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Author: Scott Shipman

It’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Mar 13th 2020 in Uncategorized

Like many of you in this club, I’m extremely disappointed in not getting to see our team compete at the AAU State Championships.  My son cried, when I broke the news to him yesterday afternoon and I’m sure many of you had similar experiences.  My heart breaks for the NCAA Athletes that will not get […]

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When Should a Beginner Wrestler Start Competing?

Nov 14th 2019 in Uncategorized

We are approaching the start of the competition season and there is always interest from parents and athletes in criteria for determining when their son or daughter is ready for competition.  I have spent over 40 years involved in this sport as an athlete, coach, and now as a father, and I have formed my […]

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Pre-season Preparation

Oct 2nd 2019 in Uncategorized

We have made it to October and many athletes are beginning to transition into winter sport mode and the start to their wrestling season.  A majority of our wrestlers have been competing in other sports or activities during the summer and fall and now need to start spending some time getting ready for the specialized […]

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2019 Beginners Clinic

Sep 12th 2019 in Uncategorized

The Williamson County Wrestling Club, in conjunction with Independence High School is holding our third annual beginners wrestling clinic on 9/23 and 9/25. This event is open to any elementary-aged boy or girl who is interested in trying the sport of wrestling. Our intent is to provide two nights of supervised fun, exposing these participants […]

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Fundamental Concepts and Prerequisites For Competition

Dec 18th 2018 in Uncategorized

I was fortunate enough to spend many years competing in the sport of wrestling and was blessed to coach at the college level for over ten years, two as an NCAA Division I Head Coach.  When my wife, Annie and I started having children about ten years ago, we felt God was leading us to pursue […]

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Recommended Pre-requisites for Competition

Dec 15th 2018 in Uncategorized

Motor Development and Body Awareness: Length of mat bear crawl and crab walk (basic strength and core stability) Proficiency at forward and backward rolls – proper body mechanics, especially neck Proficiency at dive forward roll to feet– kinesthetic awareness Front and Back Bridging (without hands) – for time Clock walking and hip heist mechanics  Forward […]

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