Wrestling, especially youth wrestling, is not all about grinding kids down into nothing and breaking their spirits every night. Especially when some kids are training four nights a week and then competing on the weekend. It's important to keep them engaged, curious, and learning, especially on those recovery nights from intense conditioning and live wrestling. We wanted to share the results of our research over the last few years on keeping athletes interested for the long ru
We had a great night at the Park Hill South dual and Taco Tuesday night social gathering!!!! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported Park Hill South High School and their awesome wrestling team!!!! It's not all just about winning, or being a great youth wrestling team. Sadly, the years go by quickly as they grow up. The memories they make with their friends on the team are just as important as the wrestling technique they learn. Much love. Love the grind. --Coach Tony
In my family's eating journey, there are always 3 major problems that I perpetually run into: 1.) Eating healthy is hard and requires time management to plan ahead while unhealthy foods are so quick and easily available. 2.) I hate vegetables by themselves. Always have. Always will. 3.) Healthy foods often taste terrible. But some of those problems may be solved as we find different recipes and try them out. The following two recipes are tried and true in my family and are a
At Team Hammer we love to study high level wrestlers and learn from their wrestling style. We look at their setups, finishes, alternate attacks when defended, their defensive style, and their match strategy. During this video we looked at Jordan Oliver's incredible 2019 Senior Nationals freestyle performance where he tech falled all 5 opponents and didn't let a single point be scored against him. This is a huge amount of progress from even the Bill Farrell a few weeks earlier
It's January 2020. This is the time of year where wrestlers are encouraged to clean up their diets for the last 7-week run towards Districts. This helps them drop or gain pounds the safe way to keep them feeling great with tons of energy. Becoming an amazing youth and high school wrestler is so much more than just moves and muscles. It also involves a disciplined diet, plenty of sleep, and mental toughness. Here is a meal plan that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson used to put on lea
This is how Team Hammer wrestlers bring in the New Year. They celebrate with wrestling and working out! Bring on 2020!!! Being a great wrestler is not magic. It takes hard work and dedication. These kids have it. To be a champion is a marathon. They're on a quest to be the best wrestlers and best youth wrestling club in Missouri. Whether they achieve that ambitious goal or not, no one will ever be able to take away the amazing work ethic that they're developing.