I worked with Coach Tourville for over two years as my peak performance coach and private sports trainer. I can’t express the impact he has made on my life, and the transformation I’ve had as an individual. He pushes people to reach for bigger goals than they ever thought possible. When I started with Coach Tourville I was a lost person looking for an identity and something to be proud of for the first time in my life. I was overly anxious, didn’t feel tough or ‘hard’, and I was desperate to become confident in who I was as a man. Over the last few years, I have completely transformed into becoming a whole new and improved version of myself who is constantly striving to get 1 percent better as not only an athlete but as an individual every day. By no means has this journey been easy for me. When I made the decision I was going to become the man I wanted to be, I was dealing with a lot of doubt about my ability to stick with it as someone who had previously quit everything hard I had ever done and never been exceptionally good at anything. But through Nick’s guidance and positive attitude with me, I have been able to stay on the right path. He has helped lay the groundwork for the roadmap of how to live a successful life of achieving goals I have set for myself. Working with Nick is truly the greatest investment I have ever made and has made me realize how important it is to invest in yourself and in your personal development—and not in material objects. The latter will leave you feeling happy for a short while but the affects of working with Nick stick with you indefinitely.
Nick coached my nephew Kevin for 10 lessons about 1-2 times a week before the season started. The results have been transformative. Kevin has received hundreds of hours of wrestling teaching and coaching over the years yet bad habits and repeated mistakes remained. This all changed with private lesson from Nick. Nick has an uncanny ability to explain technique in a way that resonates with the wrestler. Kevin learned new moves and strong techniques from Nick but for the first time Kevin was able to retain the teachings after the lesson and apply them in a live setting. Nick explains technique and concepts in a simple way so that the wrestler no longer has to think about what he needs to do. Nick is an accomplished wrestler level on the highest level. He not only has incredible technical competence and competition experience as a champion wrestler, but equally important Nick is a great teacher who truly connects with the athlete. Nick teaches and coaches using live situations which I have noticed is incredibly effective. This is much different than repetition. It is teaching and drilling in a particular way so that what is being taught will imprint onto the wrestler. This way the wrestler can implement the teachings in a live match. As a former wrestling coach, I watched the changes in Kevin after each lesson. Nick was able to move Kevin past his sticking points and greatly improve his overall performance in ways other coaches could not. Nick got him there. Thank you, Nick! Kevin thanks you as well!
I worked with Coach Tourville January 2015-March 2015. Before working individually with Coach Tourville my record was just over 50% wins. Over the course of two months I wrestled with him 5 days out of the week. I went from being unranked to winning 90% of my matches the rest of the year and going all the way to the state finals where I placed 2nd in Minnesota!
I wrestled at a high intensity before high school, but upon entering I lost my intensity and spirit. Senior Year came along and I did not want to waste a skill I worked so hard to attain. Wrestling with Nick Tourville not only sparked that intensity within, but he also matched it which pushed me to work harder.
Coach Tourville believed in me even when I didn't. Even when it seemed every move I made on and off the mat was the wrong one he was still there, when I asked him to come in on Saturdays he was there. Nick will always be ready to share his infectious love of wrestling. Once that rubs off on you (wrestler) practice, cutting weight, watching film, going to bed early, missing parties ect... becomes easier because that love is driving you not scholarships,parents, or pride. Just a pure joy for a wrestling
Nick is an awesome coach who is always willing to go the extra mile. Watching film with him helped me immensely because he was able to analyze tape and clearly articulate my mistakes through his words and moves on the mat.
If you want to compete at a high level or just get better you need to have elite coaching. Nick Tourville has everything you want in a coach for any wrestler at any level the love for the sport, the knowledge from all three styles, and a fun intensity that he brings to every practice