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31 Mar 2023

Category: Jason’s Blog

Jason's Blog

The 2020 Olympic Trials

Thursday December 19th, 2019 The Dalai Lama said that “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” This statement pretty much encapsulated my weekend as I attended the Canadian Olympic Team Trials with my…

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Coaching University Tournaments

Monday November 25th 2019 So last weekend, I got to coach at the York Invitational. While it just might be another tournament on the university circuit, for me it was a change of pace. Normally my weekends are filled with driving our younger athletes as…

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Two Gold Medals from the World Championships

Saturday November 9th, 2019  It’s been a little over a week now since Jade Dufour captured her Bronze Medal at the U23 Senior World Championships in Budapest Hungary. To qualify for the World Championships is an accomplishment enough but to medal at the World Championships…

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Everyone wants to learn from an expert

Thursday October 24th 2019 This blog will be slightly different from some of my previous entries in that normally I talk about what’s on my mind concerning wrestling in the province of Quebec. While this won’t change as much, the tone will be slightly different….

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What makes a good leader

Friday September 27th 2019 It’s been nearly week since my first session at the Advanced Coaching Diploma session in Toronto.  With all that I have going on, I realized that taking the course would definitely constitute just another huge commitment on my part.  As mentioned in…

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Why we coach

Wednesday September 18th 2019 This weekend I begin my Advanced Diploma of coaching at the National Coaching Centre in Toronto.  To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure I would be able to pursue it since I couldn’t take it in Quebec due to the inflexibility…

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A funny month

Saturday August 31st 2019 August is a funny month for wrestling.  It marks the end of the summer months and some clubs begin preparation for the new season.  Membership drives for new athletes are usually done around this time and though high school teams have…

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How to keep people in wrestling

Wednesday July 31st 2019 When I officially ended my high school practices for the school year, it wasn’t without a certain amount of bitterness.  Towards the end, there were only two or three athletes showing up and they were so far apart in weight that it…

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Some time to gather my thoughts

Saturday July 13th, 2019 With my last tournament done last weekend, I’ve finally come to the end of my competitive season with both my high school and club teams.  Practices are still on going, because let’s face it, there really is no off-season in wrestling when…

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