Did you hear about the sport from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more?
First, you're in the right spot. We offer programs for youth, junior high, and high school wrestlers.
If you have a child that is interested in wrestling regardless of their age and ability, have them check out one of our free intro resources located in the right-hand column. Our site has a tremendous amount of info so please read through the information on the Register tab. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you.
Wrestling is an individual and team sport with a great environment for physical activity, skill building, and fun. Don't worry if your kid has never wrestled before, as most kids here haven't so your child is not at a disadvantage. A lot of kids have only picked up the sport in the last year or two, and every year we add more new kids to the program.
The Rules of Wrestling for Beginners and Parents
Making the Transition from Folkstyle to Freestyle
It does not matter the size, everyone can wrestle. Everyone has an opportunity to be great, and natural born athleticism means less of a factor than in other sports. No one is a natural when it comes to wrestling. The work you put in is directly reflected on the mat. There are no excuses. You have no one else to blame but yourself when you lose. Wrestling teaches guys the importance of discipline, work ethic, working smart, leadership, and creativity. Wrestlers learn to keep a positive attitude, because the sacrifice and hard work needed to be successful in the sport could not be possible without a positive mindset. Wrestling builds character. Wrestlers will learn to be the best version of themselves that they can be. You will not be a successful wrestler constantly trying to do what others do, but rather by doing what you do, well. That being said, there is also a team component to wrestling. It still teaches teamwork and the importance of working together. Most importantly, wrestling builds champions on and off the mat.
1. Agility–The ability of one to change the position of his body efficiently and easily.
2. Quickness–The ability to make a series of movements in a very short period of time.
3. Balance–The maintenance of body equilibrium through muscular control.
4. Flexibility–The ability to make a wide range of muscular movements.
5. Coordination–The ability to put together a combination of movements in a flowing rhythm.
6. Endurance–The development of muscular and cardiovascular-respiratory stamina.
7. Muscular Power (explosiveness)–The ability to use strength and speed simultaneously.
8. Aggressiveness–The willingness to keep on trying or pushing your adversary at all times.
9. Discipline–The desire to make the sacrifices necessary to become a better athlete and person.
10. A Winning Attitude–The inner knowledge that you will do your best – win or lose.
Wrestling rules are very clear on safety. Illegal moves and potentially dangerous situations can result in penalty points and even disqualification. Coaches and referees work very hard to keep wrestling safe for all participants.
Wrestling is not a sport that demands brute strength. Technique and conditioning are more important to succeed in wrestling than the ability to push someone around the mat for 30 seconds.
Youth wrestling discourages so-called weight cutting. High school and collegiate athletes' weight loss is now closely monitored by a tracking system developed by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), which prevents a wrestler from dropping below 7% body fat or losing too much weight too quickly.