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How to Help Your Child Be a Better Wrestler

How to Help Your Child Be a Better Wrestler

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.

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"My son has been working with Sam for the past 8 months, participating in both private sessions and club practices on a weekly basis. As a physical education teacher with coaching experience for over 20 years, I am highly impressed with Sam’s coaching skills as he has certainly exceeded my expectations in the qualities that I look for in a great coach. I notice a tremendous improvement in my son's skill set and skyrocketing self-confidence in his own wrestling skills. My son has developed from a timid young wrestler to a confident athlete that is apparent in all areas of his life, not just on the mat."
"I have been a youth wrestling coach for the past 8 years and also wrestled myself. My son started going to club practice and getting private lessons from some over a year ago. The improvement in my sons wrestling in that time has blown me away. The attention to detail and next level technique sam has exposed him to I believe will take him far in the sport. Most important is the passion and love for the sport Sam translates to my son."
"Without question one of the best technician in the sport! Coach Walters work ethic and dedication has help create passion in my son's life both on and off the mat in the sport of wrestling. He has built a long lasting relationship with deep committee to see my son get better in the sport. The relationship he builds with his wrestlers is a true credit to his character not only as a coach but as a man."