Coaching Wrestling Principles Online Course With Print Book

Coaching Wrestling Principles Online Course With Print Book

ISBN 9781718237681

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Wrestling Successfully book
  • Online Coaching Aids documents (PDFs)
  • Online test
This course features sport-specific content based on the text Coaching Wrestling Successfully, plus content gleaned from the Human Kinetics Coach Education course Coaching Principles.

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 50-question test online. Upon successfully passing the test, you will be entered in the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed Human Kinetics Coach Education courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion.

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


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
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.