ASW14: Recruiting and retention – How do you get them out for the sport?

On Episode 14 of the Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, NCAA champion and Hall of Fame high school coach Daryl Weber will attack the issues about recruiting new athletes into the sport and more importantly, retaining them so they become more than just someone who “wrestled” once upon a time. Coach Weber points out four areas of retention How do I get them out for the sport? How do I keep them out and retain them?” How do I get them to buy in, work hard and listen? How do I make my wrestling program popular so I can built a … Read More

Mid to Late Season Peaking: Finish Big

For most high schools around the country, mid-to-late January is the time to start thinking about the postseason and gearing up to qualify for your respective state series. If you’re a young wrestler looking for competitive tactics heading into the postseason… …Or you’re a high school coach balancing the physical preparation, technique, and mindset of an entire team… Then this podcast is for you. On Episode 34 of the Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, we outline a number of strategies to dominate positions and win matches. By the end of this episode, coaches and wrestlers alike will leave with an arsenal of … Read More

Building a Perennial Powerhouse – 6 Topics to Game Plan Before November

If you’ve ever wondered how to peak 14 very different athletes at the same time… Or if you’ve ever wanted to build a system guaranteed to outsmart opposing coaches… Then tune-in to today’s episode of the podcast. In Episode 33 of the Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we cover the six key areas every coach needs to game plan before November. Successful seasons depend on your plan of attack. That’s why we’re sharing the exact drills, tactics, and practice plans used to build championship programs year after year. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a step-by-step framework to prepare … Read More

Zach Even-Esh: Yes, It’s Possible (and even ideal) to Never Stop Training

If you keep seeing kids get injured due to year-round competition… Or if your athletes struggle balancing their other sports with wrestling… Then you need to listen to this episode about developing well-rounded athletes. On Episode 32 of the Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we wrap up our strength and conditioning series with Underground Strength coach Zach Even-Esh with a talk about training both smarter and harder. By the end of this episode, you’ll be armed with the tools to intelligently program your strength and conditioning sessions, both in-season and out, to maintain maximum athleticism in every athlete.  Here’s what … Read More

Fostering High Work Rate in the Gym – Coach Even-Esh’s Strength and Conditioning Secrets for Wrestling

If you’ve ever had wrestlers try to hide from the work in the gym… Or your athletes struggle to pick the right weights for their strength level… Or if you’re just wondering how to plan your strength program across the entire year… Then give Episode 31 of the Attack Style Wrestling podcast a listen. In part 2 of our conversation with Underground Strength coach Zach Even-Esh, we talk work rate in the weight room and how to balance intensity with performance. By the end of today’s episode, you’ll have a detailed breakdown of how to conduct your workouts – from … Read More

Keep Athletes Battle-Ready All Year: featuring Underground Strength Coach Zach Even-Esh

The more muscle you can put on your wrestlers in the off-season, the more you can overpower teams. Especially at the youth level, a well-organized off-season strength and conditioning plan can add to next year’s win column. But how do you keep them from overtraining? What if they’re involved in other sports? Is it even healthy to train year-round? On Episode 30 of Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we talk with Underground Strength coach Zach Even-Esh to get the answers to these questions and more. By the end of the episode, you’ll be armed with detailed, wrestling-specific upper and lower-body off-season … Read More

The HUGE Benefits of Growing Grassroots Greco-Roman Wrestling – Coach Matt Lindland

If you have a kid with aspirations beyond college… Or you simply want elite tips from a national team coach… Then you have to listen to today’s episode. On Episode 29 of Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, we talk with U.S. Greco-Roman National Team Coach Matt Lindland about the effort to grow the grassroots effort for Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. By the end of this episode, you’ll understand the benefits of Greco, both for an athlete’s individual future and your team’s, and exactly how to get them involved in the pathway.  The United States is a folkstyle country, … Read More

Want to Breed Long-Term Success? Re-Evaluate Your Relationship With Fun

If you’ve ever seen training intensity drop in a “fun” practice… Or you’ve heard a kid try to cut corners with the “I’m not having fun” trope… Then you should tune in to today’s episode. On Episode 28 of the Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we bring my brother, Lee, on to the podcast to talk about whether or not fun should be our focal point in training. Wrestling is hard work, and, more often than not, the grind is not enjoyable So how do you keep kids hooked on the sport while continuing to strive for greatness? By the end … Read More

A Martial Arts Belt System for Wrestling

If you’ve ever had a kid try to over-complicate their wrestling style… Or you simply want a scalable method to build athletes from the ground-up… Then it’s time to talk Standards of Learning. Teachers have their own standards of learning at every grade level, so why not apply that to wrestling? On Episode 27 of the Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we discuss how I found success by doing exactly that. We’ll go over the evolution of my training system and detailed applications for youth, middle, and high school levels. By the end of the episode, you’ll leave with a complete … Read More

What Wrestling Coaches Can Learn From Top CEOs

 Coaches – I’ve been there. Putting together the pieces to create your ideal culture is a daunting task. So if you’ve ever struggled to get certain kids out to practice… You’ve had to battle with the administration… Or you’ve faced issues so pervasive it feels like the wheels are falling off… Then part four of our coaching secrets series is definitely for you. On Episode 26 of Attack Style Wrestling podcast, we work through building the right culture in high school wrestling. Creating the right culture can pull the best out of your kids in even the toughest of times. … Read More