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How To Be a Wrestling Parent

By Level Up Wrestling, 12/13/17, 12:00PM CST

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Olympic champions start with a goal when they are kids. To accomplish great things, they need people around them who support them and believe in them.

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 the sport. Not only is all the glory theirs when they win, learning to achieve success by pushing through adversity builds incredibly strong character and confidence. And while they probably won’t admit it, you as a parent have a big impact on not only their wrestling success, but how they develop and mature as a person.