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Because of a shortage of officials, new referees are fast-tracked into officiating varsity matches within two or three years.
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While wrestling's carryover to linemen play might be most obvious, the sport's a beneficial cross-training option for skill positions, as well.
Heavyweights especially use the move because it doesn't require lowering the hips or twisting, which are difficult motions for heavyweights to make in a quick manner.
Attending college wrestling camps can offer many benefits, including quality training, exposure to college coaches and possibly checking out a college that you may end up attending.
Ducking around and behind a skilled opponent develops your ability to see an opening and take it before the changing positions in a wrestling match make that opening disappear.
“I’ve always appreciated that it gave me an opportunity to be the guy — a sport that I was great at and no one could argue otherwise.”
Some coaches like to play some fun games before they start drills. This is both a good ice breaker and a good way to leave egos at the door and instill a sense of camaraderie and teamwork.
"Our post-match chats have provided richer conversations. Sometimes it’s difficult to get good answers from children. Maybe we need to ask better questions.”
Stretching after practice or a match is also important for injury prevention and should be included as part of a cooldown.
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