Ultimate Wrestling System

Ultimate Wrestling System


Daryl Weber: Hi, Coach Weber here, creator
of the Ultimate Wresting System, head coach at Christiansburg High School, and Gable-trained
NCAA champion. I’m super excited to put this video on. I’m going to take some time
on this video to talk about what I call my Ultimate Wrestling System. I’m extremely
passionate about this. I have put so much time and effort into this. I think it’s
the guts of our program. I’m really excited to break this down and let you know what it’s
all about. By watching this video, what I want you to
get out of this is I want you to get a clear idea on what to focus on technically. Whether
you’re a beginning wrestler, a youth wrestler, middle school, high school, first-year wrestler,
defending state champion, I’m hoping that you can get some direction out of this video.
I’m going to show you throughout this video how you can get access to basically 30-plus
years of wrestling knowledge from me. I started wrestling when I was 10 years old, and I’m
40 years old now. I’ve been coaching at the high school ranks for 13 years. I’m
not only going to show you how you can get access to this, but I’m also going to show
you how you can get me to work with you personally and to implement this, and pick my brain even
after you have access to these videos and all this technique.
I want to start off by just talking about the development and the philosophy behind
the Ultimate Wrestling System. When I was a wrestler, and especially since I’ve been
a coach, I’ve always felt like the clock was ticking. I always felt like I had to have
a sense of urgency about everything. Especially as a coach, you only have … Typically, practice
is two hours long. You only have so many a week. You only have so much time to spend
with your team or a wrestler to get the most out of them.
When I figured that out, when that really hit me when I first started coaching, like,
“Hey, to get the most out of these kids, I got to use my time efficient,” so I immediately
started writing up a system of what I wanted to get done. The philosophy behind the system
is I wanted aggressive Gable-style wrestling. I wanted my wrestlers to be in-your-face,
aggressive wrestlers. I wanted them to be relentless but not reckless.
Coach Gable obviously did an awesome job of teaching his teams and his wrestlers how to
have an aggressive style, put a lot of points on the board, to get wrestlers to dominate,
but I soon realized at the high school and youth level, “Hey, I’m not dealing with
the same level athletes Coach Gable was.” Maybe I tried to get a kid to be really relentless,
but he got reckless at the same time and was giving up his legs and giving up easy points.
I had to really analyze the level, because I’m working with first-year wrestlers, youth
wrestlers. Even an all-state kid is not the level that you’re going to see at a high-level
Division I program. I had to really tailor this system to be aggressive but also not
to be reckless, because I didn’t want to give up a bunch of points.
I wanted my system, what I taught my wrestlers, to have a solid foundation. I wanted whatever
they learned the first day they started wrestling in our program, I wanted them to be able to
use that, if they were in youth league, to use that in middle school and to still be
able to use that in high school, and if they went to college, to still be able to use it.
I’m not about teaching a youth wrestler some fancy move that’ll get him some wins
in the youth league and then he’s got to scrap it completely, forget about it when
he gets to middle school or high school. I wanted to be able to start off with solid
fundamentals that would score points immediately and that you could build off of, and the more
you built on it, the more solid your fundamentals and your foundation were. Basically, what
I taught you in the rec league you’d be able to do in the national finals. That’s
the philosophy behind it. I wanted a system that led to confidence,
led to confidence in a couple different ways, but the biggest is I want to be able to look
back a month into the season and say, “Hey, we’ve been working on this, this, this,
and everything is going as planned. That’s what we need to work on. Those are the things
that are going to lead to success.” I don’t want to be looking and saying, “Geez, and
should I have been working on this? Maybe I shouldn’t have done this. Maybe I took
a wrong turn here.” I wanted to really put some thought into it, make sure it was good
stuff, and be confident in it. Even more so than that, at the end of the
year, after our state tournament, no matter what happens, individually, team-wise, I want
to be able to look back as a coach and say, “Hey, we gave it our all. We used our time
the most efficient way possible. We got as much done in the allotted time that we could.”
Basically, I want to manage my time with my athletes as efficient and the best way possible.
