We will hold a "pre-practice" on Monday November 16 at the YMCA at 6:00 PM for our new wrestlers. Attendance is mandatory. On that evening, we will have our "shoe swap". We ask parents of returning wrestlers with shoes that they have outgrown should bring them to the gym that night (or give them to a coach beforehand), and they can find a new pair that fits. We will also weigh the wrestlers in attendance.
The coaches will then do a brief orientation for the new wrestlers and parents about the sport, our program, and the Warrior Youth Wrestling Classic - the tournament that WYW hosts at the fieldhouse. We expect the event to conclude by 6:45.
Our first full practice will be on Tuesday November 17 at the YMCA at 6:00 PM. Wrestlers need to arrive by 5:50 PM to change into their wrestling shoes (wrestling shoes are NEVER to be worn outside the wrestling room) and to roll out the mats. Note that practice ends promptly at 7:30 PM, and wrestlers are not dismissed until all the mats are rolled up and stored. (We encourage parents to assist in this process to get everyone out of the gym in a timely fashion.)
Wrestlers should be attired in athletic shorts (briefs, under armor type briefs, or other support) and tight fitting t-shirts. Wrestlers must also have neatly trimmed fingernails, and athletes with braces require a mouthguard. Shoes are required by our fourth practice (November 24). Headgear is strongly recommended and is required for competition.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-16 SEASON OF WILTON YOUTH WRESTLING & JUNIOR WARRIOR WRESTLING IS NOW OPEN !
PLEASE USE THE "REGISTER NOW" BUTTON IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER TO REGISTER. Singlets are available for purchase for grades 5-8. For grades 3-4, as wrestlers in this age group generally do not compete, a singlet is not necessary, but can be purchased later in the season if a younger wrestler elects to compete.
For questions or technical issues on registration, please contact Kris Forland at email@example.com or Ross Mannino at rossmannino at optonline.net
Wilton Youth Wrestling is our program for grades 3-8 with an emphasis on preparing our youth to compete in statewide competition. We practice at the Wilton YMCA on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6-7:30. Competitions are generally on weekends. For questions about our grade 3-8 program, please contact either coach Brian McGovern (docmcg at optonline.net) or coach Ted Young (tyoung89 at gmail.com)
Junior Warrior Wrestling is our program for grades 1-2. We practice at the Wilton YMCA on Saturdays 9-10 AM. The focus of this program is the introduction of basic wrestling techniques and physical fitness through games, instruction, and live wrestling. For questions on our grade 1-2 program, please contact coach Dave Goldman (david.s.goldman at gmail.com).
We will post information on where to purchase equipment and on the time and date of our pre-season meeting and shoe exchange in the coming weeks.