When you finally decide how successful you really want to be, you've got to set priorities. Then, each and every day, you've got to take care of the top ones. The lower ones may fall behind, but you can't let the top ones slip. You don't forget about the lower ones though because they can add up to hurt you. Just take care of the top ones first. In 25 years as a head coach and assistant, I think I might have missed one practice. Why? Because practice is my top priority, a day doesn't go by when I don't accomplish something in my family life or my profession because those two things are my top priorities. Dan Gable
Wrestlers Goals and Code of Conduct
As Wizard wrestlers, we pride ourselves on a tradition of safety, sportsmanship, hard work, and fun. To ensure we build upon this tradition we would like each wrestler to understand and sign the code of conduct form. In addition, we would like each wrestler to establish their personal goals for the season. We ask that they be reviewed and signed by the parents and coaches.
Training - Give your "all" and finish what you start. Responsibility - Accept the consequences (good or bad) of your actions. Undaunted - Let nothing stop you from reaching your goals. Excuses - Allow no place in your life for making excuses.
Compassion - Care for the feelings of others. Humility - Accept success with graciousness. Attitude - Think "positive" thoughts, especially when times are tough. Maturity - Don't permit negative emotions to control your life. Pride - Accept failure with dignity. Integrity - Be honest with others and yourself. Obedience - Learn to follow if you plan to lead. Nurture - Feed your talents, knowing that you can never stop learning.
TEN COMMANDMENTS OF WRESTLING 1 - Thou Shall Not Make Excuses 2 - Thou Shall Listen To Coaching Staff 3 - Thou Shall Not Miss Practice 4 - Thou Shall Not Play Basketball 5 - Thou Shall Have Team Leadership 6 - Thou Shall Not Miss Weight 7 - Thou Shall Not Have Poor Sportsmanship 8 - Thou Shall Not Quit 9 - Thou Shall Not Be Intimidated 10 - Thou Shall Not Forget What Parents Have Done
"Don't Fear Criticism" "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
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