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High Crotch Set-ups from the Elbow Pass

High Crotch Set-ups from the Elbow Pass

The elbow pass is a sneaky way to set up your high crotch in wrestling. Learn two very effective variations of this setup in this step-by-step guide.
How to Score with a Front Headlock

How to Score with a Front Headlock

It’s very likely that you’ll secure a front headlock on your opponent in almost every wrestling match. So, read this guide to learn how to score from this position!
How to Use the Russian Tie

How to Use the Russian Tie

Every wrestler should understand how to use the Russian tie. This guide will teach you how to get into and control your opponent with this tie.
How to Secure a Front Headlock

How to Secure a Front Headlock

The front headlock is one of the most common techniques used in all styles of wrestling. This guide will get you in a position to turn your defense into an offense.
How to Do a High Single in Wrestling

How to Do a High Single in Wrestling

The high single is a powerful technique that all wrestlers should know. Learn how to hit this takedown by following this step-by-step guide.
Wrestling Moves: How to Tie Up

Wrestling Moves: How to Tie Up

A major part of offensive wrestling is learning how to get into and control a tie on an opponent. This guide teaches basic tie variations and proper body positioning.
How to Do a Basic Ankle Pick

How to Do a Basic Ankle Pick

The ankle pick is one of the most versatile takedowns in all of wrestling. This guide explains everything you need to know about the basics, so read on!
How to Do a Half-nelson

How to Do a Half-nelson

The half-nelson is an effective pinning technique that is used in all levels of wrestling. Learn the basics in this guide to start pinning down the competition!
How to Hit a Low Single in Wrestling

How to Hit a Low Single in Wrestling

The low single is one of the quickest takedowns in wrestling. Learn the basics of the low single so you can start dominating the competition!
How to Shoot a High Crotch in Wrestling

How to Shoot a High Crotch in Wrestling

The high crotch is one of the most effective takedowns used in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. Learn the fundamentals of the high crotch in this step-by-step guide.
Wrestling Games

Wrestling Games

Games are a great way to reinforce wrestling techniques and strategies while still having fun. Learn about two popular and beneficial games by reading this guide.
Choosing a Starting Position in Folkstyle

Choosing a Starting Position in Folkstyle

The choice of a wrestler’s starting position is a key component in wrestling matches. Learn how to choose the correct starting position with this guide.
How to Start in Referee’s Position in Wrestling

How to Start in Referee’s Position in Wrestling 2 Comments

Lining up in referee’s position is a little tricky for beginning wrestlers. Learn the basic rules for both the top and bottom positions with this guide.
Wrestling Etiquette for Competition

Wrestling Etiquette for Competition 1 Comment

There are many written and unwritten rules that wrestlers follow during competition out of respect to the sport. Learn about some of the most important rules here.
The Greco-Roman Wrestling Stance

The Greco-Roman Wrestling Stance

Position is everything in Greco-Roman wrestling. Learn the basic Greco stance and some tips about body positioning with this guide.
Choosing a Pair of Wrestling Kneepads

Choosing a Pair of Wrestling Kneepads

There are many different types of wrestling kneepads currently on the market. Check out this guide to understand the differences between the most popular styles.
How to Become a Wrestling Coach

How to Become a Wrestling Coach 7 Comments

Are you looking to become a wrestling coach, but don’t know where to start? This guide contains everything you need to know about getting into coaching.
Why U.S. Wrestlers Should Try Freestyle & Greco

Why U.S. Wrestlers Should Try Freestyle & Greco 2 Comments

Competing in the styles of freestyle and Greco-Roman is critical to success. Here are a few reasons why you should make these styles a priority in the off-season.
The Benefits of Wrestling: Why You Should Wrestle

The Benefits of Wrestling: Why You Should Wrestle 12 Comments

Wrestling provides a number of positive benefits to those who take the sport seriously. Check out this guide to learn all about its advantages.
How to Talk to a Wrestling Coach as a Parent

How to Talk to a Wrestling Coach as a Parent 4 Comments

Learning how to communicate with a wrestling coach is essential to the support your wrestler. This guide includes tips for parents when talking to a coach.
How to Warm Up in Wrestling

How to Warm Up in Wrestling 5 Comments

A good warm-up is essential to competing well and preventing injuries in wrestling. Check out this guide for some tips on how to prepare yourself for competition.
10 Items to Pack for a Wrestling Match

10 Items to Pack for a Wrestling Match 5 Comments

If you’re new to competitive wrestling, knowing what to pack for a match isn’t always clear. Check out this guide to make sure you are prepared!
How to Balance Wrestling & Your Social Life

How to Balance Wrestling & Your Social Life

Being involved in wrestling while maintaining a social life is no easy task. This guide will provide tips on how to deal with your friends and the sport you love.
How to Drill in Wrestling

How to Drill in Wrestling 2 Comments

Drilling technique is one of the most influential factors in becoming a successful wrestler. Learn some tips on drilling etiquette in this guide.
How to Do an Inside Leg Standup in Wrestling

How to Do an Inside Leg Standup in Wrestling

Being able to escape from the bottom in folkstyle wrestling is critical to your success at all levels. Here is a very basic escape that is sure to score you points.
Maintaining Your Weight for Wrestling

