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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 07:51:19 PM »
I think this is the same for HS wrestling.  Literally, the head coach can no longer be the quiet technician.  The head coach needs to be the guy that thinks outside the box and finds ways to bring excitement to the wrestlers and fans.  He must be chief fundraiser and booster.  He then needs good assistants to do all the work that head coaches used to do.

Motivators and promotional experts with the outgoing personalities will make better head coaches these days than the quiet leader that knows everything there is to know about wrestling but cannot get anyone excited about it.
Of Course, this is only my opinion and no one elses!

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 08:05:58 PM »
How about that screen saver in the background?  That might be the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 10:03:41 PM »
Good video.  I agree that all the little things on and off the mat make a difference in putting fans in the seats and building a program.  As I have written before:

1.  Summer camps help recruiting and help the state of wrestling - get the camps ramped up to get the best wrestlers wanting to come during the summer.  Day camps are not worth it.  You need to go back to overnight camps in the dorms with the UW wrestlers and alumni as counselors.  They should be present at each session if possible.  The young kids would love this.  End the camp with a tournament.
2.  Hold a coaching clinic each year similar to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.  Make it worthwhile for the state coaches to come to Madison.  Help them become better coaches and it will help you by building support.
3.  Invite wrestling teams through the high school coaching staff to come watch a dual meet and make it an experience for the team.  This builds support and fans.  Give the high school team a tour of the facilities.  Have your redshirts give the tour.  Make sure the highschool team gets the royal treatment.
4.  Get the Badger coaching staff and athletes involved with the state wrestling tournament.  They should be visible and helping out.  Why can't they hand out medals?  Why can't they congratulate the athletes on the podium? 
5.  Get the Wisconsin Program in the state wrestling program and on the scoreboard during the finals.  Make a cool video that can play during state.  Put a cool write up in the program. etc......

I could go on and on but you get the point.

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 12:36:28 AM »
How about that screen saver in the background?  That might be the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 12:37:33 AM »
Good video.  I agree that all the little things on and off the mat make a difference in putting fans in the seats and building a program.  As I have written before:

1.  Summer camps help recruiting and help the state of wrestling - get the camps ramped up to get the best wrestlers wanting to come during the summer.  Day camps are not worth it.  You need to go back to overnight camps in the dorms with the UW wrestlers and alumni as counselors.  They should be present at each session if possible.  The young kids would love this.  End the camp with a tournament.
2.  Hold a coaching clinic each year similar to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.  Make it worthwhile for the state coaches to come to Madison.  Help them become better coaches and it will help you by building support.
3.  Invite wrestling teams through the high school coaching staff to come watch a dual meet and make it an experience for the team.  This builds support and fans.  Give the high school team a tour of the facilities.  Have your redshirts give the tour.  Make sure the highschool team gets the royal treatment.
4.  Get the Badger coaching staff and athletes involved with the state wrestling tournament.  They should be visible and helping out.  Why can't they hand out medals?  Why can't they congratulate the athletes on the podium? 
5.  Get the Wisconsin Program in the state wrestling program and on the scoreboard during the finals.  Make a cool video that can play during state.  Put a cool write up in the program. etc......

I could go on and on but you get the point.

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 12:42:14 AM »
Good video.  I agree that all the little things on and off the mat make a difference in putting fans in the seats and building a program.  As I have written before:

1.  Summer camps help recruiting and help the state of wrestling - get the camps ramped up to get the best wrestlers wanting to come during the summer.  Day camps are not worth it.  You need to go back to overnight camps in the dorms with the UW wrestlers and alumni as counselors.  They should be present at each session if possible.  The young kids would love this.  End the camp with a tournament.
2.  Hold a coaching clinic each year similar to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.  Make it worthwhile for the state coaches to come to Madison.  Help them become better coaches and it will help you by building support.
3.  Invite wrestling teams through the high school coaching staff to come watch a dual meet and make it an experience for the team.  This builds support and fans.  Give the high school team a tour of the facilities.  Have your redshirts give the tour.  Make sure the highschool team gets the royal treatment.
4.  Get the Badger coaching staff and athletes involved with the state wrestling tournament.  They should be visible and helping out.  Why can't they hand out medals?  Why can't they congratulate the athletes on the podium? 
5.  Get the Wisconsin Program in the state wrestling program and on the scoreboard during the finals.  Make a cool video that can play during state.  Put a cool write up in the program. etc......

