Wrestle Like a Girl Empowerment Clinic announced for 2018 NCAA Fan Fest

Female wrestlers will have an opportunity to gain on-the-mat skills -- as well as championship life skills -- at the Wrestle Like a Girl Empowerment Clinic at NCAA Fan Fest during the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland.

This clinic -- open to girls ages 5-18 -- will take place Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 2 -2:40 p.m. at the Huntington Convention Center at 1139 West 3rd Street in downtown Cleveland, a short walk from Quicken Loans Arena, site of the 2018 NCAA championships.

Each camp or clinic will have a support network of high caliber national team athletes and regional staff who will guide athletes as they develop their skills.

The Wrestle Like a Girl organization described its Empowerment Clinic at the 2018 NCAA Fan Fest as being a "40-minute exposure clinic." "We emphasize the empowerment and inclusion of each athlete and educate them on technical skill development AND proper nutrition, hydration and the implementation of mental skills training," according to the WLAG official website. "Our curriculum covers everything from basic wresting fundamentals: Stance, position, takedowns, escapes and exposures to more advanced technique and strategy such as: Set-ups, finishes, and drilling. They will be able to develop championship skills like goal-setting, with an emphasis through hard work."

The WLAG Empowerment Clinic will feature national wrestling team athletes and regional staff members. "The philosophy of our camps is to provide a fun, supportive, engaging and positive environment for girls to learn wrestling and develop technique," according to WLAG. "We work to develop the whole athlete and are using high caliber role models to do it!"

Each camper and clinic participant at the WLAG Empowerment Clinic at the 2018 NCAA Fan Fest will receive a "Wrestle Like a Girl" handbook, which will support lessons on nutrition, hydration and sport psychology presented at the Fan Fest Clinic.

The WLAG website describes the goal of the organization "is to empower young female athletes through the sport of wrestling. Athletes learn technical wrestling and develop championship skills like goal setting, anxiety management and confidence building with an emphasis through hard work."

Advance registration for the WLAG Empowerment Clinic is available online. Those with questions may send an email or call (719) 581-7112.

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The Wrestle Like a Girl Empowerment Clinic is just one of many events slated for the 2018 NCAA Fan Fest which includes wrestling demonstrations, a NWCA coaching event, and the annual WIN Magazine Wrestling Memorabilia Show. Among the other specific features of his year's Fan Fest: a "Wrestling and Football" exhibit from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including a roundtable discussion featuring Curley Culp, Bob Golic, Carlton Haselrig, and Stephen Neal ... and an opportunity to meet Dan Gable and Larry Owings, the only man to hand Gable a loss in his prep and college career. Fans do NOT need an NCAA Championships ticket for admission to Fan Fest.


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