When are your sessions?
The club has two sessions. The Early Session runs from late October/early November through December and the Competitive Session runs January through late March/early April. Instruction is offered for both new wrestlers and experienced competitive wrestlers during both sessions. Information on specific sessions offered is updated on our web page.
How often do you practice?
The club typically practices twice a week, though some week we are only able to practice once, and occasionally there are three practices scheduled for a week. Elite wrestler practice for one hour, intermediate wrestlers practice for about one and a half hours and experienced wrestlers practice for two hours.
Where are practices located?
Practices are held at Lincoln High School in the wrestling room. Please consult the calendar for practice dates and times.
How old can my wrestler be?
Wrestlers should be between the ages of 4-14, we sometimes allow younger wrestlers to participate with prior approval. Wrestlers need to be able to listen and follow direction in a group setting and work independently with a partner.
What equipment do I need?
Practice attire is comfortable clothes for working out, usually shorts and a t-shirt. Wrestling shoes are recommended, but not required. All shoes worn on the mats, MUST NOT BE WORN OUTSIDE!!! No street shoes are allowed on the mats at any time.
Singlets – Singlets can be worn for practices, but are not required at practices. Singlets should be worn for tournaments, the club has singlets for all wrestlers that members can check out.
Shoes – Wrestling shoes are recommended, but not required. The club does have a limited number of wrestling shoes that members can check out for the season. All shoes worn on the mats, MUST NOT BE WORN OUTSIDE!!!
Headgear – Headgear is recommended, but not required.
What should my wrestler wear to practice?
Practice attire is comfortable clothes for working out, usually shorts and a t-shirt. Wrestling shoes are recommended, but not required. All shoes worn on the mats, MUST NOT BE WORN OUTSIDE!!! no street shoes are allowed on the mats at any time. Headgear is recommended, but not required.
How do you separate practice groups?
Generally the groups are skill based, however there are other factors that determine where a wrestler will practice that night. Coaches will let the wrestlers know where they are practicing and if they need to be in a different group. If you have any questions about which group your wrestler was in at practice a please talk with one of the coaches. The groups are listed below:
Elite – this is the group of wrestlers are working on the Elite skills that will help them for their entire wrestling careers.
Intermediate – this group is wrestlers transitioning between the Elite and experienced groups, these wrestlers have mastered the Elite skills. They are working on additional variations of those moves along with some new moves and concepts to help them improve their wrestling skill set
Experienced – this group has learned the Elite and Intermediate skills & moves and are working on moves that will help them be successful at higher levels, and with more difficult opponents. This group will also allow wrestlers to be exposed to a wide variety of moves and help them find the skill set that they can have the most success with in their wrestling career.
What are tournaments?
Tournaments are competitions (meets) where wrestlers compete against other wrestlers in individual matches. The tournaments are divided into divisions either based on age or grade, and wrestlers compete against other wrestlers who are about their weight. These tournaments are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays at different locations. We provide additional information on the tournaments the club is going to be participating in, one to two weeks in advance of the tournament. Generally there will be at least one tournament each week during the competitive session and fewer during the early session.
Does my wrestler have to participate in tournaments?
No, your wrestler does not need to compete in tournaments. The club participates in several tournaments through out the year. These tournaments are held at various sites including our own tournament we hold at Lincoln High. Tournament participation is not required, but is encouraged by the club.
Does my wrestler need to maintain a certain weight?
NO! Most tournaments the club participates in do not have set weight groups. Wrestlers are grouped with other wrestlers of similar weights. We do participate in a few tournaments where there are set weight classes, in those tournaments your wrestler will be put in a weight class that has a set weight range.
How do I sign my wrestler up?
You can register online at anytime just click the registration link here on our website. In person registration is also done before or after regularly scheduled practices and at our parents meetings. Wrestlers who are new to the club can attend two practices free of charge to make sure the fit is right for you. We only require that you complete a waiver prior to practicing.
What is the Parents Meeting?
We hold a parents meeting at the start of each session. This is a informational meeting to let you know about the club, introduce our coaching staff to the wrestlers and families, explain the expectations of the club for wrestlers, parents and coaches, check out equipment and help fill out paperwork for registration.
Can my wrestler practice the same day we register?
Yes. Registration can be done before or after any regularly scheduled practice. Once registration is completed, your wrestler can practice right away.
What is the Cost?
The costs for the sessions do vary slightly from year to year, the current costs are $60 for the Early Session (Oct-Dec) and $85 for the Competitive Session (Jan-Mar) The fees collected help the club pay for, instruction, club insurance, individual AAU membership, participation fees for specific tournaments, club t-shirts, facilities fees and more. The club is focused on ensuring that every wrestler who wants to participate, can and is willing to make fee arrangements if needed.
Do you offer drop ins?
We allow wrestlers to drop in if they are a member of another local club without charge. The wrestler only needs to let their club coach know prior to attending practice. Wrestlers not a member of a local club can drop in for a fee, but we encourage them to find a local club that meets their needs and for that reason we do limit the number of drop ins. Wrestlers visiting from outside the local area are welcome to drop in without charge, we just ask that your club coach contact us first. We require that all drop ins complete a waiver prior to practicing.
Do you have a curriculum?
For our current curriculum, click HERE
What are the rules of wrestling?
For an overview of wrestling rules, click HERE
If you have any additional question please feel free to Contact Us.