Huge you said it best quality over quantity. This sounds like you been following me around and told yappi how I raised my kids in wrestling. Great post as I agree with all your points.Focus on quality over quantity. Wrestle most of the year but play other sports and take off completely 4-6 weeks late summer. Find a good program and stick with it for consistent coaching on technique. Don't cut weight.
While getting different practice partners is not a bad idea, many people argue that exposing kids to too many different technique styles can confuse them more than anything, especially at a young age. Best suggestion would be to pick a good club that works for your situation and stick to it. Trust/ buy in to the system and be patient. Make small incremental gains over time and it will add up- make sure he learns one new thing each practice and that he retains it and builds off of it.Trying to figure this out myself. I want to get my step son into wrestling different competition during his season and having different wrestling partners. His youth team is really new but have some good coaches. I also want to take him to practice with my old youth club just across the line. My hope is that the different styles from his coaches and two clubs will benefit him but not burn him out.