Book to Help Guide Wrestling Parents

How to Succeed (and Fail) as a Wrestling Parent

In How to Succeed (and Fail) as a Wrestling Parent, Coach Donovan Panone uses his 28+ years of coaching experience to help parents navigate the world of wrestling. He is also the father of a wrestler and shares his unique perspective. You will learn from what he’s seen done right, wrong and way wrong.

This book contains practical guidance and real life stories from years in the trenches as both a coach and a parent. You’ll learn lessons derived from experiences with thousands of wrestlers and parents.

Also hear from wrestlers who started as kids (most with losing records) and have gone on to national level success in high school and college.

Whether you are brand new to wrestling or are deep in the journey, there is something for parents at every stage. The lessons in this book will provide you with the confidence that you can handle anything along your journey as a wrestling parent.

This book will help parents:

  • Understand the role you should play as a wrestling parent
  • Learn the process it takes to achieve long-term success in wrestling and life
  • Know what to do, say (and not say) at tournaments and practices
  • Learn how confidence is really built and ways you may be sabotaging that
  • Gain perspectives on training, competing and the importance of embracing adversity
  • Develop ways to strengthen the relationship with your wrestler
  • Enable your wrestler to love the sport and learn valuable lessons they will take into life