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    We just won our first home dual of the year but I came away with a deep disappointment in the effort and the coach-ability of my kids tonight. We wrestled a school that had good strong athletes but with no real technical ability to speak of. My kids had the edge as far as technique and experience but they negated that by tying up and letting the stronger kids almost level the playing field by using there strength. Time and time again I told them to break the tie use good motion and set up shots and since the other school would not take a shot create stalling points. I don't know it just seems that this year they are content to hang on and stall out as long as they can say they are on the team.

    I think this week for practice I will forbid the use of the tie and make them work on the outside. Any suggestions are helpful.

    I do have some great kids but this is getting old.

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    Your plan to forbid tie-ups sounds like a good one. If this is their first home dual meet win, maybe they just needed enough confidence to open up and trust their own game plan instead of reacting to their opponents. Things may be different now if you can establish a momentum attitude and build on the win.

    I, too, have noticed a decline in kids' attitudes the last few years. Maybe it's all the technical distractions (computers, ipods), social pressures, or just that jocks are no longer looked up to in the school hierarchy. Too bad - lots of kids are missing out on a great opportunity to better themselves.
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    UGLY, I see your point...that would be frustrating as I was brought up in a program where it was damn near a sin to tie up...shoot, shoot, shoot...that was the matra of the day...

    I had an idea that might work...I know that when I was in highschool, wrestling practice got a little bit mundane and I liked when we switched things up a little bit...I know that its important to get in mat time and conditioning time but rarely do coaches show any video...with FloWrestling.com it creates some great opportunities for you to find some content on the types of wrestlers that you are trying to create and SHOW your wrestlers what you are trying to do...

    In this day and age, USING multi-media versus rejecting it may be just the motivation that they need to see your vision...

    Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    We just won our first home dual of the year but I came away with a deep disappointment in the effort and the coach-ability of my kids tonight. We wrestled a school that had good strong athletes but with no real technical ability to speak of. My kids had the edge as far as technique and experience but they negated that by tying up and letting the stronger kids almost level the playing field by using there strength. Time and time again I told them to break the tie use good motion and set up shots and since the other school would not take a shot create stalling points. I don't know it just seems that this year they are content to hang on and stall out as long as they can say they are on the team.

    I think this week for practice I will forbid the use of the tie and make them work on the outside. Any suggestions are helpful.

    I do have some great kids but this is getting old.
    Who'd you guys wrestle?

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    Default Re: Disappointed with the Effort

    Trusty we wrestled Gateway and they do have some good athletes especially at 45's and 52's and the 35lber wasnt bad but they were all very athletic and very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    I think this week for practice I will forbid the use of the tie and make them work on the outside. Any suggestions are helpful.

    I do have some great kids but this is getting old.
    This would work, but you have to remember not many can wrestle "away", most guys need to have some kind of control (wrist, elbow, collar, underhook, etc.) prior to their shot.
    So maybe you should work with them on some techniques from the ties, such as elbow passes, snaps, shucks, shrugs. (I'm sure you have)
    And if you don't want them to tie, do what you mentioned above. If they don't listen to you, make them have some kind of "penalty" (10 pull ups each time or something they don't like) every time they do tie, after practice of course

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    Went to a local HS wrestling match on Wednesday night, my first this year and supposely between two good teams. I was absolutely bored after the 152match because of all the tie-ups and positioning for OB results. What are these coaches teaching and why?

    PS: Didn't stop the parents and 30-somethings "I was a HS Wrestler" from screaming the ever effective, SHOOT..SHOOT, GOOD JOB, STAY ON YOUR FEET...SHOOT...SHOOT.

    Make up your mind, Shoot or Stay on their feet????
    Heck, Just do something RIGHT....

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    agreed.... sad to say my father who loves wrestling more than anyone i know. is giving up coatching due to lack of effort and commitment. and the major lack of backing in the program. and he sayits because hedone it long enough and it someone else' turn but you can see it in his eyes when he talks about resigning how much it hurts him.

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