23 May 2024

Category: Jason’s Blog

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Athlete’s funding at the grassroots level

Monday July 17th 2017 I recently got into a conversation with another coach about the subject of funding for athletes in amateur sports.  This is always a touchy subject as funding at the lower levels of sport in Canada is virtually non-existent.  Funding at the higher...
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Pushing athletes

Monday June 26th 2017 As preparations for the upcoming Canada Games approaches  this summer, I recently got into a conversation with a colleague from work.  Discussions centred on the Canada Games and how her son had made the Quebec team for baseball.  As I congratulated...
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My thoughts from Sardinia

Saturday June 10th 2017 Having had more than week to reflect on my trip, and coming back to some truly depressing initial June weather here in Montreal, I can now give my full impressions on the training camp.  For starters, I don’t think that there...
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Wrestling Training Camps

Wednesday June 7th 2017 What a week!  Having just returned from the international wrestling training camp in Sardinia Italy, I’m considerably more tanned and well rested from my trip.  While it may have seemed like I was on an extended vacation, the camp was long...
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Starting up a program

Tuedsay May 23rd 2017 When starting up a program, there are many challenges that you will face.  This goes for an academic, cultural or athletic program and whether it’s at a community centre or at a highschool.  For the sake of tapping into my own...
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A busy summer ahead

Friday May 12th 2017 The summer months usually mark the off-season for high-school and university wrestlers.  Competitions in the summer are few and far between as the focus shifts to international tournaments featuring usually featuring members of the Canadian National Team.  Quebec athletes who are on the...
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Developing a High-Performance athlete

Saturday April 22nd 2017 In the world of sports, I have seen many different category of athletes.  Athletes have their own personal foibles and behave very differently from non-athletes.  Wrestling sees many of these personality types and as such, I’ve decided to place them into categories based...
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Sports and Travel

April 14th, 2017 Now that the Nationals are over and I find myself planning my trip to Sardenia Italy to coach at the Roger Milone tournament, I realize that the sport of wrestling has afforded me many opportunities to travel.  Travel can be one the most rewarding parts...
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The road to the Nationals

Thursday March 23rd 2017 In the world of amateur sports, there are a lot challenges.  For one, there is no professional contract that keeps you supported financially while you’re competing.  Often athletes struggle with making ends meet as amateurs, hoping that they can make enough...
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Sports and Politics

Monday March 6th 2017 I normally don’t like to get political in what I write.  I feel that the blog is there for wrestling and to promote the sport of wrestling and politics shouldn’t factor in to the equation.  I also feel that everyone is...