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Coach Kyle

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you can tell who the wrestlers are...
« on: September 02, 2019, 09:30:18 am »
You can usually tell who the wrestlers are on the football field.

“While sports like basketball and lacrosse can improve an athlete’s agility and speed, no other sport is as beneficial to football players as wrestling. These 5 skills (among many others) translate directly from the wrestling mat to the football field.”

1. Tackling form
Low hips, straight back, eyes up - the perfect stance for a takedown mirrors great tackling form. Nobody in the world does this better than Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs. (We think JB would have made an excellent strong safety.)

2. Hand fighting
Wrestlers are required to use their hands to fight for position, just like football players. Think about a linebacker shedding a block, or a corner jamming a receiver.

3. Leverage
At the line of scrimmage, the lower man is more likely to win the battle. This same premise reigns on the wrestling mat, since no takedown is successfully executed without proper leverage.

4. Footwork
Throwing, blocking and tackling all require a focus on proper footwork and lower body agility. The unparalleled footwork separating Aaron Rodgers from other NFLquarterbacks is the same skill giving wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Kyle Dake a leg up on the competition.
As football comes to an end, encourage your athletes to consider a second sport, not just an off-season spent in the weight room. Not only will they stay in season-ready shape, they’ll come to fall camp with plenty of lessons learned on the mat.

5. Mental toughness-endurance
The mind and the body are one. Mental toughness is not just something you can sit in a room and visualize and all of a sudden you are mentally tough. The ability to handle physical stress takes us right into the ability to handle mental and emotional stress. The one on one nature of wrestling creates a culture of self responsibility. THERE IS NO ONE TO HIDE BEHIND, THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS, YOU CANNOT BLAME YOUR TEAMMATES/COACHES

Looking for a real challenge? Team Tulsa Wrestling Club will be starting the 2019-2020 wrestling season soon. We are located near 51st and Garnet (next to Hilti fields). Athletes from the ages of 4 to 15 (including girls) are welcome to participate. There is a free one week trial.

Visit our website for more information.

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