Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast

Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Podcast: S2 E9 featuring Joan Fulp and Andrea Yamamoto

December 24, 2022 USA Wrestling Season 2 Episode 9
Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast
Heads Up - A USA Wrestling Podcast: S2 E9 featuring Joan Fulp and Andrea Yamamoto
Show Notes

For the first time in history, Joan Fulp and Andrea Yamamoto were honored in 2020 as USA Wrestling's co-Women of the Year. Active for decades in our sport, both made a decision to work together and focus on the creation of girls' wrestling on the state level. 

Joan Fulp (National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017) and Andrea Yamamoto discuss teamwork, the growth of Girl's Wrestling, the importance of Women's Wrestling in our sport and society, and concepts of successful coaching that go far beyond gender or sport specific skills. 

Joan became the first woman to be elected to USA Wrestling's Executive Board in 2020. She taught and coached women's gymnastics at Central Michigan University for three years and served as an elementary and adapted physical education teacher in Half Moon Bay, CA for 24 years. Joan states, “Why should a sport that develops focus, determination, self-reliance, mental toughness and self-confidence only be available to half the population?”

Andrea represented Team USA on six national teams and at five World Championships. She has served as a coach and leader in the sport after establishing herself as a pioneer in Women's Wrestling. 

This podcast is sure to provide great ideas and reflection regardless if you're coaching a wrestling team, a gymnastics team, or a Fortune 500 business unit. 

Joan and Andrea on Moments off the Mat: #38 with Mike Clayton
https://youtu.be/rr3VOJFNMqs 

Joan Fulp on Moments off the Mat: #100 with Jess Medina
https://youtu.be/RP4NFwaySJU 

Andrea, and Olympian Tela Bacher on Heads Up Podcast S2 EP2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wTj9Diex1w 

One Courageous Girl 
https://www.osaa.org/docs/wre/courageous.pdf

Wrestle Like a Girl: Best Practices
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/572acf1062cd94f0536532bb/t/5fbae4b52b4bfe31fd76d25f/1606083845750/Best+Practices+Quick+Guide.pdf