Coaching Certification

Posted on Apr 27, 2010 in Practices, Technique

We finished the online education portion of our USA Wrestling Bronze Level Certification course last night. It was great to learn about coaching techniques and challenges from Cody Bickley at USA Wrestling, Coach Mike Hagerty and all of the other coaches that attended from around the country.  I was proud to see that our approach is right on track in many areas including:

  • Focusing on a core set of positions, skills and fundamental techniques
  • Our emphasis on properly defining success to keep a create a positive environment for growth and improvement
  • The use of a dynamic warm-up that combines commong wrestling movements, tumbling and essential skills

I also found areas and ideas for improvement that I can’t wait to start developing including:

  • The importance of dedicating practice time to the mental aspects of wrestling
  • The value of incorporating Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling techniques/competitions into our program
  • Ideas for promoting and growing our club

Overall, it’s been a great learning experience and I’m looking forward to moving on to Silver and Gold certifications in the future.