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.
(Oct 30, 2019 Parent’s Meeting & Registration, Nov. 6, 2019 1st Practice)
How often do you practice?
The club typically practices once a week, though we have an arrangement with Lincoln Warriors to allow our club members the opportunity to practice up to three times per week. All LGW practices are scheduled for 2 hours, but our beginning groups have practices scheduled so that no new material will be covered after about an hour and twenty minutes. The remaining time will be used for review and practicing what has been learned, but gives the beginning wrestlers the flexibility to leave at that time if their schedule does not allow them to stay for the entire 2 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. 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.
Experienced – this group has learned the Elite 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. Most local tournaments do not have a separate girls division. We will target several that do, but there will be tournaments we target that do not have a separate division.
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 usually at local high schools. 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.
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 $45 for the Early Session (Nov-Dec) and $55 for the Competitive Session (Jan-Mar) The fees collected help the club pay for, instruction, club insurance, 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.
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.