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Coaching Wrestling: “Build your A.R.M.O.U.R.” Setting the Standard of Excellence in Your Wrestling Program (EDMA 279)

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*Self-Paced: You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit

Summer 2024 Course Dates: May 2 - August 21, 2024
*Registration will open March 1, 2024, and you have until June 12, 2024 to register.
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on August 21, 2024.

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Online Course Description
This course will help students examine a comprehensive philosophy and belief structure on championship coaching through the A.R.M.O.U.R. Building Plan. Additionally, an organized method of fundamentals, motivation, neutral, and on-the-mat wrestling, evaluation and communication tools will be developed to fit into your unique program. The final product will produce a road map to successful coaching that will serve as your reference, practice and season plan, and a guiding document to assist you into a championship culture and program. A panel discussion specific to girls wrestling is included.


  • Ryan, Tom (2020). Chosen Suffering: Becoming Elite in Life and Leadership. Author Academy Elite. Print ISBN 978-1640859173 (Required)
  • Klessinger, John (2021). A Coach's Manual: Everything You Need to be a Successful Coach.Championship Productions. Print ASIN B09254HG12 (Required)
  • *Excerpts from Coaching Wrestling Successfully. Gable, Dan. Human Kinetics, 1999.


This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations. Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registration over into the following semester.

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