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You can usually tell who the wrestlers are...
« on: August 31, 2022, 02:26:11 pm »
You can usually tell who the wrestlers are on the football field.

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 NFL quarterbacks is the same skill giving wrestlers Kyle Snyder and Kyle Dake a leg up on the competition.

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

As football comes to an end, encourage some of your athletes who are not playing basketball to try wrestling as a second sport. Wrestling accepts everyone, big or small. There are no "minimum play" requirements nor is there a "cut" from the team. Not only will your athlete stay in season-ready shape, they’ll come to fall camp with plenty of lessons learned on the mat.

There are several clubs/cities around the state who offer wrestling. Here is a link to a list of teams.

My team, Team Tulsa Wrestling Club, will be starting the 2022-2023 wrestling season soon. We are located near 21st and Garnett.  Athletes from the ages of 5 to 15 (including girls) are welcome to participate. We offer a free one week trial.

Visit our website for more information.

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Re: You can usually tell who the wrestlers are...
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 11:37:06 am »
This as true as the day is long. Great post!


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Re: You can usually tell who the wrestlers are...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 10:24:14 pm »
Agree 💯
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