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Excerpt — Coaching Youth Wrestling-3rd Edition

Rules of wrestling competitions explained

Local youth clubs may use several methods for grouping wrestlers for competition. Grouping wrestlers into weight classes is the most common method and was established in an attempt to create an equal opportunity for wrestlers to compete at their best level.

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Take-down moves for youth wrestlers

There are many ways to execute a takedown by grasping one leg—called the single leg.

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Plan of attack for bottom wrestlers

Wrestling from the bottom position can be difficult for young wrestlers because they have to be thinking about getting an escape or reversal while also fighting off the opponent’s attempts to gain a pin.

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