Team | Commitment | Discipline

TEAM

I’ve mentioned before that I believe high school wrestlers have to be THE MOST Disciplined student-athletes in high school athletics.

In this vlog update, I was able to capture an example that justifies my belief.  The team was getting ready to go outside to the school track for some warm-up laps & some bleacher conditioning.

Along the way, I was stopped by different coaches, and/or other teachers for one reason or another. By the time I was able to make my way outside to the track, the wrestlers were almost done with their warm-up laps.  And, I had not given them instructions to begin.  It was the habit, the standard, the expectations that had been built over time.

I Make Them Do Their Warm-Up Laps as a Team

I have wrestlers that also run for the Track Team, & their warm-up pace would be a lot faster than other non-track student-athletes.  However, I tell them that they must jog their warm-up laps in single file, as a team, in lane-8.  After their warm-up laps, they do some light stretching as a Team, as well.  When they do their conditioning runs, they do them at their best pace, and encourage each other to push beyond perceived limits.

COMMITMENT

Every year, we begin the season with anywhere between 25 – 35 students who think they want to become wrestlers.  Every year, almost half quit before the end of the season. Wrestling is just one of those sports that will test your mental toughness.  You have to be willing to really grind and push yourself.

It is not always the physical part of training that leads to students quitting.  There have always been, and always will be, students that are very strong, have plenty of endurance, and are very athletic overall — that will still quit because they are mentally weak.  They are not committed to the process of becoming a wrestler.  They are not willing to put in the time, work, and effort.  Wrestling is not a sport for the mentally weak and/or fragile.

DISCIPLINE

Then, there are students who will not quit on their own, but they always seem to have an excuse for not giving 100%, for not showing up to practice, for not showing up to meets, etc.  This does not mean that they are mentally stronger than the other students who quit, and/or were not committed to the process.  This means that they don’t have the discipline to push themselves, to test themselves, to be honest with themselves.

Whenever they think a coach is not watching, they’re cheating on push-ups, burpees, crunches, etc.  They walk instead of pushing themselves when out on the track, or running bleachers.  They roll over and quit during practice when live rolling.

Unfortunately, these are the students that end up having to be “cut” from the Team.  They don’t have the discipline, desire, & responsibility to be a Wrestler.

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Quick Q&A Session with Coach Pabon

 

In this second installment of my new vlog, I answer some common questions that my students and/or athletes ask me year after year.  Sometimes these questions will be very basic such as:

  • How old are you?
  • Are you married?
  • How many kids do you have?
  • etc.

At other times, the questions are more inquisitive such as:

  • If I join the military, which branch is better?
  • Why did you become a teacher?
  • Have you ever done any drugs?

Sometimes, the questions can be a little too inquisitive, & I find myself having to redirect questions such as:

  • How old were you when you lost your virginity?

Check out which questions I answered in this episode.

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Coach Pabon’s Youtube Vlog

 

I decided to start doing a VLOG just to capture different moments throughout the year.

As of right now, the plan is to upload a weekly VLOG.
As I get more comfortable in editing my videos, I may increase the frequency of my uploads.  We’ll see.

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Background

Coach Pabon was a successful Cyber Threat/Intel Analyst w/in the U.S. Intel Community.
(8-yrs U.S. Navy veteran | U.S. Army Intel as a civilian)

Coach Pabon is now an educator at a local public HS. He has taught Digital Design, U.S. History, and Self-Defense for JROTC cadets.
He now teaches AVID elective classes, as well as Freshmen Success classes.

He used to be a Conditioning Coach for the HS baseball team. He is now the Head Coach for Boy’s Swimming & Wrestling.
Coach Pabon will be transitioning his pursuit of a Master’s degree in Educational & Instructional Technology to Education Leadership.

Mission

To mentor, encourage, and provide the thought process necessary to enable individuals to push beyond perceived limits.
To empower the entrepreneurial spirit within each individual by providing an opportunity of limitless possibilities.

To partner with like-minded individuals who want to take control of their future & live life on their own terms.