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The Benefits of a Wrestling School

Wrestling School Crucifix

Wrestling School Crucifix

The benefits of going to a wrestling school are all pretty obvious. First and most importantly, you will become a better wrestler. If you go from wrestling 4 months out of the year to 12 months, there is no way around it, even if your wrestling school instructor isn’t the best, you will get better. Of course, you will want to seek out the best school in your area. A good coach at an early age is very valuable. In all probability, they will instill the principles and work ethic you will need down the road. However, remember the goal of YOUTH WRESTLING and don’t force the issue if your wrestler isn’t ready for it yet.

Another benefit of going to a wrestling school is getting to wrestle with other kids that are not on your team. The more wrestlers you are exposed to the better off you will be. Styles make wrestling matches and you don’t want to be caught off guard in a real match. While at a wrestling school you will probably wrestle with some guys whose style is alien to you. You probably will also find workout partners of different skill levels there. The ideal situation is when you are in the middle, skill-wise, of your two partners. At a good wrestling school you will be able to find that mix easier than on your high school wrestling team.

The Drawbacks of a Wrestling School

For one, wrestling schools cost a decent amount of money, especially the best ones. For example one in my area for the year is priced at $1600 in two payments or you can choose a monthly rate of $200 per month. That factor alone will drive most people away from them. For a high school wrestler this part of the decision is not really up to you, as in all probability it will be paid for by your parents.

Another drawback is your time. If you are a one sport athlete and wrestling is it, then this is not a problem. However, if you participate in other sport besides wrestling, it will be very difficult to get to a wrestling school 2-4 times a week. Once you decide to go to a wrestling school you are almost making the decision that this is my sport and everything else must take a backseat.

Finally, if you are not extremely serious with accomplish goals in wrestling then a wrestling school is probably not the right choice for you. Wrestling all year round would be a very fast way to burn you out. You don’t want to be one of those kids who hate wrestling but do it because…well there are a lot of reasons why kids who hate wrestling still wrestle.

My Advice on Wrestling School

If your parents are willing to shell out the cash and you want to go to a wrestling school, you should. You will have an advantage over most of your competition. Research the schools in your area. Most of them allow you to try the club out for free before you make a decision to join. Do this with them all to see what the best fit is for you, your wrestling style, and your budget.

I personally went to a wrestling school all throughout high school. And if I had not made that decision or my parents were not willing to pay for it, I would not have been an NCAA champion. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it without wrestling school, it just means I couldn’t.


  1. Alan Alan
    May 2, 2011    

    Mike, Why do you write you could not have been a NCAA champion without attending a wrestling school in high school?

    • May 2, 2011    

      I started in the 8th grade and did not have a lot of mat time. I needed the extra wrestling. My most effective moves I learned in two different wrestling schools. It is not for everyone though. Some people only need their high school wrestling room, especially if their coach can somehow get mat time in the offseason. I hope that helps.

      • May 13, 2016    

        Hola buenas tardes soy estudiante y necesito poder costear mis estudios uniesrvitarios, ya que actualmente mis padres se encuentran sin trabajo por la crisis en todo el mundo y aunque ellos quisieran no me pueden pagar la carrera que desearia estudiar, necesito de su ayuda para poder iniciar mis estudios universitarios ojala y Dios mediante me puedan ayudar

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  2. September 14, 2011    

    Great point about getting the extra mat time in order to help you become a better wrestler.

    • September 14, 2011    

      It may seem obvious, but a lot of people overlook it. The fastest way to become a better wrestler is to wrestle more.

      • May 13, 2016    

        Impsresive brain power at work! Great answer!

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