About CYW

The Colchester Wildcats Youth Wrestling Club (CYW)

is a private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization that formed in 2000. CYW’s mission is to promote interest in the sport of wrestling among the youth and parents of Colchester and surrounding towns by providing a disciplined and competitive program for its members to learn and develop wrestling skills, self-confidence and the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty and respect. CYW is open to all boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. CYW’s regular season runs from mid-November through late February/early March. Practices are held in the Jack Jackter Intermediate School gymnasium located at 215 Halls Hill Road in Colchester.

CYW is a member of USA Wrestling and adheres to all policies adopted by the Colchester Parks and Recreation Department.

Club Registration & SIGN-UP

Once you have registered for this website you will be able to complete the sign-up form online. An open registration session, announced in local newspapers, will be held 11/7 from 6-8pm (all new participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate). Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis until the registration limit is reached. If necessary, a waiting list is established once the limit is reached. A parent orientation meeting is scheduled during the first week of practice. The meeting is designed to introduce parents to the CYW program and coaching staff and answer any questions they may have about the sport of wrestling and the program.


will be held at Jack Jackter Intermediate School’s gym beginning Tuesday, November 15th and will be structured As follows:
• Mighty Might wrestlers (YOB 2011-2012) will practice Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30pm.**
• All others will practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with beginners from 6-7:30pm and advanced wrestlers from 6-8:00pm.
• We have also designated 3-4 Friday nights as scrimmage/clinic nights with other local programs and special instructors (as available). These nights are free of charge.

Contact Us

To see about signing up your child with Colchester Youth Wrestling contact the Club Director Matt Whitney with this handy form!

Completed registration forms, payment made out to “CYW” (please write “registration” in the memo block of your check) and a copy of the wrestler’s birth certificate should be mailed to: Colchester Youth Wrestling, P.O. Box 375, Colchester, CT 06415.

Open Registration

Click here to get the open enrollment flyer CYW Open Registration Flyer.

CYW is open to all youth (boys and girls), First through Eighth Grade. The Wildcats’ regular season runs from November through early March.

CYW is a private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization and member of USA Wrestling. Its mission is to introduce the youth in the Colchester area to the sport of folkstyle wrestling by providing a disciplined and competitive program for kids to learn and develop wrestling skills, self-confidence, respect and good sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Scholarships for free or reduced wrestling costs are available for those who qualify.