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The oldest sport. With the possible exception of athletics, wrestling is recognized as the world's oldest competitive sport. Indeed cave drawings of wrestlers have been found dating as far back as 3000 BC. The sport was introduced into the ancient Olympics in 708 BC.
There are several incredible benefits of wrestling, not only that can positively affect children but also as they grow into an adult Here are a few reasons why kids should wrestle:
Wrestling is arguably one of the most unique and exciting extracurricular school opportunities, the intense and passionate meeting of two athletes in front of a crowd. Unfortunately, those unfamiliar with the sport may have a limited view of its best aspects.
Wrestling is safe...
Wrestling rules are very clear on safety. Illegal moves and potentially dangerous situations can result in penalty points and even disqualification. Further, matches are tightly officiated with close attention potentially dangerous circumstances. If there are any concerns about an awkward hold or position, even if there is no penalty involved, official will stop action immediately. Coaches and referees work very hard to keep wrestling safe for all participants. Very little chance of concussions.
Wrestling is NOT a brute sport...
Wrestling is not a sport that demands brute strength. Technique and conditioning are more important to succeed in wrestling than the ability to push someone around the mat for 30 seconds. Wrestling is a sport of control, not violence.
Wrestling is for ALL sizes
Thanks to numerous weight classes spanning a variety of body types, the sport is comparatively accessible and open to many different kinds of athletes. There is room for everyone regardless of abilities (or disabilities) and size. Wrestlers only compete against others in a similar weight class and skill level.
Wrestling is for ALL abilities
Wrestling is known for being an all-inclusive sport with athletes of all backgrounds. It is one of the few sports that does allow for people with disabilities to complete against athletes without disabilities
Wrestling is an individual AND team sport
Wrestling is an individual sport, but also has a team component, and still teaches teamwork and the importance of working together. It is one of the few sports where a child's foot speed, ball-handling skills, hand-eye coordination, and size do not matter.
Wrestling teaches empathy
Wrestling competitively is tough, but teaches empathy at a young age because sooner or later, everyone loses a match. How often do you see eight-year-old teammates hugging and consoling each other after emotional losses?
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