Maintaining Your Weight for Wrestling 3 Comments

Regulating your weight for wrestling takes a solid routine and lots of practice. The tips in this guide will help you feel and compete better!
Nutrition for Wrestlers

Nutrition for Wrestlers 4 Comments

Proper nutrition is absolutely essential to reaching your peak performance in wrestling. Learn more about the best foods for your body in the following guide.
How to Shoot a Double Leg in Wrestling

How to Shoot a Double Leg in Wrestling 1 Comment

The double leg takedown is one of the most effective and versatile takedowns in both freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. Check out this guide for some tips on the basics.
Wrestling Agility Drills

Wrestling Agility Drills

Agility training has become a major focus of current training practices in wrestling. Check out the drills in this guide to help establish an athletic base.
Wrestling Strength Workouts

Wrestling Strength Workouts 11 Comments

Sheer physical strength and conditioning is often what separates the best wrestlers. In this guide, learn more about the most important muscle groups for wrestling.
How to Hit a Blast Double

How to Hit a Blast Double 3 Comments

One of the most physically dominating takedowns in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling is the blast double. Check out this guide to learn more about this powerful move.
How to Shoot a Sweep Single from Wrist Control

How to Shoot a Sweep Single from Wrist Control 1 Comment

The sweep single is a technique that the world's best use in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. Read this guide to learn how to hit this technique with a sneaky set up.
Wrestling Weight Classes

Wrestling Weight Classes 1 Comment

This guide explains everything you need to know about weight classes, including rules, procedures, and more, to help turn you into a knowledgeable competitor!
Wrestling Defense: Neutral Position

Wrestling Defense: Neutral Position 2 Comments

Any experienced wrestler will tell you fundamentals win matches. Check out this guide to learn about basic defensive positioning & strategy in the neutral position.
Wrestling Takedowns

Wrestling Takedowns 5 Comments

There are literally hundreds of different types of takedowns that are used in wrestling. Check out this guide to get an overview of what is being used in each style.
Wrestling Drills: Beginner

Wrestling Drills: Beginner 1 Comment

Certain drills are more beneficial for beginning wrestlers to learn in order to master important basic skills. Read this guide to learn three useful beginner drills.
How to Do the Single Leg Position Drill

How to Do the Single Leg Position Drill 1 Comment

Basic takedown positioning is invaluable for intermediate level wrestlers. Read this guide to learn the single leg position drill to help kick your wrestling up a notch.
How to Stack a Turk

How to Stack a Turk

Stacking an opponent from the turk position is a sure-fire way to pin your opponent in freestyle and folkstyle wrestling. Check out this guide to learn this stack.
How to Hit the Cross-wrist Rolling Tilt

How to Hit the Cross-wrist Rolling Tilt

The cross-wrist rolling tilt is an effective way to score back points in folkstyle wrestling. Practice the steps in this guide to catch your opponents with this move.
How to Set Wrestling Goals

How to Set Wrestling Goals

Goal setting is a process that all wrestlers should learn in order to increase their success. This guide will help you establish goals and reach your full potential!
How to Peak Your Wrestlers

How to Peak Your Wrestlers

The ultimate goal for coaches is to prepare their wrestlers for the post-season. This guide explains the concept of "peaking" to help you compose your own seasonal plans.
How to Wrestle an Opponent on One Knee

How to Wrestle an Opponent on One Knee

It is difficult to wrestle an opponent on one knee if you're not familiar with this position. This guide explains the position and how you can score on those that use it.
Wrestling Knee Injuries

Wrestling Knee Injuries 4 Comments

Knee injuries are among the most common types of injuries in wrestling. Check out this guide to learn more about these injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.
How to Train for Wrestling at Home

How to Train for Wrestling at Home

Training off of the wrestling mat can get costly. Before cashing out on that expensive gym membership, consider the 4 training items under $40 in this guide.
How to Prepare for Collegiate Wrestling

How to Prepare for Collegiate Wrestling 2 Comments

If you plan to wrestle in college don't wait until the last minute to start preparing. This guide will help to ready you for your life as a collegiate student-athlete.
How to Score with the Straight Lift

How to Score with the Straight Lift

The straight lift is a dominating technique used by wrestlers across the world. Practice the steps in this guide to take your top wrestling to the next level.
How to Hit the Arm Spin

How to Hit the Arm Spin

The arm spin is a quick and exciting technique used mainly in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Practice the steps in this guide to make your next opponent fly!
How to Use the Low Gut in Greco

How to Use the Low Gut in Greco

The low gut can be used in freestyle, however, it is more effective in Greco-Roman wrestling. This guide teaches you how to dominate using this "sneaky" technique.
How to Choose a Summer Wrestling Camp

How to Choose a Summer Wrestling Camp

There are many good wrestling camps to choose from, but how do you know which one is right for you? Consider this guide when weighing out all of your options.
Common Wrestling Skin Diseases

Common Wrestling Skin Diseases 5 Comments

Skin diseases are an unfortunate part of wrestling. This must-see guide discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of some of the most common types of skin diseases.
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