This is the Ultimate Wrestling System, but it’s also a good way to have the ultimate
time-management system, because that’s what it boils down to, using your time with your
athletes the best way possible. When I developed this system, obviously I
had the pen on the paper, I was writing all this down, I’m tweaking this with wrestlers,
but there’s so many key influencers into this Ultimate Wrestling System. I consider
myself extremely lucky. I started wrestling in Gilbertville Don Bosco in Iowa when I was
10 years old. The head coach at Don Bosco High School was Dan Mashek. Dan Mashek is
the winningest high school coach in Iowa history, so I came right out of the gate and had a
great coach, extremely knowledgeable, had a great philosophy that was getting instilled
in me from the first day on the mat. Coach Mashek was a teammate of Coach Gable’s.
After high school, I went to the University of Iowa, and my head coach was Coach Dan Gable,
Olympic champion, legendary coach. Obviously everybody in the wrestling world knows Coach
Gable, and most everybody outside the wrestling world knows Coach Gable. The more I look back,
the older I get, the more I realize how fortunate I was to be able to wrestle under such a legend.
The assistant coach while I was there was Jimmy Zalesky. He was the guy I met routinely
in the mornings. He taught me how to wrestle. He taught me my style. He moved on to Oregon
State, and he’s doing great things there. Those coaches that I had at high school and
college, my main coaches, they’re legends. They’re legends in the sport. These guys
are big, big influencers in everything I do. Then I have my teammates, who some of them
ended up being some of my coaches, the Brands brothers, the Stiener brothers, Mark Ironside,
Lincoln McIlravy, Mike Mena, Joe Williams, Mark Rieland, and many, many more. I was surrounded
by just studs and some of the best the sport’s ever seen. There was always greats around
us at the University of Iowa, Randy Lewis, Royce Alger.
Then I moved on after I was done competing, and I started coaching at the high school
level under Coach Kevin Dresser, who’s the head coach at Virginia Tech and won a gazillion
high school state championships when he was in the high school ranks. From the time I
started at 10 years old until the time I took over as head coach at Christiansburg, I was
extremely fortunate to be surrounded by just amazing people, amazing athletes, awesome
wrestlers. Then once I got into the high school ranks,
I realized, “Hey, these good teams, their coaches teach systems. They’re all hitting
the same moves.” I started studying other coaches that had video systems out there or
[inaudible 00:08:19] great teams that we would see, I would watch what they were doing, and
maybe if I saw them at a camp or something, I’d pick their brain. I drew from all of
these great people I was surrounded by while I was a competitor, while I was a assistant
coach. Then I also pulled from people I didn’t really know personally, I knew of them, but
I studied their systems, and I pulled things from their systems that worked with mine,
and then put it all together. All these people influence what I teach and where I’ve gotten
to. You might say, “Well, Coach, you were fortunate
to have all these great people around you, and you studied all these people. You’re
still coaching. Why do you want to let your secret out of the bag? Why are you going to
show us all this?” After 30 years, I still have a burning desire every day. Every day,
I study what I’m going to do at practice. I write up a practice plan. I study what the
team needs. I try to think of new ways to teach and get techniques and philosophies
and strategies across to the wrestlers. As you get older, or as I get older, I feel
like I need to make the biggest difference possible. I need to help as many people possible.
I need to use the blessings that I had as I grew up and as I wrestled and what I’ve
learned, and help as many people as possible, because the way I look at it, wrestling is
the best sport, bar none. The things that wrestling teach you can’t be taught at the
same level in other sports, not in team sports, not in other individual sports.
The way that accountability, determination, the direct correlation between hard work and
success, there are just so many things that go into becoming a great wrestler, and not
even a great wrestler, just being a wrestler. Even if you don’t win state titles, just
learning how to show up every day, and be positive, and work your tail off, and understand
the importance of hard work, youth need that. I feel that the more I can help people out,
the more success they may have, and the more likely they are to stick with it, and then
the more likely people are going to stay with the sport and learn those skills, those nuts
and bolts of being a successful person, not just a wrestler. That’s why I’m trying
to get my stuff out there, trying to help as many people as possible.
