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  • Some time to gather my thoughts
    Saturday July 13th, 2019 With my last tournament done last weekend, I've finally come to the end of my competitive season with both my high school and club teams. Practices are still on going, because...
  • Beat the Streets Quebec Style part 2: ​​​​​​​My impressions
    Monday June 17th 2019 Even though it's been a couple of days since the event on Crescent Street, my mind is still buzzing at what I witnessed. There are so many thoughts going through my...
  • Beat the Streets Quebec Style part 1: The Matches
    Saturday June 15th 2019 On Thursday June 13th, a truly unique event took place in the heart of downtown Montreal on Crescent Street in front of the famous Sir Winston Churchill Pub. The vision of...
  • A truly international experience
    Friday May 31st 2019 Having gotten back from Italy to a stack of corrections, which I'm really not looking forward to, I took the opportunity to reflect on my experience at this year's Matteo Pellicone...
  • Taking care of our amateur athletes
    Tuesday April 30th 2019 There has been something that I've thinking about for a long time. I've alluded to it in previous blogs but only now do I feel the need to expand upon it...
  • My thoughts from the U17, U19 National Championships
    Sunday April 21st 2019 The National Championships wrapped up a couple of weeks ago and the fact that it was held in New Brunswick meant that once again I would be taking a drive to...
  • As the months go by
    Sunday March 31st 2019 With the end of the month coming up, we can see that it was a pretty successful end of year for our junior and senior athletes as the National Championships yielded...
  • Roughhousing at Recess
    Thursday March 7th 2018 I've often said that the current generation of athletes in North America may not be at the level of competitivness as that of our foreign counterparts. Some of it comes from...
  • What's really important
    Thursday February 28th 2019 As my high school season is officially over, with both the GMAA Championships and the Provincials finishing in the month of February, and with none of my athletes heading to Nationals...
  • Wrestling Moms
    Wednesday February 13th 2019 So it's the middle of the month and I have nothing to speak about in my blog. Granted I'm not under any deadliine and I seriously doubt that there's a slew...
  • Parent's and Sports
    Wednesday January 30th 2019 Normally in the blog, I like to speak about things that are more positive in nature. The blog has been a place that I've used to share my experiences and to...
  • A change to the high school wrestling format for the future
    Tuesday January 8th 2019 As the new year begins and the season resumes, my thoughts instantly go to my high school team and how to best get them started after the holiday break. There were...
  • Another year done and a look to the future
    Monday December 31st 2018 Another year has passed and with it, many things have have transpired for us as a province and for myself personally. In terms of results, Quebec had a banner year. We...
  • Professional Development
    Tuesday December 11th 2018 In recent years, it has been required by coaches here in Canada to now acquire professional development points every couple of years in order to maintain their coaching certification. Courses offered...
  • A new beginning for Canadian wrestlers?
    Thursday November 29th 2018 The World Championships for the Junior, Senior and U-23 yielded some fantastic results for Canadian wrestlers as Aly Barghout captured Silver at the Junior World Championships (125 kg), the Senior Women's...
  • The opportunity to coach
    Monday November 12th 2018 Let's face it, coaching for most coaches in Canada is more of volunteer job than an actual career. While there are few jobs out there that allow you to coach full...
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