Home Of The
2009 & 2010
South Jersey Jr. Wrestling
Wrestling Building Location:
Kingsway Midget Football Field
Jessup Mill road
A Letter to the Parents
Here are some hints on how to make this a fun season, with lots of positive memories for your kids and your family. Make sure your kids know that, win or lose, you love them. Be the person in their life they can always look to for support. Try to be completely honest with yourself about your kids athletic capability, their competitive attitude, their sportsmanship and their level of skill. Be helpful, but don't coach your kids on the game at the breakfast table. Think how tough it must be on them to be continually inundated with advice, pep talks and criticism.
Teach your kids to enjoy the thrill of competition, to be out there trying and to be constantly working to improve their skills. Help them develop a healthy competitive attitude, a feel for competing, for trying hard, for having a good time.
Try not to live your life through your kids. Sure they're an extension of you, but don't assume they feel the same way you did, and want the same things, or have the same attitude. Don't push them in the direction that gives you the most satisfaction. Don't compete with your kid's coach. Try to help them understand the necessity for discipline, rules and regulations.
Get to know your kid's coaches. Make sure you approve of each coach's attitude and ethics. Coaches can be influential, and you should know the values of each coach so that you can decide whether or not you want them passed on to your kids. Teach your kids the meaning of courage. Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is learning to perform in spite of fear. Courage isn't getting rid of fear. It's overcoming it. Winning is an important goal. Winning at all cost is stupidity.
Remember that officials are necessary. Don't overreact to their calls. They have rules and guidelines to follow representing authority on the field. Teach your kids to respect authority and to play by the rules.
Finally, remember if the kids aren't having fun we're missing the whole point of youth sports.
Thank you ! - Kingsway Junior Wrestling
Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy ~ Dan Gable