At Broad Axe Wrestling club, we understand that wrestling can be a difficult sport. Not only is it physically demanding, but it can be mentally exerting as well. And although wrestling may be an individual sport, as a parent, you have influence on how they succeed and develop within the sport. As the leading provider of youth wrestling classes in Bucks County, we’ve compiled some tips on how you, the parent, can help to make your child a better wrestler.
Verbally and Non-Verbally Provide Belief and Reassurance
By telling your kids that you believe in them daily, you can help to instill a sense of confidence in their self-belief. You are reminding them that you both love them and are proud of them no matter what. This helps them to understand that it’s OK to not win every time. Tell them that perfection and success are much lower on your list of priorities than fun and enjoyment.
Praise Performance, Not Outcome
It’s helpful to compliment children on their positive qualities such as maintaining composure, going for moves, taking chances, and wrestling hard. The wrestler who masters all of these aspects will be the one who achieves the most success over time. Complementing a child too much for winning will teach them that winning is all that matters and that losing disappoints you as a parent.
Ask for Permission to Give Criticism
Always ask your child’s permission before offering up any opinions or performance-related criticism. This helps to give the child a sense of power before enduring a potentially sensitive interaction.
Don’t Overdo the Wrestling Talk
Try not to talk about wrestling too much when at home. Let your child be the one who brings it up first the majority of the time. Your home should be a restful place for peace, mental recovery, and positivity. As long as your attitude is supportive and positive, it can be all the motivation your kid needs.
Broad Axe Wrestling Club’s new location is on 1091 Mearns Road in Warminster, PA. For more information from the most popular youth wrestling team in Fort Washington, contact us today.