College Coaches Resource Manual

Overview: The NWCA, through a collaborative effort with many of the top college coaches in the nation, is in the final stages of completing a resource notebook for college coaches. This manual is intended to serve as a “standard code of operating procedure manual” for a college wrestling program. All of the information needed to execute an administrative task is organized neatly in one of the 11 chapters. This manual should never be complete. As new ideas or initiatives are implemented into your program, you simply add more chapters. 

All of the materials are either in hard copy form in the notebook and/or can be downloaded from a secured area of the website. For example, there is one chapter dedicated to organizing a summer camp. All of the materials needed to conduct a camp are included in the manual (i.e. insurance, sample brochure, schedule of events, etc.). All you have to do is customize the materials to meet your unique needs. The initial chapters of the manual include but are not limited to:

  • Coach as the Leader
  • Organizing and Evaluating Your Coaching Staff
  • Educationally-based Athletics
  • Recruiting and Motivating Wrestlers
  • Public and Community Relations
  • Working with Parents
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Practice Plans
  • Developing Feeder Wrestling Programs
  • Booster Clubs/Fundraising
  • Off Season Training

In addition to helping to keep the head coach organized, the manual also makes it much easier to delegate duties to assistant coaches. All of the materials needed to execute a specific task are neatly organized in one place. Further, there is no better gift that a head coach could provide to an assistant coach (when he transitions from an assistant to his first head coaching position).

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