Passion First Wrestling System
Organization + Consistency = Accelerated Development
We believe that our Efficient, Organized and Consistent philosophy, verbiage and curriculum will accelerate athlete development.
Our Passion First Wrestling System is an approach to teaching developed by Coach Murphy in order to more effectively train our athletes at Wrestling With Character. This system provides an organized, systematic approach to teaching wrestling.
Too many coaches focus primarily on teaching “moves” to develop young wrestlers. Many kids taught through this approach become overwhelmed by all of these “moves” and never really learn how to wrestle. In our opinion, learning “moves” is not the primary factor for early success and enjoyment in wrestling. Together, proper mental preparation, athletic awareness, positioning fundamentals and lastly technique will provide a solid base for a wider range of kids.
PILLAR 1 - COGNITIVE
PILLAR 2 - POSITIONING
build the base
repetition is king
PILLAR 3 - TECHNIQUE
quality over quantity
high % fundamentals
JOIN THE FUN!
Wrestling With Character is seeking enthusiastic, positive, committed leaders to help our mission. Wrestling experience is NOT required.
time, travel, and expense reimbursement
tournament admission reimbursement
complimentary Coaching With Character dri-fit practice shirt
ongoing training and support via Wrestling With Character Coaches Academy
DIRECTOR OF COACHING
Family: wife Audrey, sons Jack and Sam
Hometown: Omaha, NE
High School: Omaha Burke High School
College: University of Nebraska at Kearney, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Health and Physical Education K-12, Supplemental Endorsement in Interscholastic Coaching (7-12)
2003-2004 Assistant Coach, University of Nebraska at Kearney
2004-2006 Assistant Coach, Omaha Burke High School
2006-2007 Assistant Coach, Papillion LaVista High School
2014-2015 Assistant Coach, MWC Wrestling Academy, Papillion, NE
2015 - current Director of Coaching, Wrestling With Character, Omaha, NE
Nebraska, Class A State Champion 1997
Nebraska USA Wrestling Freestyle State Champion 1997, 1998
Nebraska USA Wrestling Greco-Roman State Champion 1997, 1998
USA Wrestling, Fargo Jr. Greco-Roman All American 1997, 1998
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Champion 2003
NCAA Division II National Qualifier 1999, 2001, 2003
NCAA Academic All-American 2002, 2003
Positive Coaching Alliance: Double-Goal Coach Certification
Level 1: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons
Level 2: Culture, Practices and Games
Level 3: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Concussion Training Course Certification
U.S. Center for SafeSport Certified