Wrestling, man’s oldest and most difficult sport, can hint its historical past again 5,000 years. Inscriptions on the partitions of the tombs at Beni Hasan, Egypt, present maneuvers which are the identical as these practiced in any wrestling room at the moment.

This text describes the Seven Primary Abilities as outlined by USA Wrestling’s Nationwide Educational Workers.

As a member of the USA Wrestling Nationwide Teaching Workers, I had the privilege of introducing the Seven Primary Abilities on the USA Wrestling Nationwide Developmental Camps, Clinics, and at coaching camps for staff members.

With these abilities as a basis, a effectively conditioned and mentally ready athlete can attain the extent of CHAMPION. They may assist the wrestler attain his/her full potential. In all athletic endeavors, mastery and utility of those fundamentals will produce aggressive excellence.

The Seven Primary Abilities embrace:



Altering Ranges



Again Step

Again Arch 

These Primary Abilities present sound bio-mechanical abilities wanted to acquire competence and proficiency in any respect ranges of wrestling. As a coach it’s important that you just be taught the basics of those abilities and develop a proficient communication that can allow you to coach your wrestlers each day utilizing a constant vocabulary that expresses these fundamental abilities. You will need to coach your athletes in such a constant method that they’ll perceive if you end up telling them that they should enhance their place they’ll know what you imply. In case you are telling them that they should change their degree or create movement throughout a match they’ll perceive clearly what you’re telling them to do. By adopting such a elementary vocabulary it is possible for you to to take your wrestlers and your program to that championship degree.

It’s crucial that every one wrestlers perceive clearly what every talent requires and that they embrace them of their repertoire of method and talent set. It doesn’t matter what maneuver is being executed, a number of of the Seven Primary Abilities will likely be important to finishing the transfer efficiently.

Within the subsequent article, I’ll focus on the primary talent referred to as Place.

Coach Hatfield