I had a statewide meeting on Wed and Thurs so I missed practice. Last night was the football awards presentation. There are two Senior football players on the wrestling team, one Junior, 10 sophs and 6 freshmen. The emphasis on lifting by the football coaches really hurts us. That jump from soph to varsity is so important to these kids that they are willing to do whatever the coaches want to be able to play that Junior year. They are so afraid they will lose weight or won't be seen in the weight room by the coaches that they don't stay out for wrestling. I got to work on changing that mentality.
We have been working on wrist control and body position with the younger guys. Some are learning. I want to show lateral drops and headlocks from the knees but they need to learn what to do out of a tie up ie. head and arm spin, duck unders and slide by's. 9:30 am practice today. Looking forward to a good teaching session. I also need to incorporate a few drills to teach body position ie. no hands ride and scarecrow.