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Wrestling 101

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Of the many sports in which your child can participate, Wrestling is perhaps the most misrepresented, misunderstood and underrated. The ratio of participation to public awareness is remarkably lopsided.

Wrestling is a great sport because anybody can do it. In this sport, you wrestle people that are the same weight as you; size is not an issue as it may be in a sport like football or basketball.

The sport of wrestling also helps young people develop important qualities such as self esteem, sportsmanship, work ethic and leadership skills.

Wrestling is the blueprint for overcoming life's challenges, and the learning ground where these principles are tried and proven.

Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport and teaches control, not violence.  The objective is not to destroy or harm your opponent, but to out-maneuver them to gain control. In essence Wrestling is unique in the fact that it can be aggressive without being violent.

Wrestling develops agility, balance, reflexes and strength in every major muscle group and can dramatically improve one's ability to perform in other sports.

The Sport of Wrestling

Does my son or daughter need any experience?

To start wrestling your child does not need experience. We have age and experience separated groups and coaching is specific for groups,

My child is undersized, is that an issue?

Nope. Wrestling is unique in that opponents and practice partners will be close to age, weight and experience of your child.

Will we have to cut weight?

This is wrestling 30 years ago.  Cutting weight in youth wrestling for season tournaments is basically non-existent. High School Wrestling weights are closely monitored to eliminate the crazy weight cuts of years past. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT CUTTING.

Are we required to Wrestle in Tournaments?

Wrestlers are encouraged to Wrestle in tournaments, but not required. Tournaments are encouraged for Wrestlers to test their skills, build mental toughness and learn the sport.

Is Wrestling dangerous? Will my child get hurt?

There are a number of reports and studies that rank Wrestling as safer then Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Girls Volleyball. Wrestling is an aggressive sport without high impact collisions and competition is done on a foam mat. At the youth level the most common injury is a bloody nose or lip.

Will my child get Cauliflower Ear?

The use of wrestling headgear will prevent Cauliflower Ear. Wrestlers that have Cauliflower Ear did not use headgear on a consistent basis.

Wrestling is a hard sport? Right?

Well I guess. But its not why you might think. The 'work out' piece is similar to most other sports. The kids are not throwing up in the corner or passing out, thats all fiction. The difficult part is mastering the wrestling moves, but that comes with practice. If your child played football, they already know the double leg take down.