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FILA coaches clinic to draw top international names on Nov. 9-12 in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Some of the biggest names in international wrestling will converge on Colorado Springs on Nov. 9-12 for the FILA Advanced School for Coaches in Freestyle Wrestling.

Among the coaches scheduled to speak and instruct will be Youri Shakhmuradov of Russia, Stephan Kazarian of Armenia, Harold Tunnemann of Germany and Dan Gable of the United States.

The event will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Coaches from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Haiti, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Russia, Armenia and the U.S. are among those expected to take part in the program.

USA Wrestling National Freestyle Coach Kevin Jackson, USA Wrestling National Freestyle Resident Coach Terry Brands and USA Wrestling National Greco-Roman Coach Steve Fraser also will lead sessions during the four-day program. Jackson was a two-time World Champion and Olympic Champion, Brands a two-time World Champion and Fraser an Olympic Champion.

"The FILA coaches course is an important tool in the development of coaching around the World," said Mitch Hull, USA Wrestling's National Teams Director. "We're excited to have the privilege of hosting the course this year.

"We have three highly recognized individuals coming in internationally with Youri Shakhmuradov, Stephan Kazarian and Harold Tunnemann. And we also have one of the greatest international wrestlers of all-time in (1972 Olympic Gold Medalist) Dan Gable. What also makes this a great course is the strength our National Coaching Staff."

The FILA coaches program begins on Thursday morning, Nov. 9 and concludes at noon on Sunday, Nov. 12.

FILA Advanced School for Coaches in Freestyle Wrestling
Nov. 9-12, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Thursday, Nov. 9

7-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast (Cafeteria)
9-9:15 a.m. - Opening remarks and welcome (Aquatics Room) - FILA Representative
9:15-9:40 a.m. - FILA's intentions for development of freestyle wrestling. FILA/IOC's assistance and Olympic solidarity program (Aquatics Room) - FILA Representative
9:40-10:15 a.m. - Coaches role and behavior (Aquatics Room) - Technical Delegate
10:15-11:05 a.m. - Evaluation and Analysis of 2006 freestyle competition; Execution of the clinch with various tactics (Aquatics Room) - Prof. H. Tunnemann
11:05 a.m.-noon - Rules of freestyle competitors as a barometer for educational and training methods (Aquatics Room) - Prof. S. Kazarian
Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch (Cafeteria)
1-2:45 p.m. - Warm-up and Circuit Training (Wrestling Room) - Coach Shakhmuradov
3-4 p.m. - Weight Training Methods to build muscular strength (Aquatics Room) - Prof. H. Tunnemann, Prof. S. Kazarian
4-5 p.m. - Lecture presentation (Aquatics Room) - Coach Dan Gable

Friday, Nov. 10

7-8 a.m. - Breakfast (Cafeteria)
8-9:30 a.m. - Observe men's freestyle practice (Wrestling Room) - Coach Terry Brands
9:45-10:45 a.m. - Tactics and strategy for the mat (Wrestling Room) - Coach Dan Gable
10:45-11:45 a.m. - Training and drilling in fundamental areas (Wrestling Room) - Coach Terry Brands
Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch (Cafeteria)
1-2 p.m. - Nutrition and recovery (Aquatics Room) - Dr. Portman
2-3 p.m. - Sports Psych (Aquatics Room) - Kirsten Peterson
3-4 p.m. - Periodization (Aquatics Room) - Coach Steve Fraser
4-5 p.m. - Individualization of Practice (Aquatics Room) - Coach Kevin Jackson

Saturday, Nov. 11

7-8 a.m. - Breakfast (Cafeteria)
8:30-10 a.m. - Strength and conditioning (Weight Room) - Patrick Borkowski
10-11 a.m. - Dummy Exercises (Wrestling Room) - Greco Coaches
11 a.m.-noon - Techniques, tactical schemes for execution of holds (Wrestling Room) - Coach Kevin Jackson
Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch (Cafeteria)
1-1:30 p.m. - Preparation of team for Year Cycle (Aquatics Room) - Prof. S. Kazarian
1:30-2 p.m. - Modern training for explosive strength (Aquatics Room) - Prof. H. Tunnemann
2-3 p.m. - Video use in training (Wrestling Room) - Dave Bennett/Mike Leigh
3-5 p.m. - Open Mat - time for individual questions and attention with the National Staff (Wrestling Room) - USAW Freestyle Coaches

Sunday, Nov. 12

7-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast (Cafeteria)
9-9:45 a.m. - Round Table (Aquatics Room)
9:45-11:45 a.m. - Written examination (Aquatics Room)
11:45 a.m.-noon - Closing of clinic (Aquatics Room)
Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch (Cafeteria)
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