photo 78In changing levels, wrestlers lower or raise their hips to move their bodies in a vertical plane. It takes a lot of practice for wrestlers to keep the correct body positioning when changing levels.

rileyHere are key points to focus on when teaching your wrestlers how to change levels:

  • Keep the head up.
  • Do not bend at the waist, bend at the knees.
  • Raise or lower hips while maintaining proper positioning.

Knowing how to change levels properly helps a wrestler attack his or her opponent without breaking from a strong position.


Click on the Coaches' Clipboard icon and then click on Offensive Neutral Position Moves to see some essential moves that rely on changing levels.


Click on Next to preview a game that's helpful in practicing this skill.