An Idea to Think About. in High School Wrestling Posted August 23, 2018 14 hours ago, Mattyb said: Again... with alll of this said... are you to suggest that the parents just stick with the course that they were on???? I say no way!!! No way this family sacrifices opportunity for their child to get better coaching, partners, and education just because some other people think that a handful of kids moving is going to “kill” high school wrestling. A phrase I say to our team often is "just because someone says something adamantly, doesn't make their opinion more correct". I could see why people have this opinion too. Cody Phillips, Michael Duckworth, and Mitch Sliga are guys that are examples of wrestlers that stayed in the district of their local feeder system. They stayed in their dirstrict, used the tools that they had available, and had pretty successful careers in high school. One opinion on this would be if you don't take the easier path (transfer to a district with the 'perfect partners/coaches' then they would be more prepared for difficult situations in matches/life...but that is a different conversation that I hope doesn't take over this thread. In my conversations with other coaches is usually about what happens to the state as a whole if a portion of transfers to the a power team continues? I can see the discrepancies of my gymnastics analogy. Gymnastics has many hurdles in front of them. It is a very expensive sport and takes up a large chunk of space in a school building, and it is very hard to find a coach....but I do feel like wrestling has it's own hurdles in front of them. I'm pretty sure that no one knows what will happen to the smaller/weaker programs if quality guys continue to transfer to the 'power programs'. My hope of this discussion is that are we really looking at the future of our sport at the high school level? Should we pay attention to possible long term ramifications? I'm the Lorax. I speak for the trees!