Over the weekend, I came across this video with over 600,000 views highlighting a head coaching wrestling a player.

The account that originally shared it suggested that it’s a great way to “win over the team.”

However, only a few seconds in, I got a much different feeling – that this has the potential to be a terrible idea at a whole lot of places. Especially if an injury were to occur.

The comments in the thread following were mixed, ranging from it not being the type of event they’d be willing to stake their reputation and job on as a coach, to some form of “here comes the public outcry…”

It’s important to note that at the end of the clip, the player ends up “tapping out” to end the match, the team can be seen and heard cheering, and the coach and player embrace, each with huge smiles on their face.

How about you? Where do you stand on the issue?

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Content manager - Doug took the reins in 2011 and the website has been better ever since. A former college player and small college coach, Doug now serves as the head coach at Ravenna HS (MI).