For those families new to the sport of wrestling you are about to embark on a priceless journey of watching your children learn lessons that most adults have yet to learn. These lessons will help give them an edge in all competitive situations they will face throughout their life. From the thrills of victory to the agony of defeat, through the sweat and tears they will learn to build and rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem. In youth wrestling there is no bench or sideline and every child gets an equal opportunity to participate and compete. When a wrestler steps on the line to start a match they instantly become the quarterback, pitcher, shooting guard, and in some respects their own coach. A victory becomes theirs to cherish as they earned it, but a loss is equally theirs and the lessons they learn here are the keys to becoming a Champion in wrestling and in life.
Sometimes the bigger test will be when they fall short of reaching a goal and rather they accept that or recommit themselves to come back better and stronger in the pursuit of that goal afterwards. We feel it is the latter trait that truly makes a good wrestler and a true “Champion”. As Dan Gable has said about wrestling, “What is good about wrestling is it teaches us about life. In wrestling you have to learn to stay off of your back and in life there will continually be times when you feel you are about to be pinned.”
— Come In Large Numbers
— In Many Shapes, Ages and Sizes
— Sometimes They Shoot
— Sometimes They Fall
— But More Often than Not
— They Shine
— They Are Stars…
We believe that all persons who come in contact with youth wrestling become better people for it. Wrestling is a tough sport and it challenges those who participate to believe in themselves, to become disciplined and to approach difficult situations with a “quiet confidence.” In short, it teaches kids about life.
All of our coaches wrestled as youths and have learned to love the sport, and appreciate how it has positively impacted our lives and how the sport has brought many friendships to us. In short, with us it is about how the young men learn to believe in themselves that makes us proud.
If you are interested in pre-season strength and conditioning geared toward kids, we encourage you to contact CrossFit South Wake Kid’s Program Director, Coach Atti at firstname.lastname@example.org
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