Should leaders in this sport, and in this club, be truthful and transparent about who they are and how they operate?
Do you want to know the character of those you leave your kids with?
Before you commit to GPS Wrestling, it's wise to understand what, and who, you are getting.
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Turns out the answer is yes. The New York Daily News reports that one of the GPS coaches pleaded guilty to a felony involving a battery. There is no such disclosure on any GPS materials or its website. Read the details for yourself:
For starters, the university's newspaper, the Daily Illini, reported "Paswall left the team due to violation of team rules." Wrestling team grapples with loss of players. That's not an injury, which he claims on his website under his "Vision." The rules violation is the only reason cited, as clearly stated in the report, and stated by the team to the media outlet. Contact the University of Illinois Athletic Department and/or Blair Academy's wrestling program and ask them for details. Get the truth on his departures.
Community residents contacted authorities about Covid-related safety issues at GPS. The response -- to black out floor to ceiling windows for months --is hardly a transparent and responsible response. What were you hiding? Through the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of the complaint has been requested from the North Castle Police Department. Community members submitted the complaint and verified the "black out" of GPS windows immediately following.
That quote comes directly from the GPS Website under "Vision," but Cal State Bakersfield says Grant Paswall did not compete in the 2010-11 season, or any other season. He competed in only one tournament - unattached -- his senior year. Is this an example of him instilling "good character?" Some would just call that a lie. Read for yourself. Go Runners Wrestling Grant Paswall
That's a question only you can answer, but make sure you have the facts, and the truth, before you decide.
A November 2023 view of rankings of wrestling clubs in the New York Metro Area has GPS Wrestling ranking dead last. What are customers saying with these rankings?
I pulled my kids out after two weeks. Unacceptable coaching.
Forget this place. Too many kids, not enough supervision.
I pulled my kids out of GPS after a couple months after hearing them talk about the lack of engagement from the coach there. My oldest said the head coach, in particular, treated him as if he didn’t exist when he approached him for some follow up after a couple of practices.Either that’s too many kids for GPS or the wrong job for the coach.
poor coaching and poorly organized training sessions
The scheduling for the classes was done poorly and classes were never let out on time. Very frustrating from a parent perspective.
Poorly run. Classes are too big with too few coaches
Very unprofessional coaching. Do not send your kids here.