Coaching wrestling successfully by Dan Gable

By Dan Gable

Dan Gable redefined the time period wrestling champion, atmosphere a brand new general of excellence for athletes and coaches. Defeated just once all through his highschool and faculty wrestling careers and unscored upon in his 1972 Olympic gold medal functionality, Gable did not simply win at the mat, he ruled his rivals in a constant, actual sort.

Gable introduced that very same aggressive durability and resolution to learning coaching-and the championships got here, yr after 12 months. within the 21 seasons he used to be head trainer, his collage of Iowa groups gained 15 nationwide championships and 21 mammoth Ten championships.

Now, in Coaching Wrestling Successfully, Gable offers the blueprint to changing into a wrestling champion. He covers each part of his formulation for success-a guiding philosophy, confirmed motivational instruments, guidance for correct meals and weight keep an eye on, day-by-day and year-round perform plans, powerful tutorial tools, right wrestling approach, and successful fit suggestions.

Coaches will locate attention-grabbing Gable's formulation for achievement and anecdotes regarding his dealing with of groups and members. Athletes will enjoy the folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman strikes and drills. Wrestling fanatics will benefit from the tales concerning Gable and plenty of of the best names within the recreation. and each reader will surprise at how the grasp of motivation driven himself and his wrestlers past their perceived capability.

Gable made yes that Coaching Wrestling Successfully completed a similar typical of excellence that he demanded of himself as a wrestler and a trainer. the result's a championship attempt, choked with classes from the legend, from disguise to hide.

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Anything after that was anticlimactic, he felt. I failed to recognize that until it was too late. Mark was the only wrestler on the '92 team who did not make All-American. If we had acted on early warning signs of a lack of motivation,lowa's program would have had a record- setting 10 All-Americans in 1992. Returning NCAA champion, Mark Reiland struggled here with more than his opponent. The Mark Reiland story should convince you that no matter how much experience or knowledge you have as a wrestling coach, you must pay attention to the motivational level of each individual on your team.

Good communication will get everyone involved and enthused about their roles. At every wrestling practice, the coaching staff must be on the same page. Otherwise, your wrestlers will be getting a set of instructions from one coach and a different set of instructions from another coach. That's not good. Throughout each practice, the head coach makes adjustments based on the wrestlers' performance. Assistants should be asked for their input and support for such decisions. Not only will this make for a better practice, but it will also keep the whole coaching staff interested in the program.

Don't let that happen. Wrestling coaches and state and national wrestling organizations have much information to share. Make time to network with these individuals and groups-they can provide valuable insight and support. Also, stay in touch with the sport's national governing body, USA Wrestling. It has a coaching education program that can benefit your professional development and provide op- portunities to coach teams in regional, national, and international events. SUMMARY Effective communication is essential to being a successful wrestling coach.

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