Practices will begin Tuesday, November 14th. Practices will be structured as follows:
Beginner wrestlers, as identified by the coaching staff, will practice Tuesday, Wednesday (for full members) and Thursday from 6-7:30pm.**
Advanced wrestlers will practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8:00pm. We may also offer some Friday practices to make up for weather cancellations or to scrimmage/ joint practice with other teams.
**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.
We have designated 3-4 Friday nights as scrimmage/duel nights with other local programs (as available). These scrimmage nights are highly recommended for all wrestlers to attend and are free of charge. This is a great opportunity for our athletes to work with wrestlers from other clubs in a fun, supportive environment, as well as, prepare for tournaments that they may choose to attend in the future.
The annual recruitment of new coaches, and development the of our current coaching staff, is especially important given the one-on-one nature of the sport, the relatively short time frame we have for practices and the large number of wrestlers we have attending weekly tournaments. If you are interested in coaching this season, please contact our Head Coach, Jeff McAllister
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, they should wear shorts and a tee.
Regular-season tournaments are generally held every Sunday in
Connecticut beginning in mid-December and ending with the New England Youth Wrestling
Championship in early March. A registration fee (usually $20; $15 for each additional sibling) 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
CYW encourages its wrestlers to participate in tournaments throughout the season (and post-season) based on their individual level of development and interest. With guidance from the coaching staff, wrestlers have the option to choose which tournaments they wish to wrestle in. “Beginner Tournaments” are held periodically for beginner wrestlers only (those wrestlers with one or two years of experience that have not medaled in a regular tournament). More experienced/advanced wrestlers may, at their option, travel out of state to compete.