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Black, Darrel||LaBaw, Nye

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

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Department of Physical Education


Wrestling--Training; Wrestling--Coaching


Statement of the Problem: The purpose of this qualifying paper is to develop a syllabus of wrestling take down drills for the inexperienced wrestling coach. Needs: Entries from 163 downstate and suburban high schools have been received at the state office for the 1961 state championship wrestling tournaments. Last year 134 schools were entered in the state series. The new total, an increase of 20 over last year, represents another record number of entries in this rapidly growing high school sport. It is interesting to note that as recently as the 1951 tournaments, only 53 downstate and suburban schools were entered. Of the schools entering the 1961 series, 21 did not participate last year. Only one 1960 participant did not enter in 1961. Wrestling is the fastest growing sport in our state, and many men are being handed the job of coaching wrestling without much background. There are several up to date books from which a young coach can learn holds. To the author's knowledge, there is no reference on 'lead up drills' or skill drills. After personally questioning many wrestling coaches in the Chicago area, the author found that they agreed a good syllabus of wrestling drills would be appreciated by the experienced, as well as the inexperienced, wrestling coaches.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.


vi, 73 pages




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