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USA Wrestling and Coaches of Excellence Institute establish national partnership

By UL | March 04, 2009, 10:37 a.m. (ET)

USA Wrestling, the national governing body for amateur wrestling, and the Coaches of Excellence Institute have established a national partnership.

Under the agreement, Coaches of Excellence will provide live group workshops and other services to USA Wrestling organizational leaders and member coaches.

"Coaches of Excellence is honored to partner with USA Wrestling," said C of E Founder Rod Olson. "This is an opportunity for us to partner with an organization that is proactive and cares deeply about the athletes and coaches that participate in their sport."

"Our goal is to work with Coaches of Excellence to continue to carry the message throughout wrestling culture that honor, pride, character, heart and commitment are central to achievement, both on the mat and off of the mat, " said Sam Barber, Manager of Coaches Education for USA Wrestling.

Specific provisions of the Coaches of Excellence/USA Wrestling partnership include:

Presentation of Coaches of Excellence "Capturing the Heart of the 21st Century Athlete" and "Double-Win Coach" workshops at USA Wrestling clinics and events

Frequent newsletter emailed to USA Wrestling member titled "Coffee with Coach O"

Eventual training of Coaches of Excellence workshop facilitators within the USA Wrestling network

USA Wrestling to include Coaches of Excellence resources and material in handbooks and other materials

"This partnership is great news for USA Wrestling coaching community. Coaches of Excellence provides the appropriate tools to help us in all facets of our work as coaches/teachers, maintaining and building up the wrestling community for the future," said Barber.

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