Anyone who has wrestled knows the sport is intense both mentally and physically. For a season that spans nearly 4 months, with competitions more frequent than any other sport, kids are not turning out. While all our kids are wrestling over winter break, their friends are doing with their friends and family, recharging their mental energy over a long break. Wrestlers donít get that. It is not all that understandable why we have a participation problem right now, the covid pandemic aside.
The die hard elite wrestlers will always be there and will make it to these winter break practices no matter what. The kids this targets are the fringe kids that may not have the support and resources to get there.
I propose starting the season after winter break. For the purpose of increasing attendance. Let me know what you think.