Use these tips to gain a mental edge for your summer wrestling camp
Heading to a summer wrestling camp is an exciting opportunity to learn, develop, and improve as a wrestler. But, going to a camp without preparing in advance, is a recipe for disaster. It’s one of the five mistakes wrestlers make before heading to a summer wrestling camp.
Summer is busy – kids have several activities, other sports, vacations, and just spending time being a kid. But…don’t head to camp out of shape, or rusty, because if you do, one will be gasping for air and struggling to keep up, versus learning.
But it’s not just about being in good physical shape, it’s also about preparing mentally for a wrestling camp. Getting the mind right, and prepared, is as important as maintaining physical shape and readiness.
So, what are some ways to prepare mentally for a wrestling camp? We checked in with Mike Moor, a mindset coach with Wrestling Mindset. Wrestling Mindset provides specific mindset training through in-person consultation, phone and Skype workshops and is used by youth, high school, and college teams and wrestlers across the globe. Moor is a New York native who broke the record for wins at his high school and wrestled at the Division I level for the University of Maryland. Read his complete bio below.
Here are Moor’s 5 tips on how to mentally prepare for a summer wrestling camp:
- Create a plan and set goals: Don’t just show up at wrestling camp and go through the motions. Before wrestling camp, develop a plan and focus on what you hope to improve on at this particular camp. Set specific goals for the camp for what you hope to achieve. Set daily goals and several “overall” goals to focus on while at wrestling camp.
- Evaluate your performance daily: After each day, sit down and evaluate your performance. Bring a notebook and jot down successes, things to work on, questions, and anything else that can help you go back and review your performance the next day – and after camp. Remember, wrestling camps are valuable, but they can make more of an impact if one takes the lessons learned from wrestling camp and incorporates that into their training regime immediately after wrestling camp. Even if it is still summer.
One way to evaluate your performance: Write down three things you did well/improved on, and one thing you should improve on the next day, along with a plan of how you hope to improve.
- Be a student of the sport: Wrestling camp is a time to learn. Soak it up. Listen to the coaches, clinicians, and workout partners. Ask questions. Try new things. Experiment. Don’t be afraid to fail! Take notes, video, and evaluate daily.
- Focus on fun – and be thankful: Wrestling camps are challenging and can be hard. But that’s what champions want – challenges. But, wrestling camps are also a fun way to grow as a wrestler, explore, and meet new people in the sport. So…find something fun in everything you do, even in a hard workout. Remind yourself of three things you’re thankful for about that camp anytime you find yourself complaining…because not every wrestler gets to go to camp, and not every wrestler can get advanced training like that provided at a wrestling camp.
- Hire a mindset coach to help prepare before camp: Wrestlers hire personal coaches and trainers to help with the physical aspect of wrestling. Why not consider a mindset coach to help prepare and grow mentally? Gaining a mental edge can be as important as a physical edge. Moor is available now and throughout the year to work with wrestlers of all levels and backgrounds. He’s helped several boys, girls and high school and college wrestlers – and teams – achieve success and grow on the mat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free trial session.
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Wrestling camps are a great opportunity to learn and grow. These tips can help you prepare for the mental aspect of a wrestling camp. Use these tips to succeed this summer and in the future.
More about Mike Moor
Mike Moor is a New York native who broke the record for wins at his high school and wrestled Division I for the University of Maryland. While Mike works in law enforcement full time, he is also the head coach and founder of Without Limits Wrestling club in Houston, Texas. In the past two season, Without Limits has had wrestlers place at state 20 times and All-American 22 times, to include 9 All-Americans at Fargo including the only wrestler in Houston History to All American in both Freestyle and Greco. In 2015, Without Limits Wrestling girls won the freestyle state tournament for the second consecutive year, and finished the freestyle season with five wrestlers ranked top 10 in the country. Six of Coach Mike’s wrestlers have continued their wrestling careers at Division I schools, and numerous others at D2, D3, and NAIA programs.
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