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General Discussion / Re: HammerHead Wrestling Academy - Keller ISD
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:04:08 PM »
Things are moving well.  First order of business is to order sublimated gear.  WE have some really nice gear ready for the kids.  Go to this site to order your singlet for the season.

There is also a polo for the kids to wear to school and parents to support the kids at meets, and a wrestling cap.  Everything gets shipped to me and I will hand out at practice middle of November.

For kids that don't get the memo, we will have some quick screen print stuff that we can use to get the kids outfitted, but I am sure they will want the sublimated gear.  It is starting to get real.

General Discussion / HammerHead Wrestling Academy - Keller ISD
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:43:55 PM »
Keller Wrestling Academy and Charger Wrestling Academy have combined.  We are now HammerHead Wrestling Academy and will be practicing out of Central and TimberCreek - Monday - Thursday.  Things have been coming together nicely with this club.  Folkstyle, Freestyle, Greco.  Expecting a big group this year.  Monday and Wednesday at Central.  Tuesday and Thursday at Timbercreek.  Mile High Wrestling Club is still practicing out of Central for the older kids on Tuesday and Thursday.  My room is pretty much wrestling 7 am - 8 pm Monnday - Thursday.  Loving it.

General Discussion / Re: After 10 years, finally
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:37:28 PM »
We have a full middle school staff at Central High School as of Friday.  Our season will start after football and extend to the end of January.  Haven't heard where middle school state tournament is yet.  We don't really have a budget to travel far from CHS, but if it is local we can go and that will be our last event of the year.  I am excited for the kids.  It will make a difference in the programs in Keller ISD

General Discussion / Re: After 10 years, finally
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:34:51 PM »
That would help us a lot.  When I was a principal the district I worked for actually could hire outside of the school district but refrained from it by advice from our school lawyer.  I am sure this has something to do with it.   We pay stipends ti coaches which lots of time would equate to less than minimum wage.  That is legal for teachers to make less than minimum wage.  It has the potential of getting sticky when you go outside of the teaching profession.  Not sure if that case has happened yet, but it could.  Wrestling coaches put in a lot of time.

General Discussion / After 10 years, finally
« on: July 23, 2018, 08:48:52 AM »
After ten years of the Keller ISD Coaches doing their best to put some kind of wresting program for the middle school, the school board voted to give us one middle school coach for boys, and one for girls.  That is going to take a lot off our plate.  Problem - we have hired all teachers so we have two coaches positions open with no teaching positions to go with them ???   So I just put a feeler out to see if anyone that i don't know about may have wrestled at sometime in their life, or that we can train.  So it is good, but now we have a new problem.  It may take a year to work it out.

General Discussion / Hazewinkel/Miller Camp at Central June 25-29
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:30:19 AM »
This is five full days of camp featuring two olympians, an NCAA Qualifier, and two of Central's state champions.  WE had Sam Hazewinkel (just took head job at OCU, placed 2nd in the world in Greco a month ago, and was a freestlye Olympian for Team USA) last year for one day and loved what he did with the kids.  WE have him for two full days this year.  THis year we add Randi Miller (Bronze medlaist in 2008 Olympics to the Camp Staff.  We also have NCAA Qualifier and 3X State Champ from Central Greg Wilson and Central State Champion and Lindenwood wrestler Blaine Martinez

This camp is in the small gym so we can handle 60 kids.  There are bleachers if parents want to watch.

We have 45 preregistered and were looking for 60 so we will be taking walk-ins at the door, or you can still sign up online at

We currently have 20 registered for the beginner camp during that week so we can except walkins there as well. 

If walking in, get there a little early to register.

Three options for camp

Monday - Wednesday  $125  10:30 am - 4 pm with Hazewinkel, Miller, and Wilson.  THis this camp caters to advanced wrestlers middle-high school.  YOuth can come, but we won't slow down for them.

Wednesday - Friday   $125  10:30 am - 4 pm with Miller Wilson and Martinez

You can do both camps for MOnday - Friday for $200

We have a beginner camp from 8 am - 10 am Monday - Thursday with UCO Wrestller and 3X State Champ from Central High SChool Greg Wilson for only $80.  THis camp is for kids entering 1st - 8th grade.

Hazewinkel/Miller Camp is up to 40 now.  Get your spot by enrolling at    Our beginner Takedown camp with Greg Wilson on Monday - June 7th is up to 36 right now.  This is going to be a great camp for our elementary/middle school kids.  Advanced elementary and middle school kids can go to Hazewinkel/Miller.

General Discussion / Youth Takedown Camp at Central June 4-7
« on: May 30, 2018, 01:52:05 AM »
We have a great little camp happening Monday - Thursday June 4 - 7  10 am - noon for only $80.  Greg Wilson will be lead clinician and we will add some people if enrollment continues to climb.  Camp is one week out and at 31 right now.  The more the merrier.  Register at   We will compliment this camp with a youth pinning camp that  happens before the Hazewinkel/Miller Camp on June 25th -28th 8 am - 10 am.  Hazewinkel/Miller is five full days.  Advanced wrestlers should take advantage of that one

Camp is at 32 for preregistration right now.  Most are doing Hazewinkel and Miller.  Looking for 28 more.  If you have 3 or more from the same school attend we can save you a little money.  If interested text me at 817-999-5919

FYI - Youth beginner camp with Greg Wilson is June 4 - June 7th.

