After numerous informal conversations, a 75 minute meeting was held between John Bergeland,
(Head Wrestling Coach) and Tex Ostvig (YDL Graduate Student) regarding the potential of working together on a project to promote healthy holistic youth development in the sport of wrestling within the Centennial High School program.
During the meeting a tentative program was outlined that recognized the need to support student athletes in five areas of youth development. Each area was discussed and reviewed. It is the goal of this project to build upon their Strengths and improve any Weaknesses into Strengths. They include the following:
Each of the following areas also have sub sets yet to be determined.
Time line of Project:
October, 2009 - Ostvig to create training model and curriculum for project.
October 25, 2009 - Coaching staff to be introduced to Ostvig and overview of project.
October-November, 2009 - Ostvig to meet with Head Coach for Goals, Assessment and Outcomes.
November, 2009 - Athletes to be asked to complete an essay, "Why do you wrestle?"
Parents to be asked one of the following:
Why do you want your athlete to participate in wrestling?
As a parent, how has the sport of wrestling helped your athlete or how do you think it can help your athlete?
What life lessons do you hope your athlete learns by the end of the 2009-2010 season?
December, 2009 - Athletes to be asked to fill out a self assessment of the five areas of Strength (MEPSS)
January, 2010 - Athletes will meet with Ostvig in groups by grades 9th (First Week) 10th (Second Week) 11th (Third Week) and 12th (Fourth Week).
January, 2010 - Athletes will meet with Ostvig individually.
February, 2010 - Coaching Staff to meet with athletes in groups and individually.
March, 2010 - Ostvig to meet with Parent Focus Groups
March, 2010 - Ostvig to meet with Athletes in Focus Groups
April, 2010 - Coaching Staff to be interviewed
April, 2010 - Head Coach and Ostvig to Evaluate Project
May, 2010 - Tex to Create and Finish Final Evaluation and Final Project