The following are 10 techniques, positions, or areas of emphasis to help your program. The
list is not exhaustive. I know more can and should be included if you are looking for a
comprehensive list. Also, there is no particular order of the list. There is only a list that runs
through my mind each day that I want my team to know.
We can learn a lot about the mindset of an individual by listening to them talk about their performance. The best time is to listen is when they are unedited and honest. Think Spencer Lee after the NCAA final match last year. “Excuses are for wussies.” Right there is Lee’s mindset. We can learn from that one simple statement. Not what he said but his beliefs. He believes in not making excuses and those that make them lack mental toughness. Or A.J. Ferrari. Looking at the content, aside from the comical display and 600-pound deadlift, you can tell he is open and enjoys wrestling. He wrestles like he is having fun, which translates to a higher level of mental toughness few have. He wrestles to win with no apparent fear of losing. Download our free guide for developing mental toughness with your wrestlers and let’s explore this topic together.
Here are nine ways to enhance the qualities of your practices. When the quality improves,
so does its effectiveness. As a result, you get more done, and your team will be more
Check out the ten ways to make teaching wrestling more effective for your team. Teaching is an art and the best instructors make basic and advanced techniques simple to learn.
When it comes to coaching, Measuring success is different for everyone. Some define success as a winning percentage. Others by the lives they have impacted. Ultimately, a good coach develops a system they feel is effective, a consistent work ethic and a willingness to adjust and make changes if something isn’t working.
If you haven’t written your personal philosophy, I advise you to do so. It is your mission and “why.” And when times are tough, it will remind you of the reason you are doing it. Here are 12 questions to ask yourself that will guide you in developing your coaching philosophy.
Accountability is a modern-day buzzword. It is thrown around team locker rooms, business
meetings and in schools. But what is it really? Find out John Klessinger’s take on accountability by downloading our Coaching Guide.
John Klessinger reflects on his experience with The Program, a leadership and team-building company for high school, college and professional teams, and shares ten of his most critical takeaways.
Nine points of emphasis that I have found pay big dividends if you want to be a successful coach. First, however, it is time that you must put into it. Nothing genuinely worthwhile ever comes easy. Nor does coaching a successful wrestling program.
It is always about progressing and learning more. Getting better each day. As I watched the Olympics, my eye was on the little things. The small details that will pay big dividends later on.
For many wrestling programs, team captains are selected to be leaders of the program. The selection process — as well as the role of a team captain — can vary by wrestling program. But it’s role that is held in high regard by many wrestling coaches.
Every wrestling coach has dealt with that one parent who makes things difficult. In fact, many coaches may cringe when they think of the difficulties they have had with certain parents over the years. Use these tips to help when such situations inevitably arise.
Wrestlers aren’t the only ones who need mental motivation and training. Coaches too, in fact, also need mental training, and to learn how to focus on the mental aspects of coaching to become better coaches.
Selecting clinicians to instruct at a wrestling camp can be a difficult but important decision. Wrestling clinicians bring different backgrounds, philosophies and strengths to the table. So how do you choose a clinician?
Every season, college wrestling coaches around the country face difficult decisions on whether or not to redshirt incoming recruits or wrestlers who have not redshirted. These redshirting decisions have immediate and future implications on both the individual and team.
It happens in every sport, at every level: Kids transfer from one school to another. At the high school level, there can be numerous factors. A parent moves to a new city or new state to take a new job. A family isn’t happy with a child’s current situation, so they move them from one school to another. Check out our quick guide on how to best handle transfers.
According to the National Wrestling Coaches Association, women’s wrestling is the fastest growing high school sport in the United States. In addition, the growth of women’s wrestling in American colleges has seen a 400 percent growth in the past five years.
With many camps of varying styles to choose from, selecting the right one can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Check out our helpful guide for choosing the best camp for your wrestlers.
Backups, or reserves, play a key role on a wrestling team, but it can oftentimes be a challenge to keep them motivated, especially if they are seeing very little action in competition. Learn how to get the most out of your backups and keep them motivated.
The use of film study has become increasingly widespread in virtually every sport, including wrestling.
Wrestling teams at all levels keep stats, but are you putting your data to work for you and maximizing your statistical advantage?
The sport of wrestling continues to change and evolve. Watch a wrestling match from the 1940s or 50s and it can look much different than a wrestling match today. As wrestling evolves, coaches must evolve as well, which means staying current on techniques and tactics from the developmental level to the Olympic level.daltonjensen680.jpg
We’ve compiled a list of great ideas for creating excitement around your home wrestling events. These ideas have already worked for some mat programs, and might just work at your school too.