I think it’s important as a coach and as a wrestler, you need to know what you want
and how to get it. I’m sure if you’re like me, when I was younger or I first started
coaching, I would see other competitors or other teams, and just see that maybe this
guy’s just an absolute hammer, and they make it look so effortless, and they’re
so aggressive, and they hit so many holds, and they just look so good. If you’re not
there, if you’re outside that loop or you’re not at that level, you can really scratch
your head and say, “How do I get like that? How does that happen for me?” It’s impressive
to watch people like that, but if you don’t have a road map, if you don’t know how to
do it exactly, it can be a hard road. There’s going to be a lot of twists and turns and
wrong turns, and it can take a long time to figure things out.
What happens to a lot of people is they get caught up, especially in this internet age
with so many videos and so much access to other people, you get caught up in everybody’s
little whiz-bang secret move, secret technique, “This is how I do it,” and then you learn
one move here and you learn another move there, and none of it flows together. The next thing
you know, you don’t know up from down. I’m a firm believer, in anything, if I want
to succeed on any front, you need to learn complexity through simplicity. What that means
is you got to have an eye, when you’re going to attack a skill, you got to have an eye
to find the core, the fundamentals, the most important things of that skill, strip it down
to the lowest level, and start teaching there, and then build off of that. If you don’t
have the fundamentals of something, of any skill, and you’re trying to learn the more
advanced formula, you’re never going to get it. You need to strip it down to the simplest
form, and then you build off of that, and you can become complex. You can look like
you’ve got whiz-bang moves and you’re this incredible wrestler, but it’s all built
off the simple foundations. Too many people look too hard. They look too hard, or they
can’t see. They can’t see. They just don’t have the experience, the knowledge, to see
what’s really important. You might ask, “Okay, Coach, what’s so
special about your recipe? There’s all kinds of people on the internet I can get advice
off of.” Number one, when it comes to the Ultimate Wrestling System, I had a lot of
success as a wrestler. I was a national champion. I was a three-time All-American. I took second
in the U.S. Open in freestyle. I was two-time state champion in Iowa. We can say that, but
everybody knows that being a successful wrestler doesn’t mean you have a really good grip
on the sport or that you are good at teaching other people how to wrestle.
On top of my success as a wrestler, I was surrounded by greats from the beginning, from
my high school coach to my college coaches to everybody that surrounded me at college,
great people, the coaches I coached with, all of these people. The thing about my career
is I was not this super-talented athlete. I learned really, really early that I had
to really pay attention and I had to have a sense of urgency about learning things and
picking things up from all these great people that were around me in order for me to get
good. I think that that taught me to study other people and actually see the smaller
things that made a difference. As I went through all of this in high school
and college, and around all these people, I was studying because I wanted to become
a better wrestler. I was learning from them, not because I wanted to be a good coach at
that time, because I wanted to be a good wrestler. It was all sinking in. On top of having a
lot of accomplishments, I was around a lot of great people, and I studied them when I
was there. I picked a lot of stuff up from all these greats.
When I started coaching and I knew that I had to get a system to work off of so I had
some direction, I took all those experiences, all those key influencers, and it all came
together to what I thought was the best path. I drew up this plan, and then I immersed myself
in the trenches for over a decade with it. I developed it. I tweaked it. I re-tweaked
it. I was in the trenches. I’ve been working over a decade with youth and high school wrestlers
on a daily basis, basically. I was fortunate to have success, to be around great people.
These aren’t theories. The system isn’t based on “this should happen if you do this.”
I’ve been in the trenches for over a decade daily with youth and high school kids with
tremendous success, lots of state champions, national champions, nationally ranked kids.
I’ve got kids that go to college in Division I and make an immediate impact because of
the skills they learned with me. All this put together has created this system,
and this system has proven results with wrestlers just like you. I work with first-year wrestlers.
I pride myself not on how many state titles, really. I pride myself on how fast I can take
any wrestler from A to B. How fast can I improve that wrestler? That’s my goal. That’s
my goal. That’s what I think is the recipe that makes this such a great system, all that
put together. What do I get with this Ultimate Wrestling
System? After you purchase it, right after you pay, you’re going to be directed to
a page where you’re going to create some login information, and you’re going to get
immediate digital access in a members area. All the videos, everything’s going to be
sitting right there. You can start watching it online.
