This is actually my first blog I’ve ever written. This is all new to me but I’m going to give it a try. We’re going to call this Mindset Mondays. If you haven’t figured it out yet, the mind plays a big part in Wrestling. Everyone who has wrestled has gone through mental struggles, and I definitely have some experience in this department. I learned to deal with it though, and hopefully now I can help others.
I’ve been at Freestyle tournaments the last couple weekends, and I’ve had a great time coaching our wrestlers. There is one thing that was very common, whether you wrestled in the younger sessions or the older sessions, and that was a lack of experience. Experience was not the problem though, but rather the feeling one gets from a loss due to a lack of experience, and that is called frustration. I understand why this is frustrating, and that is because as a wrestler starts to see success in Folkstyle and wins more matches, it’s hard to go back to losing and still believe that he or she has improved. Yes, Freestyle is wrestling, but it is different than Folkstyle in a lot of ways. If you are an inexperienced Freestyle wrestler it is unrealistic to think you will have the same success that you had in Folkstyle. The big question really is, how does one deal with frustration?
I have a couple tips… Read more