a World-class foundation.
Legends of Gold Wrestling Academy is one of the top programs in the world. We are the only international development academy in the country sponsored by USA Wrestling for grades 7-12, and we are proud to now offer this opportunity to Elementary (K-6) age kids.
Whether your child has never wrestled before or has been on the mat before, our dedicated and patient staff is there to help your child progress through our world-class system in the greatest sport.
For this age group our system primarily includes athletic development in the spirit of wrestling. We are less concerned about building "wrestlers" now and more concerned about building "athletes" first.
This system, along with our Olympic system and year-round schedule, are how we help maximize your child's potential in this sport - but more importantly build on this for success in life.
Your child will be one of the best in the country!
The first year is introducing your child to the system. Physically, we are developing muscle memory and mentally teaching them how to better handle adversity.
The second year you will see an increase in confidence as their athletic development is increasing and they are more comfortable in the system.
The third year involved is when we will see a sharper and more focused child as their fundamental foundation will be more secure and they wont have to process as much.
Wrestling is probably the oldest of all sports and has been depicted in cave paintings dating back 15,000 years. It was a sport practiced in many ancient societies and many of history's greatest individuals had a wrestling background. It was one of the original sports in the ancient and modern Olympics.
There are three styles practiced here in the U.S.: Folkstyle/Scholastic wrestling (what we wrestling in school) and the Olympic styles (Freestyle and Greco-Roman). Because of how challenging wrestling is, wrestling makes better players for multi-sport athletes.
Socrates “I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.”
Wrestling HELPS create:
the power of self-
Winners practice winning - at everything they do. Whether that is on the mat, in the classroom, at home or in the community. To do anything epic we have to get out of our comfort zone, which means creating high performance habits is essential. When motivation wears off, our discipline is what sustains us.
Give people credit, but never give them more credit than yourself. Our power comes from knowing WHO we are. If we don't know the power of our name, then no one else will. Wrestling helps create this self-respect, which in turn spreads to other areas of our life, including siblings, parents, teachers, etc.
No disrespect to other martial-arts, but wrestling is practical, instinctive, and highly effect. This confidence, discipline, respect and defensive power leads wrestlers to not only know how to defend themselves, but even more so have the ability to speak up for those without their own voice.
The entire definition of wrestling means to "struggle" and the ability to navigate that adversity and be brave in the face of fear consequently results in your child understanding their power. This journey is why you will see, both instant and gradually, their confidence increase!
wrestling & Martial arts
Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muy Thai
Wrestling, similar to other self-defense disciplines, is also a martial art. Like these disciplines, Wrestling provides a great opportunity to increase focus, physical fitness and know how to defend themselves. Unlike these martial arts, however, Wrestling provides opportunities these forms cannot and do not, including:
Wrestling produces the highest amount of UFC and MMA champions over all other disciplines, including boxing, Jui-Jitsu, etc.
Most street fights end up on the ground and no other discipline teaches more takedowns and ground-control than wrestling.
With the other disciplines, your child must get into a physical altercation to see if it truly works. In wrestling, we know it works because we practice this altercation daily in a safe and fun environment.
Your child must get into a physical altercation to truly utilize taekwondo or Karate, however Wrestling is the ONLY individual combat sport in school.
This means your child will be able to participate in scholastic athletics through wrestling. Because of this, wrestling is a great vehicle to receive scholarships at colleges and universities around the country!
Because wrestling is the only combat sport in school, your child will be interacting with more of their peers both inside and outside of school.
Fortunately for wrestlers, because it is such a demanding sport, simply being on the team socially separates them from your average student-athlete.
Additionally, our members are usually some of the best, if not the best, on the team - so their social impact will be felt.
USA Wrestling (USAW) is the national governing body for amateur wrestling in the country, whose annual calendar starts September 1st. The Indiana State Wrestling Association (ISWA) is the governing body for amateur wrestling in the state.
Indiana scholastic wrestling (Folkstyle), particularly high school, is governed by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). This schedule spans roughly from October to February.
Outside of the IHSAA, the ISWA/USAW calendar reigns supreme. The benefit of this calendar is that it is year-round, it provides opportunities for all age groups, and features local and national events.
Competitions for all ages
Keeps your child active all year
Local and National Events
Regardless of age, gender, race, size, etc., everyone can compete year-round.
Our academy, with this schedule, allows your child stay active and fit all 12 months.
Not only are there opportunities to train and compete locally, but we travel throughout the country and even internationally.
Our team of dedicated, patient and knowledgeable coaches are all accredited by USAW and certified in our world-class system.
2x State Champion, All-American
We moved from Bloomington to be closer to Legends of Gold and it was one of the best decisions we made. Our daughter was finally taken seriously and it has changed her life.
USAW Future Olympian
The 3-Year guarantee isn't just a sales pitch. It's true. Our boys went from never placing in tournaments, to winning championships, and now we are aiming for our first World Team.
ISWA Triple Crown Winner
A.W. trains at a lot of places in a lot of sports, but we are even more excited about his future now that he is involved with L.O.G., not just on the mat but also in life.
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