Within three to five business days from when you purchase, you’re going to get 10 DVDs
sent to you with over 20 hours of instruction. This 20 hours of instruction is split into
five sections. Everything is taught in a systematic fashion in a tier level. It’s all tiered
out. When you hit “play” on any system or any area, the first thing you see is the
first thing you should learn or the first thing you should teach. Then you go from there.
If I show one move, that’s going to be the most basic part of that move. You’re going
to get relentless with that move. That’s how you’re going to get it, but if somebody
else does this, then we’re going to do this, and then we’re going to do this. It’s
going to build off of it. As you learn those other parts, it’s always solidifying the
foundation. You’re going to get all this information, and it’s going to be taught
to you in a systematic fashion that has worked for over a decade with youth and high school
wrestlers just like you or just like your wrestlers.
The first section is what I call the Ultimate Takedown Series. The Ultimate Takedown Series
is six DVDs. It’s 12 one-hour sessions, basically everything that I teach in the neutral
position to my program. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re … You go
through this, your goal should be that at least be able to drill all of this stuff,
have a grip on all of it, but there’s going to be something that you can really sink your
teeth into, whether you’re a lightweight, a middleweight, a heavyweight, athletic, nonathletic,
fast, slow. You’re going to have something in there.
What I did when I taught this, when I put this series together, this video series, is
I took a couple of my younger up-and-coming wrestlers … they’re not ringers yet. They
haven’t won state titles or anything like that. They’re still learning … and I taught
them this on purpose because I wanted to be able to show, on the video, show how it should
be done, and then show how to teach it to somebody, and then have them work on it. They
commit common mistakes that everybody sees in their practice run. I show you how to fix
those common mistakes with little tweaks and little things that I point out and maybe little
drills to fix them. That’s what I wanted to get out of this.
I didn’t want it to be a video series where I come on and I say, “This is what you need
to do,” and I show you the perfect way to do it, and there you go, because especially
in the neutral position, there’s a lot of mistakes made as you’re learning. If you
know how to, first off, see those mistakes, don’t let them slip by, and then fix them
immediately, address them immediately in a fashion that will fix them as fast as possible,
then you’re going to get a lot out of this. What you’re going to get on this section,
in the Ultimate Takedown Series, you’re going to learn tie-ups, power shots, single
legs, sweep singles, high crotches, low singles, knee-pull singles, low high crotches, outside
shot series, shot finishes from the feet, from the knees, shot defenses to all these
attacks, misdirection shots, turks, front headlocks, offense, defense, setups, short
offense, pass-bys, drags, quick-scoring opportunities, upper body, and even more. You’re going
to touch on a lot of different areas in here, but like I said, it’s all taught in a systematic
fashion. If you’re a beginning wrestler, you can hit each of these videos and say,
“Okay, I’m going to learn the first move in all of these.” Then you master those,
and then you go and you learn the next tier of all of those. You build upon the basics
with that. The next section is Escapes and Reversals.
Escapes and Reversals, they’re basically bottom wrestling. My philosophy is really
simple on bottom. Stand up on the whistle. Explode on the whistle. I’m not about teaching
these fancy moves that will work at the youth level and then they don’t work when you
get older. I’m about good, old-fashioned stand up. I’m not blind. I realize that
not everybody can just stand up straight to their feet, but that’s what it’s got to
be based off of. That’s why we have a series. If you stand up, and a guy does this, you’re
going to do that. If he does this, you’re going to do that. We teach a whole series
that it strings it all together, but it’s all based off coming off of bottom real quick.
