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  1. USA Wrestling offers the following to help: Free Technique Video: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/coaches/core-curriculum Free Educational Resources (Includes Drills, Games, Warm Ups and more!): http://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/coaches/educational-resources Long Term Athlete Development Guide: http://content.themat.com/CoachesCorner/LTADPoster.pdf Coach Education: (great coaches are always learning) Certifications for Youth 12 and under = Copper Certifications for Athletes 13 and Up = Bronze Advanced options for Silver and Gold http://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/coaches/ncep-certification Feel free to reach out anytime! Mike Clayton USA Wrestling National Coaches Education Program Manager mclayton@usawrestling.org
  2. How does your coaching philosophy match with our Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model? http://content.themat.com/CoachesCorner/LTADPoster.pdf We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback! Additional info on this topic is available through this link: http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Athlete-Development/American-Development-Model Tough stats that wrestling can help American kids overcome: 1. 1/3 American children are overweight or obese A. Teach athleticism (make it fun) B. Teach good nutrition (talk about it often and lead by example) 2. 70% of American kids will quit competitive sports by age 13 A. Make wrestling fun B. Challenge kids to learn continuously C. Take pressure off of winning and work to improve daily Mike Clayton USA Wrestling National Coaches Education Program Manager mclayton@usawrestling.org
  3. Coaches, USA Wrestling's National Coaches Education Program has added some amazing resources and links to TheMat.com for you! Technique: Core Curriculum: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Core-Curriculum Drills/Games: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Core-Curriculum Practice Plans: http://content.themat.com/usawrestling/curriculum_pdf/Folkstyle_Level1_Practice_Plans.pdf You can click on all of the techniques, drills/games and there are video files attached to show “how to.” Other: Educational Resources (nutrition, sport psych, strength, other): http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Coaches/Educational-Resources 2015 “NEW” Bronze Course Tutorial (great info updates if you certified previous to Jan 1, 2015): (does not certify you for your bronze but is a great tool for review) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6bg7PB0dnS5M3bj77nhTSnfn_PYI3Y42 We hope you enjoy the updated resources! Mike Clayton Manager, USA Wreslting National Coaches Education Program
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