There are a few schools of thought on the best approaches to teaching young athletes sports. First, you have your old-school system: drill, drill, drill and drill some more. Practice isn’t supposed to be fun. It is practice. Practice, by definition (Dictionary.com), is “repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill to acquire or maintain proficiency in it.” Often, over time, many of these young athletes lose motivation and desire to train. It is rote repetition needed to learn skills and techniques in any sport, let alone wrestling. However, there are more enjoyable methods of skill acquisition. Here are five dynamic warmups to help wrestling build athleticism in wrestling.
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