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    my coach is having me come up with goals for the season and i have know idea what to say. PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Figure out what you really struggled with last year, for example: getting off of the bottom, being more aggressive on offense, always wrestling to the whistle whatever it may be. Being mentally prepared for each practice and match. Also, improving your fitness level and improving on last year's record (unless you were a state champ). Just a few. Good luck.
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    improving upon last years results, not missing anything, practice, meets, etc.
    but then again, i may be retarded

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    Scoring goals (X points 1st Period, X points 2nd Period, XX points 3rd Period)
    Pinning goals
    Extra Practice goals (i.e. 50 Hi-crotches, 50 stand ups each day after practice)

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    One goal you may want to consider is learning how to establish some of your own goals.
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    Goferphan is right, ask yourself what do you want to accomplish this year. Do you want to make the starting line-up? do you want to win your league? you want to qualify for the NCAA's? AA? you want to be a takedown artist, a pinner? Once you determine what you want to accomplish your goals will be defined. Aftrer you define your goals, now you need to accomplish them and make a plan on how you will do so.

    So make realistic goals and strive to over achive and you will be able to reach your goals.

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    I am glad you are on here drhswresler, so welcome, but I do think its important to take a look at why you joined the sport and what you want to get out of it. I think the coach asked a perfectly legitimate question and you should think hard about it. How did you finish last year? Can you get stronger? Were there some matches you should have won but lost? Why? Do you place in conference, sectionals, regionals, state? Where? Do you see yourself improving? What are your weaknesses and strengths? Working on which one now will bear fruit soonest?

    Let's go drhswrestler, I know you have it in you. Check back with us and let us know what you decided and tell us how you did. There are some really good resources on here and I think you should also read Richard Fessler's blog in th blog section. I am sure some guys on here will give you some pointers but the goals should be your own. Good luck.
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    for a young kid, a coach just saying "give me goals" can be a bit confusing. if i were you, i would stick to objectives that are in your control. "win state" is not something you have 100% control over. "stay after practice and drill 100 shots each day" is something you do have 100% control over. pick a few things that involve mental, physcial, technique, nutrition and resting aspects of wrestling and set goals that you have complete control over. evaluate them with your coach, dont just turn them in and be done. also, when asking for help, dont listen to idiots who bash you.

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    I would pick some long term "stretch goals" and constantly work towards them, such as winning conference, placing or winning state. Every time you are being pushed in practice or working out on your own, think about your competition and push yourself hard enough so that you have confidence that your competitors are not working as hard as you. Stretch goals also give you inspirationto continue to push yourself. If you are a JV, it may be relativley easy to outwork the starter. However, if you want to be one of the best in the state eventually, you have to be taking your workouts and dedication to another level. Even if you don't reach your goals, you can achieve things you did not think were possible.
    When you go out on the mat, you should have confidence that the other guy has not been working like you have and there is no way that he is going to beat because of that.

    One of my first big wins over a good opponent, was in an offseason tournament I overheard a guy who had beat me before talking to his buddies about how he had been drinking the night before. I had stayed home and lifted in my basement that nght.
    I faced him and had confidence becasue of that and won.

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