I could go on and on but you get the point.

All great ideas.  Hope someone there at UW is listening.  I think if you look at Ben's points you could point to UW as one of the programs that isn't getting it done in many of those ways. 
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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 08:10:52 AM »
Good video.  I agree that all the little things on and off the mat make a difference in putting fans in the seats and building a program.  As I have written before:

1.  Summer camps help recruiting and help the state of wrestling - get the camps ramped up to get the best wrestlers wanting to come during the summer.  Day camps are not worth it.  You need to go back to overnight camps in the dorms with the UW wrestlers and alumni as counselors.  They should be present at each session if possible.  The young kids would love this.  End the camp with a tournament.
2.  Hold a coaching clinic each year similar to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.  Make it worthwhile for the state coaches to come to Madison.  Help them become better coaches and it will help you by building support.
3.  Invite wrestling teams through the high school coaching staff to come watch a dual meet and make it an experience for the team.  This builds support and fans.  Give the high school team a tour of the facilities.  Have your redshirts give the tour.  Make sure the highschool team gets the royal treatment.
4.  Get the Badger coaching staff and athletes involved with the state wrestling tournament.  They should be visible and helping out.  Why can't they hand out medals?  Why can't they congratulate the athletes on the podium? 
5.  Get the Wisconsin Program in the state wrestling program and on the scoreboard during the finals.  Make a cool video that can play during state.  Put a cool write up in the program. etc......

I could go on and on but you get the point.
All great points but
1) The ran them but I think there were more kids from a FL team then WI. Attendance was low and that is why they are trying to reach out to clubs and HS teams this summer.
2) They do have the one small wrestle off afternoon meeting
3) I know they would be open to this. The guys (wrestlers and coaches) are hands on after each home meet
4) kind of tough when they are at NCAA or gearing up for it
5) like the idea a lot!

There is a lot of work that needs to be done between the UW; clubs; HS; WI Wrestling club, etc. Maybe Trevor will get on and address some of them.

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 08:59:52 AM »
Good video.  I agree that all the little things on and off the mat make a difference in putting fans in the seats and building a program.  As I have written before:

1.  Summer camps help recruiting and help the state of wrestling - get the camps ramped up to get the best wrestlers wanting to come during the summer.  Day camps are not worth it.  You need to go back to overnight camps in the dorms with the UW wrestlers and alumni as counselors.  They should be present at each session if possible.  The young kids would love this.  End the camp with a tournament.
2.  Hold a coaching clinic each year similar to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.  Make it worthwhile for the state coaches to come to Madison.  Help them become better coaches and it will help you by building support.
3.  Invite wrestling teams through the high school coaching staff to come watch a dual meet and make it an experience for the team.  This builds support and fans.  Give the high school team a tour of the facilities.  Have your redshirts give the tour.  Make sure the highschool team gets the royal treatment.
4.  Get the Badger coaching staff and athletes involved with the state wrestling tournament.  They should be visible and helping out.  Why can't they hand out medals?  Why can't they congratulate the athletes on the podium? 
5.  Get the Wisconsin Program in the state wrestling program and on the scoreboard during the finals.  Make a cool video that can play during state.  Put a cool write up in the program. etc......

I could go on and on but you get the point.

All great ideas.  Hope someone there at UW is listening.  I think if you look at Ben's points you could point to UW as one of the programs that isn't getting it done in many of those ways. 

Pure speculation, but by looking into some of the things he said, I think Ben had UW at the forefront of his thoughts while he delivering these thoughts.

Again, purely speculation.
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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 10:54:08 AM »
Great video Ben!!  Couldn't agree more!

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 11:14:12 AM »
Anybody have Barry Alvarez's email address?

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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 01:54:53 PM »
Here is a good article regarding BU dropping their program from a wrestling alum.

http://dailyfreepress.com/2013/04/03/ghosts-of-editors-past-bu-alums-view-on-why-bu-should-keep-wrestling/


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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 04:35:47 PM »
Has Ben applied for many D1 coaching positions?
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Re: Could not have said it better....
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 05:37:32 PM »
Has Ben applied for many D1 coaching positions?


I don't know, but I'd be very intrigued in giving him a shot.

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