NCHS Philosophy of Wrestling


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.