Coaching High School Wrestling: Practice Planning

With Scot Davis

Owatonna (MN) High School Head Coach; the winningest coach in amateur wrestling history (over 850 victories); 2007 “National Coach of the Year” by Wrestling USA Magazine and was the “Runner-up” in 2006.

He was also named “National Coach of the Year” by the National HS Coaches Association in 1998. In 2005, Davis was voted Minnesota Class AAA (large schools) “State Coach of the Year” by the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association.

Looking for a way to “spice up” your wrestling practices? Scot Davis has some answers for you. Coach Davis presents over 20 wrestling drills and games for you to incorporate into your practice that will develop wrestling technique and work on conditioning. These drills fall into five categories: Stance/Motion, On the Mat, Getting Off Your Back, Conditioning and Games. Davis takes two of his wrestlers through each drill pointing out how to run each while describing the benefits of it. In addition, Davis takes you through his practice planning philosophy starting with a week-by-week look at organizing the team from the beginning of the school year up to when the season starts. He also includes a look at his in-season practice routine giving you a template to use. These time-tested drills, games and philosophies have turned out wrestling champions and will work for you.

54 minutes.