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Justin Lynn

Coach Lynn is the head youth wrestling coach. He wrestled from kindergarten through college, earning Scholar All-American honors while at RIT. Coach Lynn is on the board of GRYWL and currently works as a pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Coaching Philosophy

We have three major goals:

1. Safety – we want all of our team members to learn the sport of wrestling in a low-risk environment
2. Accomplishment – we want our wrestlers to develop their technique, strategy, ability, and teamwork. Winning isn’t everything, but we do want to put our team in a position to win both individual matches and as a team.
3. Satisfaction and fun – Our biggest goal is to have all of this year’s wrestlers come back again next year

Each practice will begin with a warmup, followed by learning new moves and reviewing moves learned previously. Many practices will have a “live” component during which kids of similar age and size wrestle against each other. Most practices will end with a game. Throughout practice, we will emphasize safety, good technique, and good sportsmanship and teamwork.

We expect practice to be loud, with kids counting aloud during warmups and giving their assent when asked if they are ready. This is one of the few places where kids are encouraged to shout, and we want them to take advantage of that. Coaches may also be loud in order to get the kids’ attention (plus, it can be hard to hear through headgear).

Parents are welcome to watch practice. Parents, especially those with wrestling experience, are encouraged to help. We just ask that if you would like to help you let Coach Lynn know ahead of time and that you coach the entire team (or a smaller group), not just your child. We also ask that you do not coach your own child at practice from the sidelines.

For any other questions, please feel free to contact Coach Lynn at 302-559-7446 or pittsford.junior.wrestling@gmail.com

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