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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

  • core CHARACTERistics

  • mindset philosophies

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. 

Coaches receive:

  • 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



WWC Coaches Academy Documents

Coaches Practice Syllabus

Coaches Code Of Character

AAU Coaching - Sign-up Information

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DIRECTOR OF COACHING

COACH MURPHY

coachmurphy@wrestlingwithcharacter.com


Bio

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)


Coaching

  • 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


Wrestling

  • 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

 

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Continuing Education

  • 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

  • 2018 National Wrestling Coaches Association National Conference


Memberships

  • Nonprofit Association of the Midlands CEO Group

  • 2019 AAU Coaching

  • 2019 - 2020 USA Wrestling Leader

  • 2019 Nebraska Coaches Association

  • 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association

  • 2019 Askren Wrestling Academy Private Coaches Group


Favorites

Books, Podcasts, Twitter Feeds, YouTube Channels, Email Newsletters, Facebook Pages


Coach Zurek

Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club

coachzurek@wrestlingwithcharacter.com

Coach Luckritz


Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club

 
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Coach Leece

Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club

coachleece@wrestlingwithcharacter.com

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Coach Buell

Assistant Coach - wILDCAT wRESTLING CLUb

coachbuell@wrestlingwithcharacter.com

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Coach Shepherd

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy

Coach Treiber

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy & Wildcat Wrestling Club

 
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Coach Thompson

Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club

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Coach Ross

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy

 
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Coach Walsh

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy & Wildcat wrestling club

Coach Hospodka

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy

 
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Coach Creason

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy

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Coach Smales

Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club & Passion First Wrestling Academy

 
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Coach Stalder

Assistant Coach - Passion First Wrestling Academy and Wildcat Wrestling Club

 

Coach Townsley

Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club

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Coach Kudlacek

Assistant Coach - Wildcat Wrestling Club

 

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