Dan Gable’s Bottom Line to All Coaches

In this video, Gable gives his bare bones assessment of the importance, and usefulness of high school coaches promoting freestyle and greco-roman wrestling. It is important for the growth of the sport, raising our level of competition as a country, an opportunity to get kids training a few more weeks a year, and wonderful tool…

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I Call It Independence

Gable understood that wrestlers win matches, not their coaches. Therefore he planned his practices in a way that was designed give them the opportunity to develop their own style and game plan, as well as incorporate his desired ends. Even though coaches have to correct their athletes, it is crucial that they also develop the athlete’s…

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Chain Wrestling from the Top Position

We’ve all heard the expression “chain wrestling,” and there is a good reason for this. The key to defense in wrestling is position, the key to offense is chaining moves together. This video focuses on a drill for chaining series moves together in the top position. Knowing how to chain moves together within a series…

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Setting Goals at Iowa

Goal setting is a valuable tool for more than just organizing your thoughts and actions. Goal setting influences attitudes, mindset, and can be used elevate the atmosphere of a whole program. By accepting ambitious goals, athletes take the responsibility of reaching their full potential and commit to a consistent, high level of performance.       

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Dan Gable’s “45 Minute” Practice Matches?

When Coach Gable walked into the practice room, he always had a goal he wanted to accomplish. But the plan to accomplish that goal almost always changed over the course of practice. Gable always kept his finger on the pulse of the practice room and constantly made adjustments based on factors like injury, energy, attitude and…

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Pressure Drill – Improve your Stance and Positioning

The core of a wrestler’s strength is their stance and positioning. Once a wrestler understands these tools, they can put themselves in position to attack without risk. The pressure drill is a crucial element of the neutral position that must be implemented more or less constantly in neutral drilling. It is a drill within the…

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Revealing the Secrets of Gable Trained Athletes… Two Years in the Making!

Ever since I started making my Gable Inspired Training Secrets available online, over 2 years ago, It has been my goal to provide motivated wrestlers and coaches with the most straightforward and useful training strategies in the world! Bringing driven wrestlers and coaches together with the most successful and proven training strategies and watching them…

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Do You Use a “Gablestyle” Practice Speech to Motivate Your Athletes Every Day?

  In Gable’s room, a speech before practice was essentially a daily event. The reason this was almost always necessary is that even a very successful team needs a sense of urgency about all of its members cultivating success in all areas of their lives. Gable gives his insights into developing a team, having “lots…

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Top Position Crossface Series

In bottom wrestling, “head up” is a core concept, unless your opponent can throw a crossface. The crossface series is a crucial element to any wrestler’s top work. If not because it is a very reliable source of back points and pins, then because the combination of a crossface butcher, and a crossface cradle, is…

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Sparring Drill – Develop Feel

What is “feel”? Everyone knows this word separates the sheep from the goats of the wrestling world. It speaks to skill, experience and timing, and a host of other characteristics under the umbrella of “intangibles”. But as abstract as “intangibles” sound, they can be developed if you understand proper sparring. Sparring is an unstructured drill…

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