To answer your questions: Technique to work on: - Stance/footwork! Many of the boys are slow on their feet, and come out of their stance. I want them to push the pace of the match and be the aggressor, but many of them at this level have yet to grasp basic fundaments like a good stance and staying in position. - Getting out from the bottom! Although many of the kids (like myself) are not "naturally" fast, I do believe this sense of urgency and explosiveness can be taught through drilling/constant repetition. - Wrist control & moving the opponent --> Rather than blindly diving at their opponents' legs, I strive to teach the kids to control the tie-ups. Moving the opponent toward us and establishing angles to set up shots from will be part of the drilling.