This is just a positive shout out to all coaches and parents out there making time for their kids' practices and tournaments (yes, we know there are MANY).
I just want to put some positivity out there. If you're out there hustling and coaching these kids up and showing them how to be the best version of themselves on and off the mat and driving for hours every weekend: thank you.
Some of my best memories growing up were getting thrown around by my wrestling coach and then him showing me how to get tougher mentally and how to keep improving at everything I was passionate about, even beyond the mat. Those lessons in toughness extended to all areas of my life.
For those beatings, and for my parents always making the time to take me, I'm forever grateful.
To all you coaches and parents, stay positive and keep doing what you're doing.
It's going to pay off in the long run. These kids will know and learn to love the value of hard work. And through hard work, all dreams are possible.