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Central Florida’s Coach Jason Balma Talks about Recruiting to TDRTV

With recruiting budgets dwindling and coaches looking for quality athletes, it seems to me that has the right  idea at the right time. Many kids are going unnoticed and are not being recruited after high school. Coaches and kids need a place to meet up and communicate. They are doing that at

Central Florida University Head Coach Jason Balma understands that many kids are just not blue chip prospects and for lack of “the connection” may not even know what colleges may offer wrestling. Many of the NCWA schools even have money available for wrestlers to attend.


“I love this concept. The NCWA is truly for the student/athlete that wants to compete at a high level of wrestling quality yet concentrate on academic achievement. I also believe that every wrestler that wants to compete at the next level should have that opportunity. Most of our programs will offer you the chance to wrestle against a variety of divisions and compete at a level that will fulfill your desire to achieve your academic success and compete at the next level.”

Jason BalmaHead Coach, Central Florida University
2010 NCWA Nat. Championship Coach

Listen to this interview with Coach Balma and I think you’ll be surprised at what you hear.

Select this link to listen to the Jason Balma Interview

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October 29, 2010, 4:21 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa..October 29th, 2010

Hall of Fame wrestler & Coach Les Anderson, along with Award winning wrestling broadcaster Scott Casber announce their new on-line venture .

 The new site, designed specifically for the sport of amateur wrestling, creates a location for high school and junior / community college wrestlers to build their wrestling, academic and personal profiles. In addition, they will add their pictures and be able to upload multiple match & highlight videos. Kids will have 24/7 access to their profiles to keep their information fresh for collegiate coaches.

 Coach Anderson & Scott Casber invite every college coach in North America to come to the site, register for FREE and establish their own private and secure search location for their respective schools. Coaches will be able to search the wrestler data base privately. The search directives will allow coaches to find prospective wrestlers by record, weight, graduation year and location. They will be able to view, make notes, retain and prioritize prospect profiles.

 Coach Anderson says “Our philosophy is very simple. We believe that every kid that wants to wrestle at the next level should have that opportunity.”  Additionally, Scott Casber says “This is one of the most aggressive web initiatives, designed strictly for our sport that will introduce coaches from every Division and every level to a wide variety of student/athletes that want to wrestle, but may be overlooked.”

 Les and Scott say that a variety of recent events led to the development of this site. With the current financial pressure being experienced by a majority of collegiate programs, they have watched the impact range from reduced recruiting dollars to the complete demise of programs. Additionally, a number of families had indicated that they had invested up to several thousands of dollars with recruiting companies in an effort to create visibility for their student/athlete with limited results. And, as Coach Anderson says “The solid DI and DII programs know who the ‘Blue Chippers’ are; and have had them on the radar for years. Kids that want to wrestle, but haven’t caught the eye of a coach give up. We want to give every coach at every level several opportunities to find that student/athlete that fits perfectly into their program for both athletic and academic reasons. We also recognize that many kids wrestle in geographic areas that are not on the ‘recruiting’ circuit.”

 Their hope and intent with this website is to become the perfect “introduction” site for kids and coaches. They invite every coach and every kid that wants to wrestle at the next level to visit .

Iowa State wrestling/coaching legend Les Anderson unveils, training DVDs
July 15, 2010, 11:00 pm
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