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3 common yet fatal errors committed by youth wrestlers (part 1)

Does this ring a bell?

My young wrestler struggles to move from bottom.

It can be agonizing, watching your youngster get ground into the mat for entire periods…struggling to even come close to an escape…and come off the mat devastated because he lost a match he could've won…

and many parents across the wrestling world feel your pain.  The failure to create movement is one of the biggest reasons athletes struggle on the mat…and it represents Fatal Flaw #1.

It's why our hips series has been so popular through the years, and one of the most requested techniques throughout my three decade career of training athletes.  

And while you can learn a hip heist anywhere, many athletes do – and still struggle.  

Here's why.

If it were as simple as learning a hip heist, everyone would be doing it.  But the truth is, our Hips Series specifically trains athletes, step by step, to develop powerful hips movement…while soaking in every small yet important detail…meaning the difference between knowing a hip heist…and being able to execute it dynamically in a large variety of situations.  

Truth is, without the whole series, your athlete will only marginally improve…instead of by leaps and bounds.

The Truth:  Our powerful Hips series is front and center at next week's youth camps…every athlete in atttendance will have the entire powerful series down (with the exception of the highest level technique that even my top level guys struggle with at first – but they will have the “bones" of that one as well.).

In about one hour, the core skills of this series will be taught…and these skills will be reinforced throughout the next couple of days, so by the time he leaves on Friday, he's got these skills down.

Two more fatal errors directly tied to lack of a good hip heist will be discussed tomorrow…you will be surprised to discover all the position a hip heist helps you win from.