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  • 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...
  • Wearing different hats
    Wednesday October 31st 2018 Modern society heaps on many responsibilities for us to occupy. This is not a simple time as I feel that both the development of technology and the speed in which the...
  • The Week of the Coach
    Sunday October 7th 2018 The "Week of the Coach" as stated by the NCCP finished about a week ago. I wanted to post something about it to acknowledge all the hard work that our Quebec...
  • Preparing for the next generation
    Thursday September 27th 2018 It's gotten to the point in my professional and coaching life where I'm pretty much settled. Things won't change that much for the forseeable future and some would say that this...
  • Another season begins
    Saturday September 8th 2018 While tournaments won't start till the month of October for the University athletes and November for the high school athletes, September could mark the unofficial beginning for wrestling clubs here in...
  • Experience versus Certification
    Tuesday August 28th 2018 Months ago I was accepted to the Advanced Diploma of Coaching, the highest certification that can be obtained in the Canadian coaching system. I spoke about the support that didn't receive...
  • The lull of the summer months
    Saturday August 11th 2018 The wrestling season is at a lull now in Quebec as youth and high school programs across the province have either shut down or have reduced attendance as people leave for...
  • Promoting the sport of Wrestling in Quebec
    Friday July 13th 2018 At the Ontario Cup in Guelph last week, I got to catch up with some old friends from my competing days. Seeing as I didn't have a lot of coaching to...
  • Dedicated to all the people behind the scenes in the sport of wrestling
    Monday July 2nd 2018 This year, I decided to try and organize a wrestling field trip to Cuba for my high school team. I wanted to do a training camp before the high school finals...
  • School activity fees to be abolished in the province of Quebec
    Wednesday June 20th 2018 I know that the title of this blog sounds kind of strange. How does this subject pertain to our sport in the province? Hear me out. Last year Daisye Marcil, a...
  • Transitioning from athlete to coach
    Tuesday June 12th 2018 As I wake up to a dull ache in my back from last night's workout, I'm sudenly reminded that I'm not a young man anymore. Chronologically, I'm young but athletically I'm...
  • The gap in skill level at the International Level
    Thursday May 31st 2018 The Matteo Pellicone tournament wrapped up on Sunday with the Beach Wrestling event on the beaches of Stintino in Sardenia Italy. While no Quebec athletes competed in the Beach Wrestling event,...
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