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  • 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,...
  • The University of Regina loses its Wrestling Programs
    Wednesday May 2nd 2018 The University of Regina announced on Monday that they have cut the Men and Women Wrestling programs for the upcoming varsity 2018-2019 season. The cutting of the programs is in line...
  • Some random thoughts
    Thursday April 26th 2018 Usually when I write my blog, I have clear objective in mind. I want to talk about the state of wrestling in Quebec and maybe the country, the things that I've...
  • Life after wrestling
    Monday April 2nd 2018 Legendary American wrestler and coach Dan Gable once said that "Once you have wrestled everything else in life is easy". While that statement may seem pretty presumptious, anyone who's wrestled will...
  • The Junior-Senior Nationals makes its return to Quebec
    Monday March 26th 2018 The Junior-Senior Nationals made its return to Quebec for the first time in over twenty years with CLIC taking on the task of hosting Canada's premiere wrestling event at the Centre...
  • The unsung heroes of Quebec Wrestling: Judy Paul
    Thursday March 22nd 2018 "Excuse me, could you tell me when my match is?" Those words were said by a very young and inexpericed kid over twenty five years ago. I asked them to the...
  • Dedicated to all the people who support Quebec wrestling
    Monday March 5th, 2018 As sit here writing these articles, it occurs to me that there are many people in this province that have given a lot to the development of wrestling in the province...
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