DO NOT IMPOSE YOUR EXPECTATIONS ON YOUR CHILD
Remember that wrestling is your child’s sport. Improvements and progress occur at different rates for each individual. Do not judge your child’s progress based on the performance of other athletes, and do not push them on what you think they should be doing.
BE SUPPORTIVE NO MATTER WHAT
There is only one question to ask your child, “Did you have fun?”
DO NOT COACH YOUR CHILD
Your job is to support, love and hug your child, no matter what. Conflicting advice and criticism work against the coach’s effort, and only serves to confuse, and de-motivate your child. If you have any questions with regard to the instruction being provided to your child, please ask the coaching staff. Also, if you feel you have the experience and ability to contribute to the team as a coach, volunteer your services through the proper channels.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR CHILD’S FEARS
Their opponents appear to be much more intimidating through their eyes than through the eyes of a grown -up. Consider their perspective, and do not expect them to compete with the confidence, and mental toughness of an advanced wrestler.
WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP DURING THE SEASON
Help set up, clean and breakdown the mats
Keep time and score during matches
Help with tournaments
Help with the snack stand