

 

 

10

(:50)

Review

Inside Step (double) Attack and Outside (Single)
Own Pace
 
Up to this point in the season you’ve been working on just inside step or just outside step. GOAL = students can move from inside step (double) to outside step (single). 
 
Have students do a single to a finish, then a double to a finish. 
 
Single = Step outside / Head Inside,  Double = step inside / Head outside
 

 

5

(:55)

Drill

Double Leg / Single Leg
Three Pace
30/20/10
 
Three pace drill – students will do a double, then a single, then back to a double etc.
 
FOCUS = students stay in stance and don’t switch lead leg for smooth transition from double to single. 
 

5

(1:00)

Review

Shot Set Up 
Fake
Own Pace
 
GOAL = get your opponent out of position to open up an attack
GOOD FAKE NEEDS 
1) Level Change (Hips & Shoulder to Knee)
2) Attack Step
3) Arm motion
4) Follow with trail leg
 

5

(1:05)

Drill

Fake Shot to Single 
Three Pace
30/20/10
 
Three pace drill – students will FAKE a shot and then hit a single.
 
FOCUS = students staying in their stance and not pulling back after the fake.
 
18. Drill, 30-30-30 18. Drill, 30-30-30

5

(1:10)

Live

Wrestling
Change The Rules
3 x :30 - :45
 
GOAL = get wrestlers to fake  and attempt high single
 
Wrestling from NEUTRAL POSITION
All a wrestler needs to do is lock hands around a leg to score a point
 

10

(1:20)

Live

Scramble Wrestling

Coach pairs up students in groups of two. Coach give students different “start” positions (for example sitting on the mat, back to back), on whistle the GOAL is for the students to scramble from the start position and try to gain control of their opponent.  

5

(1:25)

Drill

Stance & Motion
3 x :30
No Partner

Review good stance, Review Attack Step
GOAL = Wrestlers stays in a good stance the entire period

1) Have wrestlers get in a good stance
2) On the whistle they move (MOTION) in their stance
3) Every five to ten seconds yell “shot” and the wrestlers does the attack step, back to good stance

31. Stance and Motion 31. Stance and Motion

5

(1:30)

Wrestler's Mark