Wrestling Fans, I’m Writing a Book. Will You Please Help Me?

I’m writing a book!

I have been in wrestling for a long time now, and along the way, I have learned so many great lessons to help me in other areas of my life. I love the sport, and I really want to give back to the amazing sport that has helped me so much. I have decided to write a book to help out parents with the sport of wrestling. When my older brother and I got into the sport of wrestling, my parents were starting from scratch. They had no experience whatsoever with a sport like wrestling. I can only imagine some of the questions and concerns that they had. Well I want to be able to help some other parents who are new to wrestling, or maybe just provide a little different perspective to seasoned wrestling parents, so I am writing a book. I want it to be a good book that people will find helpful, but in order for me to do that, I need your help. I need to know what are the questions that parents have about how they can help their kids in the sport of wrestling. As a parent, I know that I want to do everything that I can to help my children succeed in life. When something is important to my children, it instantly makes it that much more important to me too. I know how addictive the sport of wrestling is and how much of one’s heart and soul that an individual will put into the sport. When you see your child struggle so much, you want them to succeed.

This is how you can help me 🙂

So this is how you could help me, and I am even going to try to bribe you to get your help. If you leave me your BIGGEST QUESTION, OR QUESTIONS, about what you want to know about helping your child succeed in the sport of wrestling, I will give you a FREE copy of the book when I am finished with it. Please just leave a comment to this post by clicking the link that says “Leave a reply” above the post. Thank you in advance for your help with this. Also if you could share a link to this post on your Facebook or Twitter feed as well as forwarding it to your friends, that would be awesome. I am trying to get as much feed back as I can. Writing a book is something that is intimidating but so exciting as well. Thank you in advance for your help. I really appreciate it!

About The Author

Justin Ruiz is a college and youth wrestling coach. He was a 2x NCAA All American for the University of Nebraska, 6x World Team Member, and a World Bronze Medalist. He is currently an assistant coach at Utah Valley University and is one of the founders,partners, and coaches of Fortius Wrestling Club, a club that offers wrestling training and coaching to elementary, junior high, and high school athletes. To contact Justin visit the link here. Please remember to like the Fortius Wrestling page on Facebook here. You can also sign up for email updates via the form on the home page.

2 thoughts on “Wrestling Fans, I’m Writing a Book. Will You Please Help Me?

  1. Sean Warren

    The hardest of all questions: When to draw the line? “I dont want to go to practice” OR as a parent we want to push them really hard past / after practices and on their own. I almost pushed mine over the edge.

    How do you make sure they are developing where they should? Also is there a section on how little kids wrestling and evolving their moves? (As an example many little ones will look for a 3/4 stack.) That simply doesnt work at the higher levels. Is this then really worth teaching?

    Are there other moves like that even at high school that many can “Get away with” but would never work at a higher level? (Or the chance of the move working are so low that it doesn’t matter to even know or try it)

  2. Cody

    What are the core fundamentals that EVERY wrestler should know. Whether it be little league, high school, etc. Everyone will develop their own techniques and styles, which is important, but what should be the core for everyone.

    How much is too much? What amount of time should each wrestler be putting in to the sport to get the most out of it. This obviously depends on various situations and abilities, but how much would you recommend for the average wrestler that wants to push himself to become a star?

    What do you recommend practices be like? If you were to hold a high school practice for two hours each day, how much would be spent on weight training, learning/refining moves, live wrestling and conditioning?


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