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25 Sep 2022

Category: Jason’s Blog

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Pushing athletes; a new perspective

Monday August 8th 2022 Years ago, before the 2017 Canada Games, I published an article on pushing athletes. While not a long article, in it I mused on few factors of what pushing athletes was all about to me and what were acceptable levels. After…

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My reflections from the Nationals

Friday June 17th 2022 As I disembarked the plane on Sunday evening, landing in Montreal after a delay in our departure from our layover stop in Winnipeg (and another one in Montreal thanks to the fact that another plane was parked in our spot), I…

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My return to coaching

June 6th 2022 It’s been a while now since we’ve been allowed to return to coaching. For the longest time, our sport had been shut down as we waited to hear the news about when we would be allowed to come back. Size restrictions, building…

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My final journey through the ACD

May 16th, 2022 It’s been a while since the blog was published. In truth, it’s hard to write something about wrestling when like many people, I was isolated from the community. One coach that I spoke to during the lockdown joked that it was the…

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Bias in athlete selection and coaching

Tuesday March 31st, 2020 As this quarantine persists onwards, we in the wrestling community have had a lot to think about. Lack of training as well as competitions has forced us to consider alternatives to training in order for us to keep our athletes engaged….

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The effects of the Corona virus on sports

Monday March 16th, 2020 It’s Monday, the first of our fourteen-day quarantine since Quebec Premier François Legault announced that schools will be closed for a two-week period to help control the spread of the CODVID-19 virus that has escalated to pandemic levels. Before the shutdown, most…

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Some final thoughts for February

Saturday February 29th 2020 As the month of February comes to close and on a Leap Year no less, it’s been a busy month for wrestling in the province. The GMAA season came to a close, as the 2020 All-Star Meet and the GMAA Championships were…

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Reflections from the 2020 GMAA Championships

Tuesday February 18th, 2020 It’s been roughly five days since the high school wrestling season came to a close. The GMAA Wrestling Championships marks the end of the high school varsity season and the end of wrestling for some schools and their programs for the…

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Show some appreciation for coaches

Friday January 31st, 2020 I think it goes without saying that you should show your appreciation for coaches. While this may seem obvious, like common sense, it’s becoming rarer as time goes on. While this sounds like a rant on the current generation and its perceived…

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Balancing the old and the new

Monday January 6th 2020 One of my favourite things to do during the holidays is to watch sports. With two weeks to more less myself, I love watching the World Junior Hockey Championships, the Spengler Cup and the English Premier League as games come fast and…

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