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Recommended Reading for All Wrestling Parents

"Parent's Guide to Youth Wrestling" by Bill Campbell, © 2000, article reprinted with permission from USA WRESTLING.

"The Ten Commandments for a Wrestling Parent" (author unknown)

"Why Wrestle?" (author unknown)

"How Safe Is Wrestling?"

"How a Match Works - What Takes Place in a Wrestling Match"

Why Wrestle?
(Author Unknown)

Wrestling prepares a person to fight the game of life.

The wrestler is the one athlete that must meet his opponent and do battle completely on his own;

No one can substitute: no time outs are possible.

He has no one to check, screen, block, or assist him in any way;

There is no one to blame for his mistakes.

When he wins, he must show quiet pride and modesty.

When he loses, the responsibility is his.

Wrestling is a true sport.

In other sports, when contact is made, they blow the whistle to stop the action;

In wrestling, when contact is made, we're just getting started.

No other sport requires more sacrifice then wrestling.

The individual, through self-denial, offers more of his character than ever be explained here.

It is something he carries with him throughout life...

Through every trial, test, and tribulation.