Milford Wrestling


Milford High School Wrestling

(Updated 2-18-2018)

 

"Built on Rock"

Congratulations to the Spartans who competed at the Division 2 Tournament this past Saturday.  Milford placed 9 wrestlers! Ricky Debernardo - 1st @ 160, Dominic Goulette - 2nd @ 195, Ethan Briggs - 3rd @ 138, Deacon Currier - 3rd @ 113, Rory O'Connor - 3rd @ 220, Trevor Grenier - 4th @ 145, Rudy Schnare - 5th @ 120, Charlie Carter - 5th @ 126, Tim Whelan - 6th @ HWY.  Milford will be sending 8 wrestlers to the Meet of Champions next weekend. 

SCHEDULE


Monday 2/19 - Day Off for Rest

Tuesday 2/20 - Practice in Café 2:45 - 4:45 PM

Wednesday 2/21 - Practice in Café 2:45 - 4:45 PM

Thursday 2/22 - Practice in Café 2:45 - 4:45 PM

Friday 2/23 - Practice in Café 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Saturday 2/24 - NH State Meet of Champions Tournament @ Nashua South HS

                         7:15 AM Bus Time, 8:30 AM Weigh-ins, 9:30 AM Start


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10 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Kids Wrestle Their Best

1. Verbally & Non-verbally communicate you believe in them. Kyle Dake said his mom told him he could do anything dozens of times every day!

2. Verbally & Non-verbally communicate that you accept them, love them, & are proud of them NO MATTER WHAT. Reinforce winning, perfection, & success are much lower on your priority list than their fun, happiness, & enjoyment- you might be surprised how much more success this brings with it.

3. Praise their performance, not their outcome. You want to complement a kid for positive qualities like wrestling hard, taking chances, going for moves, staying positive, maintaining composure, never quitting, etc. The wrestler mastering these qualities will eventually be the one who succeeds. Complementing them too much for winning teaches them that winning is all that matters, and by default losing disappoints you. 

4. Ask your kid permission before giving your opinion/criticism. Ie. Would you mind my opinion… (This gives the kid a sense of power during a sensitive interaction).

5. Don’t always talk about wrestling too much at home. Let your kid bring it up first most of the time. Let your home be a place of peace, positivity, & mental recovery.

6. Be positive & supportive. 9 out of 10 times, this is what your kid would like.

7. If you read the forums, newspapers, rankings, box scores, DON’T talk about it with your kid. 

8. Know your role. Wrestlers wrestle. Coaches coach. Officials officiate. Parents parent. And there should be very little, if any, overlap between them.

9. Don’t make match/tournament day special. Your kids can sense this & it usually leads to them doing the same thing. You want them treating everything the same, so should you.

10. When in doubt- LAY OFF! This is tough to do, but it is often the right thing to do, especially when you know your kid is already serious about the sport. 

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“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” ~ Dan Gable


 

 

"If you're not lifting weights, you're falling behind" ~ Coach Sellars

 
 

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