Raising Wrestlers is a podcast helping parents and coaches navigate the amazing (and sometimes crazy) sport of youth wrestling. Offering support and encouragement as you develop your young wrestler(s).
Raising Wrestlers - Chris Ramos, Episode 15
In this episode, my friend Chris Ramos joins me to discuss his coaching, training, and competition philosophies. Chris coaches some of the top wrestlers throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.
Raising Wrestlers - Nick Purler, Episode 14
In this episode I am joined by Nick Purler of Purler Wrestling. Nick is a fountain of wrestling knowledge and wisdom so you won't want to miss out!
Raising Wrestlers - Jeannine Blackorby, Episode 13
Join me for this week's Raising Wrestlers episode for a wrestling mom's reflections on VAC Holiday Duals. Jeannine Blackorby is a veteran wrestling mom who has experienced her share of VAC duals. You won't want to miss out!
Raising Wrestlers - Chris Mance, Episode 012
In this episode Chris Mance and I reflect on VAC Holiday Duals. The discussion naturally led to how we can motivate our kids on and off the wrestling mat. Check out Chris' blog regarding the 9 motivational goals: https://www.chrismance.com/2019/10/25/a-wrestling-goal-for-each-of-the-9-categories-of-motivation/?fbclid=IwAR0pjgjuk-G17BfXkXyuqEGzlJ7OVb_lIAZy0rx-PSalqPL_pd_J2lcnvwM
Raising Wrestlers - Jason Kiessling, Episode 11
Jason Kiessling is building one of the most respectable youth wrestling clubs in southern Maryland. On this episode we discuss the progress of Rampage Wrestling as well as some of his thoughts on the youth development in general.
Raising Wrestlers - Jason Layton, Episode 010
Join me on this episode of Raising Wrestlers as I sit down with Jason Layton to discuss the issue of weight cutting in youth wrestling. Jason is not simply complaining about the issue, he is working hard to develop a new system to cut out weight cutting!
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I am a mother to two wrestlers and I have gotten some great information from this podcast! I love listening to every episode that comes out! I wish I could pick Jeff’s brain for advice on my boys so I’ll just keep listening. 👍🏻
Fun Listening and Very Informative
This is a great podcast for ANY wrestling parent. The landscape of youth wrestling; like many others sports, is constantly evolving. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and he “walks it, like he talks it.” I look forward to listening to many more of these podcasts in the future. Parenting this sport is extremely challenging. Invisible lines get crossed all the time and we as parents sometimes have to walk back our words or our deeds. I am confident this podcast will help me to be more informed and help in making more knowledge decisions in the future. Great work!