We are a wrestling club in Mission Viejo, CA serving South Orange County. The program has three components: 1) Youth wrestling ages 8-13 with an emphasis on fundamental skills development and wrestling strategy. We are a process driven program; it is our belief if your athlete focuses on skill aquisition and improvement, outcomes will take care of themselves! Outcomes are important in that they help to inform the process to ensure we are on the correct path and are training the appropriate skills, however they are not the objective of our program, 2) Middle School Program, currently operating after school at Newhart Middle School, this program again focus on developing fundamental skills but also on preparing these athletes for high school competition, 3) an off-season platform for High School students to grow and expand their skills and to facilitate off season competition. We offer a year round wrestling program (we are dark in July to facilitate family vacations) that is flexible to help conform with families busy lives and schedules.
Wrestling is one of the greatest crucibles through which to learn successful life habits. Through the participation in wrestling, athletes learn solid work habits which prepare them for the challenges of life. They learn how to adjust to success and failure, pressure and stress, how to overcome and persevere, how to deal with discomfort, and how to work hard…and they have a lot of fun along the way! Their progression from the learning and application of new techniques in guided programs of practice and competition provide the cognitive, physical and emotional training that helps to develop the courage, resilience, and positive attitude they will need as an adult.
Our vision is that both competition and character are important and inseparable, and both require hard work, more work than most think they must put in. Learn new skills and perfecting them is having fun. Being skilled brings meaning to the task. Being skilled and good takes a prolonged and consistent effort, and requires resilience to overcome the many challenges along the way. In addition, when it comes to winning and character, there is an order of priority: if a wrestler and his/her adult support system focus on the pillars outlined above, the winning will take care of itself, and everyone involved—the wrestler and adults— should see benefits off the mat in terms of greater maturity, responsibility, and a better outlook on life.
Why Wrestling? To put it simply, because wrestling is the toughest sport, and wrestlers are the toughest athletes. Wrestling instills the ability to overcome, to be resilient, to keep going. These things are sorely needed in school, in relationships, in employment, as sons/daughters, husbands/wives, and as fathers/mothers.
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