Off Season Strength Goals

Our team finished the state tournament the third weekend in February. I am happy to say that we came out on top and won our 13th consecutive VA State Championship. Now that a couple weeks have passed we are well on our way to preparing for #14. One of the cornerstones of our off-season routine…

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How to Make Huge Gains During Wrestling Season

I want to talk about two things that I feel make a huge difference when it comes to getting the most out of your wrestlers throughout the entire season. The first is something that Coach Gable did a great job with and I try to focus on, as well. It is \having a lot of…

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Youth Wrestling (Parent – Coach Conversations)

Every year wrestlers of all ages across the country take to the mat.  Whether they are a first year wrestler or going for a fourth state title one of the goals should be to have a great experience.  With all the ups and downs a wrestling season can hold a parents and coaches roll can…

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Sometimes You Gotta Be Sneaky

I have sent some emails out to my group where I talked about “laser focus” and its roll when developing practice strategies. I talked about how I try to do this when deciding on what to work on in an effort to developing my team especially later in the year when you have pinpointed specific…

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The Best/Worse Night of My Wrestling Career

The life lessons you can gain from wrestling are countless, but one of the best lessons you will learn from the sport is how to deal with adversity.  Adversity can come in many forms an you will deal with it your entire life.  One of two things happens when it comes at you; you get…

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What Do You Stand For?

I was recently listening to a seminar and the guy talking was exploring building a successful business.  I often read books and try to educate myself on how to succeed in the business world because I consider a coach to be a CEO of a business (their team) or a competitor a CEO of a personal…

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Learn to Wrestle Quick by Using Systems

Importance of a System You can look all around you and see the power of using systems to achieve greatness.  Walk into any Subway, Chipotle or any chain restaurant and watch the workers flow through the system that was developed to mass produce food, customer service and massive profits.  Look to Russian and how they…

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Why Wrestle Freestyle & Greco-Roman

I am a firm believer that if you want a chance at becoming a State Champion and truly want to be prepared to wrestle in college you must wrestle Freestyle and Greco-Roman in the off-season. Should I wrestle Freestyle and Greco-Roman during the off-season? Yes!! I have been either competing or coaching in wrestling for the…

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