There’s a lot of other holds put into that series. You learn how to chain wrestle. You
look how to hit two, three, four moves in a row. Then we go into leg defense. Everybody
has to know how to get out of [inaudible 00:21:46] leg. You don’t want to let him in, but you
got to know how to get out, too. Sit-out series, switch series. We learn how to defend the
most common breakdowns from the top position, how to hand fight from the bottom. Tight-waist
defense, turk defense, cross-wrist defense, spiral-ride defense, claw defense, cradle
defense, cross-wrist defense, merkle defense. Then there’s a lot of other holds that aren’t
mentioned in here because they’re put into those series, and they’re just melded together
basically in chain wrestling series. The next section, Granby Defense System. I’ve
been coaching in the birthplace of the Granby System, Virginia, for over a decade. This
has forced our program to build a rock-solid Granby defense series. If you’ve ever wrestled
a Granby wrestler or a Granby team, and you didn’t know how to stop it or you couldn’t
see it coming, it can be pretty devastating. What I’ve put together is a little system
that we’ve used for years. Coach Dresser taught this system, and I’ve added to it
and tweaked it a little bit over the years. We wrestle the best Granby System teams there
are, and we have a lot of success stopping it. We have a lot of success turning their
Granby efforts into pins for us a lot of times. This is something that you can teach your
team in probably one practice, and then it takes 15, 20 minutes to click through it,
maybe a day-before practice, before you wrestle a Granby team or a wrestler, just to refresh
it. Next, Turns and Pins. Turns and Pins I believe
is a lost art. Too many people get caught up in takedown, let him up, try to be this
flashy wrestler. To me, and where I came from and how I was taught, there’s nothing more
exciting than a pinner. There is nothing better than watching somebody that can go out there
and work somebody over from the top position and pin them. That’s got to be the goal.
That’s the ultimate goal. Coach Gable, Coach Mashek, they taught a old-school
style. They wrestled for Coach [Simms 00:23:51] at West Waterloo and that whole group that
came through there, that whole era, were all about grinding people from the top position
and looking for pins. Even if you don’t get a pin, if you have this style, even if
you don’t turn them, you break your opponents. This stuff where a guy stand up and you just
cut him, if you want to win tough matches, that’s not what it takes. If you want to
go to college and wrestle, you got to know how to lift and return guys and grind them
into the mat. We go over cross-wrist series, cross-face series, chicken wings, near-wrist
series, half-nelson series, leg turns and drills, nearside cradles. This isn’t just
one hold. There’s a whole system that goes with each of these. They’re all [inaudible
00:24:31] together. All of these systems and these series, I’ve had a lot of success
with all types of wrestlers at the high school and youth level.
The last section, definitely not the least, is my Ultimate Front Headlock Two-Hour Clinic.
In my book, if you don’t know how to utilize a front headlock position, you are dropping
the ball big time. It’s like Coach Gable says … He’s got a quote. It says, “I
shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.” If you don’t know how to use a front headlock,
if you get a front headlock and just let people go or you’re not looking to score from a
front headlock, or you get your arm reeled in and you’re always getting stalemates
there, you have no chance of understanding Coach Gable’s philosophy.
If you pick this up, it can be an absolute game changer for your team and for you as
an individual wrestler. This was a part of my wrestling system when I was a competitor,
from when I was in high school and in college, and it’s been a huge part of our Christiansburg
program. We go over, I call it, quick-score series, torture position series, float series,
scoring from the feet, setups, defenses. I go over drills that we use to get good at
front headlock and get good at scoring. Basically, any time we have a front headlock, we are
looking to score. That’s our mentality. You’re going to get all this knowledge,
but you’re going to get more, because if I hand this off to you, you’ll see what
I think is important, the techniques that I think are important. You’ll even see that,
hey, this is how I teach it. This is how I put it together to try to make sense for youth
and beginner wrestlers and how to build off it for more advanced wrestlers.
I don’t want this to be one of those things where I just drop this video system off and
say, “See you later. Figure it out,” because there’s a lot of tricks to this. There’s
a lot in there, and I want to be there to help you out. I’m going to include some
bonuses. If you purchase the Ultimate Wrestling System, there’s going to be some bonuses.
