Coaching Wrestling Principles Online Course-K

Coaching Wrestling Principles Online Course-K

ISBN 9781450414029

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

Course Components
The course fee includes the print textbook Coaching Wrestling Successfully; access to the online course outline; downloadable forms, checklists, and evaluations (provided as PDFs within the course); and an online test.
While you will have immediate access to the course syllabus upon purchase, please wait to begin the course and test until you’ve received the textbook. Please allow three to five business days for shipping.

Course Description
This course features sport-specific content based on the text Coaching Wrestling Successfully (delivered as a print book), plus content gleaned from the Human Kinetics Coach Education course Coaching Principles. The course concludes with a 50-question test.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Explain approaches for generating support for the wrestling program by communicating with your athletes, other coaches, the school administration, and the community.
  • Explain approaches for motivating your wrestlers.
  • Identify factors needed in building a wrestling program.
  • Differentiate between technical and tactical skills.
  • Differentiate between the traditional and games approaches to coaching.
  • Explain the games approach strategies of shaping, focusing, and enhancing skills.
  • Identify technical, tactical, physical, mental, communication, and character development skills to teach.
  • Evaluate your wrestlers based on their practice performance.
  • Evaluate your wrestlers based on their match performance.
  • Employ consistent, positive, and effective feedback when critiquing your athletes.
  • Explain the seven-step method for teaching skills and drills.
  • Identify essential drills that contribute to the development of a wrestler.
  • Identify the key skills needed for improving your wrestlers’ technique.
  • Explain the differences between folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling.
  • Explain how to develop advanced wrestling skills.
  • Identify characteristics instrumental in the pursuit of perfection and reaching the highest level of expertise.
  • Describe factors to consider when planning for a new season.
  • Develop instructional plans for the season.
  • Prepare instructional plans for each practice.
  • Describe factors to consider when preparing for practices.
  • Define the seven attributes essential for team analysis.
  • Develop instructional plans for the season.
  • Prepare instructional plans for each practice.
  • Describe how to prepare your wrestlers for matches.
  • Describe approaches for coaching matches.
  • Explain why the team manual and team expectations are effective tools for communicating with your team.
  • Describe approaches for motivating your athletes to do their best at practices and meets.
  • Describe some goals for pregame meetings and warm-ups.
  • Identify strategies for working more effectively with coaches, administrators, medical personnel, officials, parents, and the media.
  • Explain what’s involved in reading the situation during play.
  • Identify the knowledge your athletes need in order to make good tactical decisions.
  • Explain factors that influence tactical decision making.


The course is designed to help coaches teach the technical and tactical skills of wrestling and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
  • Developing Your Wrestling Program
  • Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills
  • Folkstyle
  • Greco-Roman
  • Advanced Wrestling Skills
  • Season Plans
  • Practice Plans
  • Before and During Competition
  • Practicum Exercises
Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.