Allowing Wrestlers to Enjoy the Holidays!


Allowing Wrestlers to Enjoy the Holidays!

by: Dennis A.Johnson, EdD

This blog is going to be short and sweet.

The holidays are a time in which I feel that should be spent with families. The overarching theme is that of giving. With that in mind, I will provide three suggestions for youth wrestling coaches.

  1. First, give the kids some time off to enjoy the season and please don’t have them attempting to cut weight!
  2. Schedule a family night where wrestlers, parents, and coaches can simply enjoy each other’s company. Bring food, play games, and sing songs.
  3. Consider having your team give back to the community in which you reside. Organize an event to “help others.” Take the young wrestlers to a nursing home, food bank, or to a hospital and have them help to spread the holiday cheer.

I wish everyone the very best for the holiday season and a very Happy New Year…see you back here in 2016.

“Find a way and make it happen”….dj

PS Also check out the NWCA website for your holiday shopping needs.

Dennis A. Johnson, EdD
Associate Professor-Jamestown Community College (SUNY)
Former Wrestling Coach & Author of Wrestling Drills for the Mat and Mind

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