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With 41 drills for novice, intermediate, and advanced level skill development, a quick find feature, and the ability to tag favorite drills for easy access, the Wrestling Drills app will help every coach and wrestler win more matches. This iPad-, iPhone-, and iPod Touch-compatible app features full-color images for all 41 drills - 9 of which also include video.
The Wrestling Drills app ensures that coaches and wrestlers take to the mat with confidence by presenting 41 drills for novice, intermediate, and advanced level skill development. Full-color images help illustrate all 41 drills – while 9 also capture the action with video playable at full speed or slow motion. Drill instruction is broken into 8 categories for essential moves, footwork and balance, takedowns, takedown counters, advanced throws, escapes and reversals, riding and pinning, and advanced pinning. For those who want even more drills, additional drill packs are available via in-app purchase. Each upgrade pack includes 10 bonus drills – (5 of which include video).
Featuring match-tested drills from the top high school and college coaches in the sport, each drill includes setup requirements and detailed descriptions to provide thorough instruction for proper execution of each move. The handy Quick Find feature allows you to find drills based on difficulty, category (solo and partner), or starting position (standing or on the mat). You can also tag your favorite drills - like the Fireman’s Carry, Granby Roll Series, Welker Knee Pancake, and Crossface Cradle - for easy access later or to assist in practice planning. Wrestling Drills is the app every coach and player can use to master essential skills, sharpen execution, and improve performance on the mat.
This app is compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Table of Contents
TAB 1: Drills
TAB 2: Favorites
TAB 3: Quick Find
TAB 4: Add More
TAB 5: About HK
> Neutral Position
>> Changing Level for Penetration
> Defensive Position
>> Holding Your Base
>> Stand-Up Against a Spiral Ride
> Offensive Position
>> Following the Hips
>> Lift and Return
Footwork and Balance
> Wrestling Breakdown Sprint and Jog
> Standing Balance Check
> Carioca – Photos + Video
> Plank Circle – Photos + Video
> The Scissor
> Single-Leg to Double-Leg Attack
> Double-Leg Attack
> Inside Arm-Drag to Double-Leg Drive-Through
> Fireman’s Carry
> Barrel Roll (or Dump) – Photos + Video
> Snap-Down Redirect
> Front Headlock to Cross-Ankle Cradle
> Double-Leg Reaction Counter
> Hip-Heist Single-Leg Counter
> Single-Leg Counter
> Underarm Spin– Photos + Video
> Body Lock Throw– Photos + Video
> Hip Toss
> Pancake Off the Double-Leg Attack – Photos + Video
> Welker Knee Pancake– Photos + Video
Escapes and Reversals
> Inside Control in the Standing Position
> Sit-In to Turn-Out
> Granby-Roll Series
> Single Underhook and Chin Counter to Sit-Out
> Cradle Counter to Sit-Out
Riding and Pinning
> Three-Quarter Nelson
> Crossface Cradle
> Jacob’s Ride
> Forward Knee Pinch Crossbody Ride Counter
> Arm Block Crossbody Ride Counter
> High Half Nelson
> Arm Bar and Half Nelson
> Crosswrist to Turk
> Okey Bar to a Half Nelson– Photos + Video
> Okey Bar to an Arm Bar– Photos + Video
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On the Mat
William A. (Bill) Welker, EdD, boasts over 55 years of experience as a successful wrestler, coach, and official. He is a former Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state champion and PIAA state runner-up. Welker also competed at the collegiate level for the University of Pittsburgh.
As head sophomore coach at Wheeling Park High School (West Virginia), he was instrumental in producing three AAA state championship teams. For his efforts as a high school coach, Welker was selected as one of the top wrestling coaches in the country by Scholastic Wrestling News. He has coached wrestling at the youth, middle school, and high school levels for three decades.
In 2005, Welker retired after 25 years as a wrestling referee. During his officiating tenure, he has been named the West Virginia Official of the Year (1990), the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Mideast Section Distinguished Official of the Year (2001), and the National Official of the Year by Wrestling USA magazine (2002).
Since 1989, Welker has been the West Virginia state clinician, rules interpreter, and state tournament supervisor of officials. He is currently serving on the NFHS national wrestling rules committee.
Welker has written over 600 articles on the art and science of wrestling since 1974. He was named the National Sportswriter of the Year by Wrestling USA magazine in 1987, and he also wrote the script and produced the DVD titled The Pancake Takedown Series (2008), which is being distributed throughout the United States.
Welker has been inducted into four wrestling halls of fame, including the West Virginia chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame. He also received the prestigious Master of Wrestling Award from Wrestling USA magazine (2008).
Welker earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He later acquired a doctorate in the field of education from West Virginia University. Upon his retirement from his 40-year teaching career in 2009, Welker was named Teacher of the Year by the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce.