Category: Coaches Corner

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Dec2016
One mans path to being a wrestler Two years ago, he sat.  Part of it was his knees, part of it was his heart.  His knees were sore.  His heart just wasn't into it.  He didn't care about living up to anyone's hopes and dreams for him.  He didn't share those ... Read More

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Jun2016
By Gary Kinzer, Contributor To reach Coach Gary: Gary_kinzer@yahoo.com Fallout Wrestling Club When I was in grade school, I went to the school on the “wrong side of the tracks.”  I saw kids who saw school as a hot meal and a warm place to rest.  I saw kids who had ... Read More

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Jun2016
When I was young, I wanted the biggest trophy in the room. To get it, I knew I had to earn it. I wanted the trophy that reminded me of the close finals match to a great opponent. I wanted it to shine in the sunlight, golden. I wanted something ... Read More

02

Nov2015
Don't ignore or underestimate Passion Never underestimate the power of PASSION. If you have a young child, encourage them to participate in anything that they may be interested in: - music - sports - organized club activity - volunteer efforts Give them the opportunity to taste many different things. They will let you know what really captures ... Read More

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Nov2015
“More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill—none have wrestled without pride.” ~ Dan Gable Today’s workforce is extremely competitive. When comparing resumes it’s easy to get lost in all the bullet points of software literacy and past responsibilities. If you really ... Read More

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Feb2015

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Aug2014
Hearing my Dad/Coach in my corner By Gary Kinzer The only place I’ve ever seen time standing still is in a circle of foam. There were several people that brought me there, more than two in my corner in spirit. Paused, one in mid air. There is one voice that I could ... Read More

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Aug2014
How to Raise a Lion Chaser   “Coach, I don’t want to take a penalty shot,” said a very nervous 13 year-old player of mine a few years back. We were in the Oregon Soccer State Cup semifinals, and this talented but not quite confident young girl looked in no ... Read More