Q) What makes the Arrichion wrestling club different from other clubs?
A) There are several reasons why our wrestlers keep coming back and improving:
1) We are focused on the individual so we only train small groups of wrestlers at a time. Our instruction is personalized. No one hides out in our room.
2) We have a system of training that emphasizes the most important aspects of the sport.
We are focused on quality rather than quantity and nothing is hit and miss which unfortunately
is the case in many clubs. And we do not believe that a quick fix works —our wrestlers
commit to year round training.
3) We are master teachers who know how to break down the technique and focus on details.
We take the craft of coaching seriously and are continuously studying and improving.
4) We believe in the value of drilling. Too many programs show lots of moves, but never drill them.
5) We know how to prepare wrestlers physically and mentally to win. 6) We don’t believe that anyone can coach. Being a national champ does not make you a great coach, having wrestled in college or high school doesn’t make you a great coach, having a degree in physical education or exercise and sport science does not make you a great coach, passion doesn’t make you a great coach. Coaching is a disciplined profession that requires a great deal of development and years to master. This is our profession and we are professionals it is not just a hobby or something we do on the side. Frankly, we are some of the best at what we do—we are passionate, we have a system, we are continually growing professionally, and we get results.
Q) What are the criteria for participating in the Arrichion Club?
A) We are looking for focused wrestlers who are willing to work hard and commit to year-round training.
Q) Why should we pay for wrestling instruction?
A) Coaching is our profession and we deliver a premium product. We give whatever it takes to ensure that our athletes achieve results. Many youth and high school programs focus on large numbers and turn in to inexpensive babysitting services. In addition, some of the staff haven’t had the experience or training to know how to coach the sport. For serious wrestlers and their parents this can be frustrating. If you are going to spend the time and effort to participate in the sport and to enter tournaments you might as well do it properly and be prepared. We will make sure this happens.
Q) How much does it cost?
A) Our training is personalized and limited to small groups of wrestlers per session. Our rates for this type of individualized training are a great value at less than $20 per hour of instruction.
Q) What if my child participates in other sports?
A) We understand that this is a challenge for some families. Some of our wrestlers participate in other sports, but most are focusing on wrestling. Regardless we encourage Arrichion participants to find a way to continue throughout the year. Wrestling is a tough, complex sport that takes years to learn. We don’t play wrestling on the playground so structured practice sessions are essential to growth in the sport.
Q) Why don’t you train wrestlers who are younger than 9 years old?
A) Because of the nature of the sport we feel that children under 9 are better served by participating in other physical activities like gymnastics, for example. Wrestling is very tough and the one on one nature of it makes it even tougher. We evaluate each child, however, and on occasion have accepted one in to our training program before age 9, usually because they come from a wrestling family and have a better understanding of the sport. Even then we recommend that they focus on learning body position, moves, and wrestling games rather than compete in tournaments. Our youngest wrestlers are introduced into our system in private training sessions which allows them to become competent and confident enough to handle a regular team practice.
Q) Don’t you think kids who participate this intensely will burn out?
A) Nothing leads to ‘burn out’ faster than getting your butt kicked, regardless of the activity you are pursuing. In other words, if you don’t have the appropriate skill and preparation to win it is easy to think you are ‘burned out.’ We have seen many naturally strong athletes who have dominated solely because of their athletic ability ‘burn out’ by the time the other kids who have developed skill mature. We firmly believe that the term ‘burn out’ is an excuse used by coaches, parents, and athletes who are either not successful or too lazy to want to work hard enough. Our system is developed to implement appropriate training phases and levels. We do not over train, but we train in a focused manner. In addition, we have scheduled in time for physical and mental rehabilitation.