These bonuses are going to help you take action. That’s the biggest thing between people
that succeed and people that don’t. It’s not that the people that don’t succeed don’t
have the knowledge, or haven’t been taught, or aren’t around the right people. They
don’t take action. If you buy this system, and it sits on your
shelf and you never pay attention, or you watch it one time and then you forget everything,
you’re not taking action, and you’re not going to get anything out of it. Secondly,
it’s going to help answer questions, because you’re going to have questions. It’s going
to give you direction. That’s what I want with the bonuses. I want to get you this information,
and then I want to help you take action, I want to answer questions as you have them,
and I want to give you direction with this. The first bonus is an outline of all the techniques.
Each video, every little series is going to have an outline with the techniques involved
in that series, and it’s going to tier them out. You’re going to know, “Okay, this
is the beginner level. This is the intermediate level. This is advanced level.” You might
go through a bunch of videos and just, if you’re a beginning wrestler or you’re
new to it or a younger wrestler, you may just go through all the videos and just work on
the tier one or the beginner-level techniques. Once you get those down, circle back through
and pick up the intermediates. Add those to it. Then go to the advanced. I’m going to
break that down, how I see it should be broken down, and how I break it down when I deal
with younger wrestlers and beginning wrestlers. I’m also going to have a video for you where
I talk about how I plan for the season, how I put my system together for the season based
on the needs of my team, the needs of wrestlers, how I lay it all out and how I lay it out
for each practice. Every practice, I go in knowing exactly what I want to accomplish.
Obviously, the plan I start the season off with isn’t the plan I end with. It takes
a lot of turns depending on what we need to work on at the competitions, evaluating practices.
I’m going to talk about how I do that, as well. That’s going to give you direction.
The third thing is you’re going to get an invitation to a private Google Plus Community
where I personally answer questions. You can go to this Google Plus Community. It’s private.
Only people that have purchased the Ultimate Wrestling System are going to be in there.
You can go in there and post a question. “Hey, Coach, I watched this video. I don’t understand
this. I do it this way. Is this all right?” You can ask anything you want, and I will
be in there personally answering those questions. Other members of this community can answer
those questions, as well. How much is all of this? The instruction,
the individual technique series, if you bought them each individually, that’s over 230
dollars. The bonuses are immeasurable. The bonuses could be worth zero or they could
be worth a million dollars. If you don’t ever go in the Google Plus Community, if you
don’t listen to the video or pay attention to how to set goals or how to plan for practices,
if you don’t use any of those, they’re not going to be worth very much. If you use
them to the fullest extent, if you study how these techniques are tiered out, what should
I be teaching my beginner-level kids and then move on up to the next level, and how do I
set my plan for the season and make sure I’m ready for practice every single day, and then
I go in and I ask questions in the Google Plus Community, and I learn from that, I have
no idea how much that’d be worth. It’d be a lot. If you’re a competitive person,
it’d be worth a lot. What I charge for this, all of this, the bonuses,
the DVDs, the instant access, the online access, is 149.99. You’re going to get instant access
right after you purchase, you’re going to get 10 DVDs delivered, all the bonuses, and
you get a 60-day money-back guarantee, 100 percent 60-day money-back guarantee, no risk
to you. Within the 60 days of purchasing it, you get those in the mail, you start watching
them, and you don’t think they’re worth 149.99, you send them back, no questions asked,
you get 100 percent back. My challenge is to you, take action. Realize
the clock is ticking. The end of the season’s going to be here, next season’s going to
be here before you know it. If you’re in youth, middle school is going to be here before
you know it. If you’re in middle school, high school is going to be here before you
know it. If you want to wrestle in college, it’s going to be here before you know it.
Take advantage of all the resources around you so when it’s all said and done, no matter
what happens … you reach your goal, you don’t reach your goal … you can look back
and say, “You know what? I did everything I could.” If you do that and you reach your
goals, I tell you what, there’s no better feeling in the world. You pay the price and
you get the reward, that’s the best thing out there. If you fall short, you better be
able to look back and say, “You know what? I did everything I could.” That makes that
pill just a little bit easier to swallow. I’ve been there. I’ve been there.
I can’t think of anything else to include in this package. You could order it right
now, right below this video. There’s more information on this page. I want to thank
you for watching this video, and I want to wish you the best of luck in the great sport
of wrestling.

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