Practices will begin Tuesday, November 19th and be structured as follows: Our goal is to hold 3 practices per week subject to gym availability.
Beginner wrestlers (as identified by the coaching staff) will practice 6:00-7:30pm.**
Advanced wrestlers will practice 6:00-8:00pm.
**We ask that those with younger children stay at the gym in case the need should arise that your child becomes unfocused and needs a break. It is very difficult for our coaching staff to continue instruction and maintain safety while there are children wandering around the mat.
The recruitment of new coaches is especially important given the one-on-one nature of the sport, the relatively short time we have for practices and the large number of wrestlers we have. If you are interested in coaching this season, please use this link to contact Matt Whitney for more information.
All wrestlers will need headgear and wrestling shoes to participate (water bottle is recommended). NO SNEAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE MATS. Shoes and headgear can be purchased from most sporting goods stores or online. For practices, wrestlers should wear shorts and a tee.
Regular-season tournaments are generally held every Sunday in Connecticut beginning in mid-December and ending in March. A registration fee (usually $20) is charged for each tournament. At tournaments, wrestlers compete individually against opponents of similar age and weight and medals are awarded to the first, second and third place wrestlers in each age and weight division. CYW encourages its wrestlers to participate in tournaments throughout the season based on their individual level of development and interest.