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Wrestling Training

Welcome to Scanlan Wrestling Academy’s High School off-season wrestling training!  Every year that goes by, we are able to gather more and more data to evolve our system to be a more precise formula for success for our young people on and off the mat. This is FAR from a quick process, and requires willingness of wrestlers, and support from parents.

Here’s our 4 step formula that we use to produce successful wrestlers who will eventually use this formula for achievement in life, should they choose to carry this culture with them after they take off their wrestling shoes.

We teach them how to develop habits by  CONSISTENTLY changing their behaviors inside and outside of the wrestling room. This is the foundation of any model of success. Habits make up 95% of our daily actions, so it is obvious that this is top priority in the formula of achievement. This changes and augments their character.

This new character must then display consistency in their habits, and resilience through failure. That’s when small victories begin to add up and catch traction towards achieving greatness. All of a sudden, achievement starts to become a habit which, again, continues to shape the wrestler’s character.

When a young person displays consistency of character, they will then begin to display consistency of desired achievement. They have essentially created their own formula unique to their desired outcomes. Everyone’s process and rate of development will be different! There is no “pill fix” for the development of character to achieve desired outcomes. This game of success in wrestling and fulfillment in LIFE is a long term project.

The final step is our wrestlers using what has now become the habitual formula for achievement, unique to their desired outcomes to “automate” success in their life. Failure, pain, and hardship (and the fear of encountering these things) are the main things that make us humans quit chasing after our desires. Through this long term formula, our wrestlers have become used to failure, pain, and hardship, and as a result, will be undeterred by the things that stand in their way as young adults in this life.

As young people in our program, the ONLY way to achieve what’s outlined above is through the cohesion of “THE UNIT.” The Unit consists of the Coaching staff, the Wrestling Parents, and the Wrestler. The leadership portion of The Unit (Coaching staff and Wrestling Parents) has a very important job: consistently holding our wrestlers accountable. There are other responsibilities that we have that don’t cross over but that one is the by far the most important, and will determine a large portion of the long term success or failure on the mat.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family! We are going to fail together, we will win together, but most importantly, we are going to persevere together for those that stick it out in the long run.

We’ll see you soon! And always remember: “You make your choices, and then your choices make you.”

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Spring Wrestling Program

Welcome to Scanlan Wrestling Academy’s Spring Wrestling cycle 2021! We will begin this cycle on March 1. We are extremely excited as every year that goes by our room gets tougher, our curriculum gets better, and our coaching gets more precise.

We currently have returning state champs and placewinners enrolled and will be adding to that list once the 2020-2021 season comes to a close as we have several state championship and state placewinning prospects coming from our off-season wrestling club.

As our roster gets tougher and we continue to make progress, our competitive off-season schedule will follow. We are forming a dual team for the NHSCA National Duals as well as the War at the Shore Folksyle Nationals as the grand finale for this training cycle. We will also be competing in the Tyrant Crusade Duals in the first week of February.

You do not have to compete to join our roster, but we encourage it. Your actions should reflect your goals. Our main high school goal tiers are State Placewinner, State Champion, and National Placement/Recognition. Our coaching staff has accomplished all of these feats and every year we create an environment to lead our wrestlers to whatever accomplishment they desire.

We have really narrowed down the formula for creating rapid results in just one off-season. From taking non-qualifiers to state champions and placewinners, and creating opportunity that wrestlers would have never thought possible. When “The Unit” comes together and moves in the same direction, unbelievable things are possible. The Unit is composed of the Wrestler, The Wrestling Parents, and The Wrestling Coaching Staff.

Let’s accomplish some great things together!

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Features & Info
  • Roster limited to 30 wrestlers! (EVERY CYCLE SELLS OUT SO DON’T WAIT)
  • Location: Sterling, VA (address will be given upon sign up)
  • Dates: March 1 – May 29 (13 weeks)
  • NHSCA National Duals Team (for the end of April)
  • 3x per week training:
    • Mondays @ 9 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Thursdays Split Groups (for more targeted training) @ 5 PM – 6:30 PM and 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM
    • Saturdays @ 10 AM to 12 PM
  • Tournament schedule: A mix of local, regional, and National level events
  • Introducing some freestyle this cycle (a small part of the curriculum)
  • Mental preparedness training (worksheets)
  • Strength training (worksheets)

If you have the desire to make rapid changes in your performance to further your wrestling career, it is imperative to compete. We have a good mix of local tournaments, low tier national tournaments and top tier national tournaments on our schedule. Again, each wrestler’s goals should reflect their actions including where and how often they compete.

