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I believe that self-control is what separates men from boys in tough situations. In an ancient sport where a circle is drawn and two men are told to fight but obey the rule this couldn't be truer.  I always stress that emotions are natural. Hate, joy, anger, happiness, sadness, and love should be experienced but controlled. Never let your sadness overwhelm you or your anger to trouble you. A wrester needs to harness his adrenaline, his rage, his fierce attitude and train so that instincts do the rest. This is where being a role model comes in. By no means is a coach expected to be the perfect citizen but he must show self-control. Even when he is shouting and criticizing his team during practice he should be doing so because he chose to not because he lost his temper. A certain level of fear always seems to go hand-in-hand with respect. Once respect is established a coach can be ruthlessly harsh on his team and they will know that it is in their best interest. 
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