Pre-registration begins today.  We are looking for 60 kids.  Team discounts available.

We have a great camp coming to Central High School featuring two Olympians!  We pride ourself in bringing quality, affordable camps to the metroplex.
This is a 5 day commuter camp for $200! 

If $200 is too steep, you can sign up for just the Hazewinkel portion or just the Miller Portion of the camp for only $125. 

This will be one of the top technique camps in the area.  We had 70 kids attend our camp last year and it was a big hit.  We encourage early registration to hold your spot.  Our camp will feature

Sam Hazewinkel - Head Wrestling Coach at Oklahoma City University and 2012 Freestyle Olympian (2 days)
Randi Miller - Bronze Medalist in Women's Freestyle in 2008 (2 days)
Greg Wilson - 3X State Champ and National Folkstyle Champ for Central.  NCAA Qualifier for OCU in 2017 (1 day)
Daphne Moriel - Assistant Wrestling Coach at Central High School
Bill Wilson - Head Wrestling Coach at Central High SChool

We may add more clinicians depending on enrollment.  Early sign up allows me to go get more clinicians.  We are cutting this camp off at 60.

There are several options to sign up for camp

Camp Hazewinkel - June 25th - June 27th   10:30 am - 4 pm  (bring a sack lunch)   $125

Camp Miller - June 27th - June 29th    10:30 am - 4 pm (bring a sack lunch)   $125

Attend both camps for $200.

Coaches - If you bring 3 or more kids we will get you a team discount.  JUst contact me at

Beginner Camp Series - Clinician Greg Wilson

June 4th - 7th         10 am - Noon    $80  (Takedowns)
JUne 25th - 28th     8 am - 10 am    $80  (Mat Wrestling)

Greg does a great job with beginners.  He currently coaches Charger Wrestling Academy and does private lessons with some of the top youth wrestlers in the state

Sign up at

Ask a Referee / Hooking the ankle to secure a takedown
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:45:46 PM »
The good news is that wresting is getting a lot better in Texas!  The scrambling I have seen this year has been so good and so high level.  Of course, great wresting pushes officials, and this situation is not being called consistently.  When somebody has a leg, when you go behind, cover the hips and hook that ankle, that is a takedown situation.  The question is, how far does the offensive wrestler have to go to get that call.  We had a key stalemate in that situation this weekend that should have been two IMO.  I know we would have got that call with a different official.  Actually, this situation came up a lot in the Region 1 tournament.  Lots of great scrambling, and this situation arose over and over again.  There is some difference between official to official on this.  Knowing what to expect is important for the competitor.  What is the official looking for here, and how can we educate all to close the gap from official to official on this call.  I know this is a tough call to make, but we are going to see it this weekend.  And the way this call goes will make a difference between winning and losing.  A stalemate vs a takedown makes a big difference in a high profile match.

Ask a Referee / When should a referee stop action!
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:38:56 PM »
This one did not cost us a match, but it could have.  A coach approached the table to question a call which is his right.  Our athlete proceeded to earn back points and go up by two points.  When the scoring ended, we had our opponent flat with a wrist and half and ten seconds left in the match.  By all accounts, this match is over in this situation.  The referee stopped the action in the middle of the mat to conference with the coach.  That conference gave this athlete rest and a whistle start with ten seconds to go.

Action should not be stopped unless athletes go out of bounds, or a stalemate, potentially dangerous situation, etc occurs.  You don't stop action to talk to a coach.  You talk to a coach when action stops.  Again, this didn't cost us the match, but it could have.  And in regions and state where every second, inch, and point can make a difference, everything is important.  This may not seem like a big deal, but believe me.  It is a big deal.  An explosive wrestler can do a lot with 10 seconds and a whistle start. 

Ask a Referee / 3 and 4 point near fall
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:55:27 PM »
Here is one we ran into.  I didn't agree with the interpretation, but I could be wrong on this one.  Honestly, the first time in this situation since I have been coaching.  Wrestler A is on his back in a high bridge.  Referee gets to a 3 count and then stops it potentially dangerous.  I wanted an extra point.  The interpretation was that since the referee stopped  the action, the extra point should not be awarded.  Our wrestler obviously did nothing wrong here, so I feel he should be rewarded.  Usually when I see this rule applied it is when the defensive wrestler shows injury.  In this case, the defensive wrestler did not show injury.  He just had an extremely flexible neck and used that to get the potentially dangerous call.  So, what is the proper call.  Does it matter why the match is stopped?

Really excited about our "Big Ten".  We have 40 young kids starting their wrestling career in our 10 practice preseason series.  Practice#1 -Stance and movement.  Practice #2  The double leg takedown and the Sprawl.  Practice #3 is Monday.  All about that Half Nelson!

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