18 Apr 2024

Category: Jason’s Blog

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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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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...