Summary: tha Hustle is a semi regular brain dump from Founder of Compound Sportswear and Compound Wrestling Cliff Fretwell that covers a wide range of topics and discussions from branding and marketing in sports to motivation and self improvement. We'll also discuss coaching and mentoring in the sport of collegiate and olympic wrestling styles.
After almost 20 years of coaching I've been doing some reflecting on things that have been successful and things that have not. I talk about the initial approach to coaching when we starter Compound Wrestling and how I am adjusting for this new crop of athletes as well as my plan for the next 8-10 years to get the club back to where we were at our peak.
Deep dive into purposeful execution strategies to grow your personal or business brand via social media content.
I dive into a couple layers of my perspective on how important I think understanding the power of social media is. My thoughts as it relates to raising your children with social media and using it to their advantage to grow personal brand and leverage it to enhance future opportunities.
I spend some time talking about my big take aways from the 7 part audio documentary about the Smith Family that dives deep into the lives of Pat, Leroy and 6X world and Olympic Champ John Smith. I approached it mainly from a coaching perspective and how his rare view of elite competition resonated with me.
Kenny Monday, The first Black Man to win an Olympic Gold Wrestling Medal talks about life growing up in Tulsa, his prep career and eventual Olympic gold. He discusses his relationship with his coaches and rivalry with Dave Shultz.
Me, Roper and Fellers discuss youth wrestling dynamic. Coaching, training, parent interaction and culture building.
Me and my guy Adam Fellers chat about the weekend's dual craziness and break down the MONSTER Iowa vs PSU dual, but we keepin it real!
Catch up with Olympic bronze medalist, NCAA Champ, Head Coach of University of North Carolina Coleman Scott on his journey through coaching, the influences of Coach Smith, his goals to win an NCAA team title and his influences along the way that made him who he is.
Doing some reflecting on our CMP athletes at this years Fargo Nationals. I take some time to evaluate how important it is to have the parents involved and in-synch with the athletes plans and goals. We often operate in different worlds and that isn't ideal for optimal growth.
I hopped on the Home Mat Advantage Podcast with my guys Jude Swisher and Sam Herring to talk about everything from their explosion on the scene with the new HMA movement and everything in between.
I've recently had a bunch of people inquiring about how the CMP Camp system and popularity came about and how it is architected, marketed and presented. I give a run down of my perspective on things.
On this episode I break down a new approach on teaching with concepts. I've been studying how different types of people process and learn and I've also been experimenting with my athletes with some of these creative approaches.
I finally get to catch up with athlete, father, coach and all around awesome human being Mark Munoz. We discuss his relationship with coaching his son Trey to an elite level, his time at the historic Oklahoma State wrestling program as well as his years fighting in the WEC and UFC.
Catching up with my buddy DT off his recent world title and talked about some things you probably didn't know about him growing up. We discuss barrel racing horses, saving baby kittens, running a juicing company and even discussed a little bit of wrestling.
Me and my social media BFF Chael Sonnen talk about him starting and progressing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts as well as the marketing of amateur and olympic wrestling in the USA and Internationally.