Pete has been a varsity wrestling coach for 15 years and has faces the struggles every new coach has had to go through. His first year coaching. the entire varsity team had 8 kids and didn’t win a single match!
Over 15 years, his program has come a long way: two NY State Champions, 11 All-State Wrestlers, 22 Individual Section Champions, 50 All-Section Wrestlers and many dozens of All-League athletes.
For Pete, coaching is a passion and a labor of love. Now with years of experience under his belt; dozens and dozens of books on coaching theory, sports psychology, performance nutrition, team building and motivation read and on his bookshelf; thousands of dollars worth of clinics, seminars and classes attended and PLENTY of trial and error, Pete is out to ensure that coaches don't have to struggle with their questions on their own anymore!
Table of Contents:
0:11 – Guest Intro
2:18 – Personal Youth Sports Experience/ Growing up
6:30 - Favourite Memory
10:28 – His start to coaching
12:20 - What would you have done differently if you could go back?
16:10 – His Teams philosophy
23:56 – Win Smarter
27:35 – Engaging Parents
31:00 – Core Values
44:00 – His Standards
48:00 – What can coaches do to help kids love the game more at the end of the season than they did at the beginning?
52:40 – Resources
56:30 - #1 tip for new coaches to shave years off their learning curve