The mission of the Barlow Mat Club is centered around teaching the fundamental techniques of amateur wrestling in a positive and encouraging manner, while creating a culture that instills the principles of good sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, respect, and humility in order to prepare all wrestlers for life.
The vision of the Barlow Mat Club is to provide an instructional and competitive youth wrestling program in the East County area. The intention of the club is to create an atmosphere which will aid in the teaching of sportsmanship, and the knowledge of how to compete as a team and as an individual, while encouraging continued participation in the sport of wrestling.
Goals and Outcomes
The unique combination of characteristics makes wrestling the ultimate learning ground for many life lessons. Learning through experience can take time, but it is reasonable to think that a season of wrestling can have a positive impact in the following areas with even the first year wrestler.
- Self Respect
- Self Reliance
- Self Confidence
- Self Discipline
- Work Ethic
- Respect for Others
- Camaraderie and Sportsmanship
Barlow Mat Club is devoted to creating opportunities for children and parents alike to gain more knowledge of the sport of wrestling and build a strong set of moral values.