Wrestling for Kids

“Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” 

- Dan Gable -

"Wrestling teaches values that last a lifetime, go far beyond winning or losing, and set the foundation for a rewarding career and success in life. No matter how good you were at wrestling, you will spend most of your life using the values that you learned in wrestling, not the technical skills, There is no sport like wrestling that can teach some incredible life-long values” - John O’Sullivan.

Lifetime Confidence & Strong Self Esteem: When a young child walks on to the matt to face their opponent. Without knowing it, they are being exposed to pressure as an individual with teammates, coaches, parents and spectators all watching them. It is a one-on-one challenge using their physical ability and their mind and yet they may only be 6 years old. They are learning resilience and work ethic without being aware of it, it is pressure to perform as an individual and on occasions if not many they will fail and try again. Then they may win and win again, they learn to lose, they learn to win and most of all they learn to do this under pressure as an individual.

Through this experience over several years, Wrestling builds and instils a lifetime of confidence and a strong sense of self-esteem. Later as an adult, your child will have the ability to stand up for themselves, take charge of their life, work to succeed. For example, a negative social media comment or bullying email is far less likely to affect someone who has wrestled in dozens if not hundreds of wrestling matches with the added pressure of spectators. A wrestler has been through much tougher than words or what bullies can dish out, they are armed with the ability and confidence to confront and crush any such behaviour and on most occasions simply ignore it as irrelevant and weak.

What other values does wrestling teach?

Accountability, Resilience, Importance of hard work: Teamwork / camaraderie:, Good listening skills, Discipline, How to overcome failure, Effort, higher levels of self-esteem.

Wrestling as a child has helped many kids grow to become great people & successful in their careers as workers and as leaders throughout the business world, from corporate executives to billionaires – successful people in all walks of life.


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