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    Why would my son's coach always tell him to differ his choice of top or bottom. If he is better at one position than the other why wouldn't he choose that position? I just don't see any advantage to differing your choice? If anyone can explain why people choose to differ it would be helpful. Thanks

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    I don't know what you mean by differ. Is he telling him to alter position randomly? That wouldn't make much sense, unless the coach wants him to work on both top and bottom positions.
    It depends a lot on what I see in the first round. If my guy is tied or close (either way) I will usually instruct him to take the down position - figuring he can excape for one and try for the take-down. If he got ridden well during the first round I am not going to put him down - doesn't make much sense if he couldn't get free in the first round to put him at the disadvantage in the second. If my guy got the takedown easily in the first, or a couple of takedowns, I am likely to have him start neutral. If I think the match is going to be close, I will often defer to have the choice in the third. If the opponent is kicking my guy's butt, I may likely put him on top with the idea that his only chance for a win (or survival!) is to turn the opponent and pin.

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    I couldn't have said it better so I won't even try, but as a sort of related topic, if a wrestler is equally comfortable starting in the the top position on the left or right side, I'd tell him to stand direcly behind his opponent until the ref tells him to get on top, then mix up which side he lines up on so the bottom man won't know what to expect and will have to adjust instanteneously.
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    i think he means "DEFER". it is good to differ if you get the first choice if you want to see how it will play out in the third period. in high school i did a lot of deferring and choosing bottom. bottom was usually easy points, and deferring gave me the ability to choose a good position for the situation to start off the third period, in case it ever came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I couldn't have said it better so I won't even try.
    Nice to have you show proper respect for your elders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Nice to have you show proper respect for your elders!
    It's easy because there are so few of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razegfx View Post
    i think he means "DEFER".
    "Oh, that's very different. Nevermind."

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    LOL. too appropriate.

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    great thread. at least he wasn't wrestling a girl and thought he heard the coach say dickher.
    but then again, i may be retarded

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