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  • Balancing the old and the new
    Monday January 6th 2020 One of my favourite things to do during the holidays is to watch sports. With two weeks to more less myself, I love watching the World Junior Hockey Championships, the Spengler...
  • The value of being a teacher and some finals thoughts for the year of 2019
    Tuesday December 31st 2019 I started this current competitive year with a trip to the Ontario Institute of Sports. This was the first in-person meeting for my journey to complete my ACD to obtain my...
  • The 2020 Olympic Trials
    Thursday December 19th, 2019 The Dalai Lama said that “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” This statement pretty much encapsulated my...
  • Coaching University Tournaments
    Monday November 25th 2019 So last weekend, I got to coach at the York Invitational. While it just might be another tournament on the university circuit, for me it was a change of pace. Normally...
  • Two Gold Medals from the World Championships
    Saturday November 9th, 2019 It's been a little over a week now since Jade Dufour captured her Bronze Medal at the U23 Senior World Championships in Budapest Hungary. To qualify for the World Championships is...
  • Everyone wants to learn from an expert
    Thursday October 24th 2019 This blog will be slightly different from some of my previous entries in that normally I talk about what's on my mind concerning wrestling in the province of Quebec. While this...
  • What makes a good leader
    Friday September 27th 2019 It's been nearly week since my first session at the Advanced Coaching Diploma session in Toronto. With all that I have going on, I realized that taking the course would definitely...
  • Why we coach
    Wednesday September 18th 2019 This weekend I begin my Advanced Diploma of coaching at the National Coaching Centre in Toronto. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure I would be able to pursue it since...
  • A funny month
    Saturday August 31st 2019 August is a funny month for wrestling. It marks the end of the summer months and some clubs begin preparation for the new season. Membership drives for new athletes are usually...
  • How to keep people in wrestling
    Wednesday July 31st 2019 When I officially ended my high school practices for the school year, it wasn't without a certain amount of bitterness. Towards the end, there were only two or three athletes showing...
  • 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...
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