Perhaps more so than any other combination, many
coaches and players insist that wrestlers seem to make
The Best Football Players!
Three primary reasons the sports go so well together:
It is a total body sport that teaches athletes to be flexible, strong, explosive, agile;
to have a great sense of balance;
and have the level of conditioning that rivals
any other endurance sport.
If done effectively, the football player-wrestler hybrid is an easily recruitable product for college coaches in either sport. What football coach wouldn’t want an athlete on their team that is always going to give them 100%? An athlete that they never have to tell, “hit the weight room,” or “you should get extra laps in after practice?” A true wrestler always wants to be the first to arrive and the last to leave. A wrestler is self reliant and will never blame his teammates for his loss.
Wrestling makes football players
The ability of one to change the position of his body efficiently and easily.
The ability to make a series of movements in a very short period of time.
The maintenance of body equilibrium through muscular control.
The ability to make a wide range of muscular movements.
The ability to put together a combination of movements in a flowing rhythm.
The development of muscular and cardiovascular-respiratory stamina.
MUSCULAR POWER (EXPLOSIVENESS)
The ability to use strength and speed simultaneously.
The willingness to keep on trying or pushing your adversary at all times.
The desire to make the sacrifices necessary to become a better athlete and person.
A WINNING ATTITUDE
The inner knowledge that you will do your best – win or lose.
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"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called...GUTS."
~ Dan Gable, US Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler