The coaches believe successful wrestling is based on these attributes
towards making the program its best: effort, technique, intelligence,
strength, and quickness. We believe in a highly intense style of
wrestling which places wrestlers on the defense. The aggressive style
of wrestling focuses on dominating the opponent physically and mentally.
The wrestler does not cease the pressure and remains in the opponent’s
face for the duration of the match. The wrestler must use all of these
attributes to maintain this aggressive style of wrestling. A true
champion must work harder, have discipline, and remain focused for the
entire match and season to fulfill his dreams.
We believe effort is vital to the success of the program. The wrestler
must be willing to sacrifice pride, dignity, and heart for the outcome
of the match. The wrestler must be willing to give their all without
worrying about the outcome. The technique, strength, quickness, and
intelligence will come once the desire to win is achieved. Wrestling is
a mental game of confidence and belief in one’s talents.
Wrestlers need goals for both the team and individual. Goals will
provide direction towards ultimate desires the wrestler wants to
achieve. The goals should be measurable, attainable, and based on their
strengths and weaknesses. This will maintain the effort to wrestle at a
high intensity and stamina throughout the season.
Technique and intelligence is the key towards state champions. Athletes
who develop their skills become more creative, self-assured, and
successful. Coaches must communicate highly successful skills and
strategies so wrestlers have the confidence to perform them in a
competitive situation. It is the quality of skill that matters, not the
quantity of the skills. The wrestler must have confidence in the skills
before the technique will be used in a match situation.
Strength and quickness leads to a well rounded wrestler capable of
dominating opponents. What is lost in technique and intelligence can be
gained in heart and conditioning. Wrestlers must continuously push
their bodies to the limits with an intensity above their opponents.
This intensity will place their opponents on the defense and wear down
their stamina. Eventually, it will cause the opponent to quit.
The coaches believe that effort, technique, intelligence, strength, and
quickness are vital ingredients for successful wrestling. We believe
wrestlers need to maximize their strengths and minimize their
weaknesses. Most importantly, the wrestler must be willing to put it
all on the line for a few minutes of glory.