Fall Wrestling Season? Yes.

Whether part time or as your fall sport, now that Level Up is open, wrestlers can now train during the fall season and get a leg up on their competition. This can be a big advantage to gaining confidence and growing their skills.

Benefits of practing part-time:

Even just 1-2 days a week can keep wrestlers fresh and gain important skills
Great supplemental conditioning […]

Top 6 Reasons to Attend a Beginner Wrestling Camp this Summer

“Beginners” are defined as brand new wrestlers and those entering their second season.  This is a critical time in a wrestler’s development where they will develop habits that can define long term success in the sport. It is also the time when, with positive coaching influences, they will develop a love for wrestling.

Getting off-season practice time in can make a […]

Why Kids Should Wrestle

In 20+ years of coaching, I have seen kids grow up through the sport, become adults and reap the rewards of what they’ve learned through experiencing the greatest and oldest sport on earth.

There are several incredible benefits of wrestling, not only that can positively affect children but also as they grow into an adult. In fact, Forbes Magazine even wrote […]

Why I Started Level Up

For the last 21 years of volunteer coaching (13 with the Pope Jr program), all I could think about each day was how I could improve the wrestlers I was coaching and how I could improve as a coach myself.  It’s been an obsession. Constantly studying the sport, as well as different techniques for teaching based on how kids learn.

But […]

The Progression of a Wrestler

Where it Starts
Every wrestler starts with different tools to be successful. Some are naturally strong, some are fast, some are technical and some have great balance. And then some aren’t blessed with the natural skills right off the bat. But they have the determination to get better and that’s what will allow them to go farther than someone with natural […]

How to be a Wrestling Parent

Wrestling is a tough sport and is different than most youth sports. It’s not only more physically exerting, it can be much harder mentally. Being an individual sport, all the pressure to win or lose rests solely on your child’s shoulders. Some kids aren’t affected by this, but for others it can be overwhelming.

But that’s also what is great about […]