Common mistakes beginning wrestlers make on the Mat

     In the last article I went over common mistakes beginners do before a match. So now lets talk about the mistakes on the mat, and some wrestling tips to try to help prevent you from doing these mistakes yourself.

    First off lets talk about neutral position stances. I always see kids standing to straight up, you need to bend your knees and get low. Or else you leave your legs wide open for an attack. So keep your body and center of gravity low so now you can protect your legs.

     Also have a staggered stance, or one leg in front of the other. Do not keep your feet next to eachother. This is because its easier to make someone loose their balance when their feet are together than if they have a staggered stance. Also when you move about the mat DO NOT EVER cross your feet! You will get taken down.

     Another mistake commonly performed by beginners is they dont keep their heads up. If your head is not looking up straight, then your opponent can put his hand on your head and then he will be able to control where your body moves. Also if your head is being pushed down then you will actually lose alot of your power. I will explain this in the next article in more detail that will talk about beginners and when they try to do a takedown and get stuck. After reading that article you will see how much power you lose when your opponent pushes your head down.

     Now lets talk about tie-ups. When you tie-up with your opponent most wrestlers put their heads together ear-to ear. This is incorrect, the proper way to tie- up if you are going to push your head against your opponents is to have only the tops of your heads touching. During your wrestling season you will probably hear your coaches tell you this as well.

     The next article here will be the common mistakes made when a new wrestler either doesn’t fully understand the rules, or how to execute moves, this will be in the wrestling tips for beginners catagory. This will be a very important article because if you dont know what your doing then obviously dont count on winning too many matches, if any. Along with this will come with a list of rules, some moves for beginners, and wrestling tips on how to do these moves so they are very effective. This will be the last article on mistakes so now we can concentrate on different aspects of wrestling.

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