Athleticism Over Specialized Skills
Jason Borrelli (@Jason_Borrelli) is the head wrestling coach at Stanford University. Before joining the Cardinal coaching staff in 2007, Borrelli wrestled and coached at Central Michigan.
When asked when he thinks kids should start specialization, Borrelli says it can really depend on the athlete. The overall athleticism is so important to wrestling that Borrelli says having an isolated skill set is great, but being a good athlete is more coachable. A lot of times, kids who have only wrestled are set in their ways and it's harder to add on to their style of wrestling.