Team Hammer Academy
to Team Hammer Academy, a leadership and youth wrestling club in Kansas City, Missouri, and the 2021 AA State Champions.
Our philosophy is to build great leaders that love and appreciate hard work, competition, and adversity, while also establishing a solid support system for the wrestlers that feels like a family. We feel that this method best prepares the wrestlers for the challenges that real life will throw their way in the future.
We also practice using modern teaching techniques to relay information to the wrestlers, including using technology and assigning homework. Several of our coaches are high school teachers or were military instructors at the highest level, and believe that simply screaming at wrestlers and tearing down their self-esteem is absolutely counter-productive. We empower our wrestlers with positive support, goal setting, show them what is expected every practice, and set extremely high standards so that each wrestler can achieve their goals and start realizing their potential.
And while we've had state champions, Liberty National champs, Adidas Brute champs, and multiple national tournament placers and champions, we do not focus on winning. We focus on improvement and the 1% rule. If the wrestler is improving 1% every practice and tournament, then that's a success. Winning happens over the long-term when the little things are done right.
Progress. Not perfection.
We're in this for the long run.
All practices are currently at:
Glory MMA & Fitness
7275 N Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118
Mondays: Advanced/Novice Freestyle (7:30 - 9 p.m.)
Wednesdays: Advanced/Novice/Pee Wees (7:30 - 9 p.m.)
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