The Stand Up

The stand up is the cornerstone of bottom wrestling.  Wrestlers need to make a legitimate attempt to get to their feet EVERY time the whistle blows.  Even if they don’t get out right away this will open up other opportunity to get free.  Check out this video where I go through the technique of the stand up.  If you would like more videos like this one please click the banner below

The Inside Tie

Too many wrestlers drill every day as if getting a tie up is enough to take down a good wrestler.  Their is a HUGE difference between a tie-up and a set-up!  Learn to use the inside tie tie-up, combined with pressure and movement, to make a very effective set-up. This video is one part of The Setup Mastery Kit If you would like to learn more click the banner below.

3 Step Process to Pull Off a Funk Roll to Seagirt

The funk roll to seagirt will add another tier to neutral defense that will teach your wrestlers how to score when they’re in bad position. It will flip the table and put the pressure on your opponent, often times breaking their spirit and changing the coarse of the match. Step 1: Start with a funk roll With your opponent in on a head to the inside single leg, funk roll them by falling off their back and attacking their near ankle with both hands. As you roll across your back, extend their leg and pull it across so you end … Read More

How To Teach Takedown Setups

One of the most popular questions I get from coaches is…   “what setups to focus on first with wrestlers?” I have to be honest, this changed over the years for me.  It’s no wonder coaches have questions about teaching the neutral position… it’s easily the toughest position to get wrestlers to master. Top position is by far the easiest, the key there is to teach technique and then develop tenacity.  Bottom definitely has its set of difficulties, but is nowhere near as complex as neutral. If you would have asked me this questionstraight out of college I would have … 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

The Problem With The Double Leg Takedown

I’m not sure if you have heard the same talks as I have over the years, but this is what I hear… “The double leg is only for the strongest, fastest and most athletic wrestlers, it’s a waste of time to teach and focus on with most athletes…” I have heard this type of talk from successful coaches and it makes me cringe! Because… they don’t get it and even worse, if anyone is listening to them they are going to get held back drastically. Even if you never hit a Double Leg in a live match or it takes you years, … 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