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 […]