There are no losers in wrestling, just winners and learners.
You will never learn more about yourself than you will by being a wrestler.
A parent’s job is to:
Be supportive to their child
Make sure that the wrestler gets to practice and has the necessary equipment
Sit in the stands and enjoy the gradual development of their child
Win or lose, be ready to give their wrestler a big, loving hug, but especially after the pain of a disappointing loss
If a parent gets too impatient in the development of their child and starts coaching themselves (or worse yet, criticizing or yelling) the psychological pressure and anxiety a child can feel about losing (or the possibility of losing) can be overwhelming and many kids will quit wrestling. Some kids come to dominance early, some later and some never at all. Not everyone will get to stand at the top of the podium, but everyone can feel the pride and respect of becoming the best that they can be.
Oregon City Wrestling Club was rejuvenated in 1997. Since then we have worked with many youth to become better people and help them in their wrestling endeavor. The wrestling club has had athletes from the age of 4 to 18 work out in the room. Our club has many benefits for the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. Physically they learn the development of their body, working of muscles, flexibility, endurance, self-control and how to compete. Mentally they learn to interact with their peers, self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, sportsmanship and self-esteem. Emotionally they learn to give and believe in themselves. We compete at local and state-wide tournaments. We work closely with the Oregon City High School coaches to ensure that our program will prepare young athletes for success in the high school program.
Oregon City Wrestling Club