10 Qualities of a Winner

1. A winner doesn’t make excuses. Its easy to find reasons to miss practices and workouts. Winner’s find reasons to attend them even when conditions are not ideal. 2. A winner maintains a White Belt Mentality. WInner’s know that they can learn something from everyone. They aren’t too proud to learn from people who are not “on their level.”…

5 World Trials Thoughts

1. Many of America’s best wrestlers have strong Faith. Listen to interviews by Jordan Burroughs, Brent Metcalf and Tervel Dlagnev. They speak openly about their faith. It’s on the forefront of their minds before and after they wrestle. To be the total package you need all 3 dimensions- Physical, Mental and Spiritual. 2. Offense eventually…

12 Mindset Red Flags

1. Not Pulling the Trigger. Wrestling too cautiously or conservative. 2. Looking like a different wrestler in practices and matches. 3. Lacking the Killer Instinct. Not wrestling aggressively. 4. Poor body language- looking scared or timid before matches. 5. Not wrestling to your potential. 6. Low confidence. 7. Very nervous before matches. 8. Easily distracted…

10 Ways to Build Confidence on the Mat

I don’t need to sell anyone on the importance of Confidence in wrestling. Simply put it’s an absolute must. It separates the good from the great and the elite from everyone else. Our 1-1 mindset program is all about practical wrestling specific exercises wrestlers can do to improve their mindset. Here are 10 practical ways…

First Step to Mental Toughness

The First Step to Build Mental Toughness Coaches often talk about putting their athletes through intense workouts to build Mental Toughness. I am a firm believer in that but there is a step that may precede that. This is something I learned by studying the greatest warriors of all time. Most of us look at…

5 Reasons to Train your Mindset

1. You agree that the sport is at least 50% mental. Any high level wrestler, coach or parent will tell you that wrestling is at least 50% mental. Usually the number is much higher. So why aren’t you directly training your mindset? 2. You do not get better at math by studying English. If there…

Devin Carter Mindset Interview

What percent of wrestling would you say is mental? I firmly believe that wrestling is at least 70% mental. Everyone out there has trained their bodies and gotten in the best shape possible. Everyone else knows almost the same exact technique. The mentality of the sport is the game-changer. What is your Mental Edge or…