Red Roots Wrestling Club Programs (Grades K-8)
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Introductory Wrestling Program (Grades K-8)
Introduction to Wrestling is geared toward children just being introduced to the sport. This three-month program meets twice a week and introduces the participants to the sport of wrestling. The fundamentals of grappling are incorporated into a fun, engaging and age-appropriate atmosphere. Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30PM-6:20PM. Individuals are divided into groups based on age, weight, experience, and ability. For older or more athletic kids, there will be an opportunity to switch to the advanced program upon a coach's review. Participants should wear "gym clothes" for practices. There will be opportunities to compete against other towns, as well as wrestle in tournaments. For children under 8, at least one parent or guardian should remain during instruction.
Advanced Wrestling Program (Grades 3-8)
Advanced Wrestling is geared to children in Grades 3-8 but will consider younger children on request. This three-month program (approximately 25 practices with additional scrimmages, dual meets and tournaments) incorporates games, conditioning, and instruction as a means of expanding on the fundamentals learned in the Introduction to Wrestling program. Individuals are divided into groups based on age, weight, experience and ability. Participants should wear shorts and tight fitting t-shirts (no sweatpants or basketball shorts) for practices and dual meets, but may be required to wear a singlet, wrestling shoes and headgear in tournaments. Wrestlers in grades 5-8 will compete against other teams throughout the season as well as in tournaments at the end of the season. In some instances, younger wrestlers will be invited to participate. Some events occur on weekends, generally Saturday mornings for dual meets (3-4 times during the season) and tournaments on Sundays (3-4 times during the season). Please note that the season may extend based on some individuals that may qualify for tournaments. Cost of program includes team uniform (fight shorts/hooded sweatshirt) and use of team singlet.
Not Sure If Wrestling Is Right For Your Child?
If you do not know if wrestling may be a good fit for your child then you should attend this meet and greet/demonstration. Come and meet the coaches and see a demonstration of wrestling in our Wrestling Room at the Reading Memorial High School Field House before the start of our 2019-2020 season. Parents can talk to our coaches while members of our team talk to your child about what it is like to be in Red Roots. Kids can wear gym clothes if they want to be included in some games and demonstration.
Date: Thursday, November 7th
Location: Wrestling Room at RMHS Field House