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    Hey guys, today was my second day of conditioning in my first season ever. So far my coach is just having us do some basic moves like drop steps fireman lifts, cartwheels, front hand springs, back hand springs etc... and some basic weight lifting. The weights i can deal with but im havin a tough time getting the moves down. It seems like everyone else is progressing faster than i am, even the other first-timers. I'd really appreciate some tips from other wrestlers but the kids at my school worth asking don't look like they're interested (and they're a little intimidating) and i cant find time to talk to my coaches outside of practice. any tips??

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    First you need to get over being intimidated by your team mates- they are there to help you. Since it would appear you already know who the better guys on the team are you should come up with a decent question or set of questions to ask them for tips on. (i.e. "I saw you really seem to know how to do the double leg really well, would you mind drilling it with me either after practice or be my partner tomorrow during practice so you can show me what I might be missing?")

    Don't be afraid to ask and don't be afraid to get involved while the coaches are showing the move (ask the coach if you have questions before you break to try the technique)

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    Some of the guys I've watched through the years have practiced more than their competitors. I watched Matt Ballweg, two time state champ and now at Iowa, as a 5th grader, practice the fireman's carry about 50 times before our practice started. He did about 50 reps on each side. Repetition is the key, you have to do the moves until they are automatic responses. Like breathing. You can do all those things, but maybe all you need to do is wrestle for the fun of it. Its a great time even if you don't win every match. If you want to be the best though, you have to work harder and longer than everyone else. I would recommend give it your best at practice and decide where you want to be in 5 years. That will tell you how much you need to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiille View Post
    Some of the guys I've watched through the years have practiced more than their competitors. I watched Matt Ballweg, two time state champ and now at Iowa, as a 5th grader, practice the fireman's carry about 50 times before our practice started. He did about 50 reps on each side. Repetition is the key, you have to do the moves until they are automatic responses. Like breathing. You can do all those things, but maybe all you need to do is wrestle for the fun of it. Its a great time even if you don't win every match. If you want to be the best though, you have to work harder and longer than everyone else. I would recommend give it your best at practice and decide where you want to be in 5 years. That will tell you how much you need to do.


    (Amen) That's what I've been preaching for the longest time, this guy knows what he is talking about. Wrestling is all about who works the hardest, wants it the most, and... gets the most reps in.

    Also, it may sound a little cheezy, but youtube and other video sharing websites can be great wrestling tools. If you use it correctly, instead of watching two elementary schoolers whack each other with wiffle ball bats, watch wrestling videos of state tournament matches from various states, and take notes on people. But, note, what works for someone else won't always work for you. So, to see what does, you have to try many different techniques in practice. Since there are no winners or losers in practice, that is your time to get better and see what your strengths and weaknesses are.

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    couldn't have said it better myself i find that through repitition my wrestling gets much better. where do u wrestle

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    Default Re: First season ever for seventh grade beginner

    well my first two seasons were in jasper alabama at walker high school.
    but this season i wrestle here in college station at a&m consolidated highschool. how about you?

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