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How to Stop the Participation Decline in High School Wrestling

Clovis/Buchanan

Yesterday, we took a look at the NFHS participation numbers for both wrestling and boys sports in general after the NWCA convened a Blue Ribbon Task Force to address declining participation in the sport. Recognizing there is a problem is just the first step, of course, and part two is all about fixing the issues that have caused roster sizes to reach an all-time low. Wrestling is a tough sport and it will never be for everyone. Still, there are plenty of small changes we can make that will allow more inexperienced athletes to progress at a reasonable pace while still enabling the development of those who are further along.

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