Here is our current Spring wrestling tournament/duals schedule:

  • Interstate 64 Open & Duals: March 6 & 7 @ VA Beach
  • VACW Super States: March 20 & 21 @ VA Beach
  • Freestyle Brawl: April 17 @ VA Beach
  • NHSCA Individual High School Nationals: April 23-25 @ VA Beach
  • Tyrant Crusade Open: May 7 @ Atlantic City, NJ
  • War at the Shore: April 22 & 23 @ Wildwood, NJ (Convention Center)
  • NHSCA National Duals: May 29-31 @ Virginia Beach, VA

We will be doing wrestle-offs to determine our NHSCA National Dual Team.

Out "smart curriculum" has shown superiority over the years. It gets better every year as we continue to get more parents to help us out and work together cohesively as "The Unit."

Through our system of film analysis and data gathering, with the help of parents who fill out the data sheets and upload the film for our coaches to study, we are able to create the most accurate curriculum that pinpoints exactly what we need to work on.

Our proprietary system is unmatched. We look for extremely specific performance indicators that tell us when it is time to shift the curriculum. The shifting of our curriculum is accurately designed to continue slowly sharpening the skills we just increased while rapidly increasing the next set of skills that our performance indicators tell us are needed to improve.

We have used this system to build individual state champions, state championship teams, and nationally recognized wrestlers. When all 3 parts of The Unit meet their responsibilities in our system, unprecedented progress is made.

Focusing on our performance indicators also helps our wrestlers focus their efforts both in training and competition towards improving their performance indicators rather than bearing the pressure of winning. Winning is very important, but to focus on W’s and L’s as the main reflection of performance at this stage of development is not a great way of producing longevity for a successful career of high performance.

We will be gathering data and keeping track of our wrestlers’ performance indicators to measure progress. Every year we gather data to make our training more effective and efficient. Accurate data collection is critical to improvement. Everything we do has a scale to it and will benefit any level of experience. Our curriculum combined with our relentless culture will take any wrestler as far as their mental limits reach.

Summer Wrestling Program

Info coming soon…

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If you have the desire to make rapid changes in your performance to further your wrestling career, it is imperative to compete. We have a good mix of local tournaments, low tier national tournaments and top tier national tournaments on our schedule. Again, each wrestler’s goals should reflect their actions including where and how often they compete.

Here is our current Spring wrestling tournament/duals schedule:

  • Interstate 64 Open & Duals: March 6 & 7 @ VA Beach
  • VACW Super States: March 20 & 21 @ VA Beach
  • Freestyle Brawl: April 17 @ VA Beach
  • NHSCA Individual High School Nationals: April 23-25 @ VA Beach
  • Tyrant Crusade Open: May 7 @ Atlantic City, NJ
  • War at the Shore: April 22 & 23 @ Wildwood, NJ (Convention Center)
  • NHSCA National Duals: May 29-31 @ Virginia Beach, VA

We will be doing wrestle-offs to determine our NHSCA National Dual Team.

Out "smart curriculum" has shown superiority over the years. It gets better every year as we continue to get more parents to help us out and work together cohesively as "The Unit."

Through our system of film analysis and data gathering, with the help of parents who fill out the data sheets and upload the film for our coaches to study, we are able to create the most accurate curriculum that pinpoints exactly what we need to work on.

Our proprietary system is unmatched. We look for extremely specific performance indicators that tell us when it is time to shift the curriculum. The shifting of our curriculum is accurately designed to continue slowly sharpening the skills we just increased while rapidly increasing the next set of skills that our performance indicators tell us are needed to improve.

We have used this system to build individual state champions, state championship teams, and nationally recognized wrestlers. When all 3 parts of The Unit meet their responsibilities in our system, unprecedented progress is made.

Focusing on our performance indicators also helps our wrestlers focus their efforts both in training and competition towards improving their performance indicators rather than bearing the pressure of winning. Winning is very important, but to focus on W’s and L’s as the main reflection of performance at this stage of development is not a great way of producing longevity for a successful career of high performance.

We will be gathering data and keeping track of our wrestlers’ performance indicators to measure progress. Every year we gather data to make our training more effective and efficient. Accurate data collection is critical to improvement. Everything we do has a scale to it and will benefit any level of experience. Our curriculum combined with our relentless culture will take any wrestler as far as their mental limits reach.

