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Coaching Philosophy


Wrestling Philosophy

Mustang’s 7 Core Values

Coach Jason Bates



Attitude: Winners accept constructive criticism knowing it will make them better. Be willing to adjust to obstacles and focus on the goal at hand. Positive words and actions produce positive results. 

Work Ethic: There is no substitute for hard work. Worthwhile things come from hard work and believing you deserve to win.

Goal Setter: Your goal should be to become a better wrestler each and every day each and every practice. Remember that drive and  determination in your daily activities will bring about success.

Responsibility: Anyone can make excuses; you must be responsible for your actions and learn to make proper choices in your academic work, athletic endeavors, and in your personal life.

Citizenship: Each team member is expected to represent themselves, their family, school, teammates, coaches, and community in a first class manner. 

Commitment to Excellence: Demonstration of total effort and concentration whereby each team member gives their absolute best during practice, competition, and in the classroom, regardless of result.

Integrity: Honest with strong moral character. The act of doing the right thing at all times, even when no one is watching.


Champions are not born, they are made!