One of my wrestlers (a 6th grader) came into practice yesterday, two days after not placing in the state tournament, hungrier than ever. He wasn’t satisfied with his results this […]
Competing is a critical step in the developmental process. That’s what wrestling is all about. This is not a sport like Taekwondo where progress is based on the teacher deciding […]
Whether your wrestler started off winning or found success after grinding for years, the expectations and pressure to win get elevated both from them and you. You go into tournaments […]
In 28+ years of coaching, I have seen kids grow up through the sport, become adults and reap the rewards of what they've learned through experiencing the greatest and oldest sport on earth. There are several incredible benefits of wrestling...
I used to always wonder if there was something that parents of the “good wrestlers” were doing differently. Over time, I’ve observed that there are definitely common characteristics and actions of these parents.
Wrestling is a tough sport and is different than most youth sports. It’s not only more physically exerting, it can be much harder mentally. While not every child is the same, here are a few tips that will help you be the best wrestling parent you can be:
For some, it clicks right away. For the majority, however, it takes time to become good at wrestling. These are the levels they will jump and the steps they will take as they progress in the sport.