Post by subgrappler on Dec 10, 2017 15:01:02 GMT -6
I have been looking high and low for some solid advice from experienced wrestlers and wrestling coaches to help keep an opponent down, prevent them from escaping back to their feet while maintaining control and advancing position - especially right after a takedown. My 5th grade son is a strong and athletic kid and takedowns are one of the better parts of his game at the moment, but far too often he fails to capitalize on takedowns by ending up in a mad scramble that results in his opponent escaping to their feet.
I can't think of any more search terms than the hundreds of key-words I have tried already to find sound information on training techniques, drills, other information to help young wrestlers practice and learn to gain and maintain control on the ground immediately following a takedown. If you have any information/advice you can share on this subject I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Post by austinsdad on Dec 10, 2017 19:01:13 GMT -6
Not sure where to search that you probably haven't looked, but I would get with one of your school's coaches and have them work with him on different techniques for finishing and transitioning after the take down. Youth, middle school, and the high school coaches are great resources for information. Us dad's can't find it all for our wrestlers. Good luck.