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  1. My son just finished up his second year of wrestling and he is really driven to become better. In fact I have never seen drive like this in an eight year old kid. Believe me I know my opinion is biased because he's my kid but he has worked so hard in practice and when he steps on the mat he means business. He wrestled in our novice program where I was one of the coaches the past two years and this year he was the best 60 pounder in the class with no one else even close. I had to have him wrestle kids a little bigger because he was crushing the other 60 pounders and wasn't learning anything. He's been placing second regularly at tournaments and in his words he's sick of second place. I would like to get him into a program in the off season to help him reach his goal of making it to the next level in the program which would be future stars. The kids in this program at his weight are good, really good, and he's going to need help to compete with them. We've gone to a couple of places for a trial run to see if it's something he wants to do and it definitely is. I'm trying to get a second opinion on what to look for at one of these places. I mean obviosly you want the instructors to be top notch but is it better to be in a class setting similar to our practices or a more private lesson with maybe three or four other kids and an instructor? Or a one on one lesson with an instructor? I'm 45 years old and my wrestling career ended 30 years ago and while I never had anywhere near the drive this kid does private lessons and wrestling schools didn't exist then either so it's not something I'm really familiar with. We're in NJ and my son will turning nine in a couple of weeks. Thanks in advance for any advice you guys might have.
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