Phrase to Avoid in Wrestling

As a Coach or Parent it is advisable to avoid the common phrase “Give up One and not Two.” If you are coaching inexperienced wrestlers I have no problem with this phrase. In fact, it is an important lesson to understand. However, any intermediate or advanced wrestler is well aware that it is better to…

Turn Injuries into Success

Stop letting injuries hold you back! I understand that injuries are often very physically restricting, but I also know that most injuries effect wrestlers more mentally than anything else. If you wrestle a long career, injuries in wrestling are going to happen. Almost no high level wrestler is competing completely injury free. That doesn’t mean…

3 Steps to Success on the Mat

Stop over complicating things. Stop making excuses. Success (although not easy) is simple. Here are the 3 steps that will guarantee lead to greater success. No shocker that these are the 3 pillars of Wrestling Mindset: 1. Intensity- Whether you are running, lifting, wrestling, or even stretching your intensity should always be through the roof.…

Are you All in?

Are you all in? Are you committed? Its a simple question. If you have to think about it the answer is likely no. I have been asked, what does being all in mean? How do I know if I am REALLY committed? My definition of Commitment/All In:¬†Pursuing your goal fiercely regardless of circumstances.¬† Whether things…

Optimism Beats Realism

I watched a great clip last week on the Mindset of Will Smith. He caught my attention when he said, “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” Immediately I related this to the athletes I work with. Each wrestler is encouraged to keep a daily journal of their thoughts about the previous week’s…