Fall Wrestling Program

Info coming soon…

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Here is our schedule for the 2021 Fall Training cycle. National team members are expected to compete for spots on the dual team prior to the duals:

  • August 14 - SEPA Round Robin @ Newtown, PA
  • August 28 - SEPA Round Robin @ Newtown, PA
  • September ? (TBD) - Super 32 Early Entry @ VA
  • September 11 & 12 - Battle at the Burg @ TBD
  • September 25 & 26 - Journeymen Fall Classic RR @ Spooky Nook, PA
  • October 2 & 3 - I64 Duals & Open @ VA Beach
  • October 9 & 10 - Columbus Day Duals @ York, PA
  • October 16 - SEPA Round Robin @ Newtown, PA
  • October 23 & 24 - Super 32 @ Greensboro, NC

As mentioned above, our curriculum is purely based on the performance indicators specified in the training cycle based on the level of performance of our wrestlers. This helps our wrestlers focus their efforts both in training and competition towards improving their performance indicators.

We will be gathering data and keeping track of our wrestlers’ performance indicators to measure progress. Every year we gather data to make our training more effective and efficient. Accurate data collection is critical to improvement. Everything we do has a scale to it and will benefit any level of experience. Our curriculum combined with our relentless culture will take any wrestler as far as their mental limits reach.

Winter Wrestling Program

Info coming soon…

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We have an excellent mix of local, travel, and national level tournaments that we will be going to. Here is our competition schedule for the Winter '20-'21 wrestling cycle:

 

Our curriculum cannot be matched! Due to the stage of development that our wrestlers are in, the first part of our curriculum will be continuing to hammer foundational proficiency that will lead to the habits, instincts, and skills to produce long term success. This is so important, and we have it down to a very specific science.

Our operating procedures include high level data collection of performance indicators that allow the second part of our curriculum to be administered with pinpoint accuracy to maximize our wrestlers development. This requires work on our wrestlers and parents part!

After every competition, we will send out a Match Day Stat form to fill out. This needs to be filled out very accurately so that we can draw accurate conclusions that shape our curriculum along the way. This, combined with the endless hours of film study that our coaches put in, creates the most specific and effective curriculum possible.

Register Now! Please select the sibling discounted option for the second and third siblings only, the first sibling is full price.

See you on the mat!!!!

REGISTER NOW!

 

The full cost of this training cycle is $599, unless you attend one of our partnered high schools (contact for details on this). We are also offering a covid relief discount if needed (contact for details on this). Please don’t wait, we are limited to 30 spots on roster. Use discount code “sibling” for each additional family member after the first full price wrestler. If you have any questions please call us at 571-209-8105 or email at dan@scanlanwrestling.com.

People About Us

Wonderful program. If you are serious about improving as a wrestler, this is the place to go. I had two wrestlers that improved 100%, they didn’t even look like the same wrestlers. It teaches so much about discipline and dedication. Amazing program, and on the plus side my one wrestler lost almost 40 pounds with the help and encouragement of Dan and The Professor. It was tough, but both my wrestlers will be going back again.

Robin Beasley

Amazing program! My son has become a better wrestler 100%. Dan’s training goes beyond just wrestling and conditioning. He shows each kid how to take responsibility for their own actions. Honestly wish I would’ve enrolled my son in his program earlier.

Lynda Phuyo

For those who take wrestling seriously, making the choice to train with Dan is the only way to go. With discipline and hard work personifying his program, Dan’s focus on conditioning and effective technique enables his wrestlers to perform at their best on the competition mat.

Karen TerHaar

This is the best training around for beginners to very high level advanced wrestler’s. Coach Scanlan knows wrestling and what it takes to reach the highest levels in the sport. He can take wrestler’s of every level and make them better on the mat and off the mat as well.
This program is the best around for any wrestler who wants to improve and be the best they can be. If you want to be a State Champion and or wrestler in college, or just improve your skills to the highest level, this program is where you want to be. Thank you Coach Scanlan for making this program possible!

Jack Creamer

Over the five years that my sons, Zak and Cole, have trained with Dan Scanlan, they have completely transformed into confident, extremely fit young men.  Right from the beginning, everything clicked.  They loved the intensity Dan brought to training and worked hard to meet his goals.  In no time they had mastered proper technique and were getting better at an amazing rate.  It was a perfect match.

Gabby Depasquale

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