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The Wrestling Drill Book - Second Edition

The Wrestling Drill Book - Second Edition

The Wrestling Drill Book - Second Edition

$ 17.98


In The Wrestling Drill Book, Second Edition, nine of the sport’s top coaches offer more than 160 drills for mastering essential techniques: takedowns, reversals, escapes, riding, and pinning combinations. Detailed descriptions, coaching points, corrections to common errors, and 400 photos provide thorough instruction for proper execution of each move.

The Wrestling Drill Book features match-tested drills from the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the sport. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is renowned.
Chapters unfold sequentially, moving from simple to more complex drills, each including setup requirements, descriptions of the action, and key coaching points for maximizing the value of every drill. Detailed descriptions provide thorough instruction for proper execution of each move.


Discover the best-seller that has helped wrestlers become champions. The Wrestling Drill Book, Second Edition, is a must-have for every wrestler and coach.


About the Editor

William A. Welker, EdD, boasts 50 years of experience as a successful wrestler, coach, and official. He is a former Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state champion and two-time All-State wrestler. As head sophomore coach at Wheeling Park High School (West Virginia), he was instrumental in producing three AAA state championship teams. Since 1974, Welker has written nearly 500 articles on the art and science of wrestling and published a computer-assisted training manual for scholastic wrestling referees titled Wrestling: Sports Officials Applied Skills and Knowledge Program. He was selected as the National Wrestling Sportswriter of the Year by Wrestling USA Magazine in 1987, and he has been chosen as the West Virginia Wrestling Sportswriter of the Year an unprecedented five times by the state coaches? association.

Welker is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Bernie Romanoski Chapter) and the Pennsylvania District IV Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has served as a clinician and rules interpreter for West Virginia since 1989. In 2001, he was honored as a Distinguished Official by the National Federation of State High School Associations, being one of only eight officials selected annually from all sports across the country. He was also named the 2002 National Wrestling Official of the Year.

Welker received both his bachelor?s and master?s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He later earned a doctorate in the field of education from West Virginia University. Welker and his wife, Peggy, have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. They reside on Wheeling Island in Wheeling, West Virginia.