This class is 1.5 hours long. In a typical class you can expect 3 parts
1. Warm Up
Jogging, calisthenics, wrestling “gymnastics,” and games to help kids develop strength and coordination
2. Wrestling Technique
Instruction and drilling to develop wrestling fundamentals
3. King of the Mat
Takedowns competition to help kids enjoy the feeling of competing and build their confidence
We limit class size to 25 kids so that each athlete gets a lot of personal coaching.
Th 14 & Under beginners class is run by Head Coach Damir who works with each athlete to develop basic wrestling fitness and wrestling technique fundamentals.
Coach Damir is often supported by our Club Director, Coach Andrew and a few of our elite wrestlers from our youth club team. This helps our beginner wrestlers get hands on help from older wrestlers and see the path in front of them.
What You Should Bring
The beauty of wrestling is that it requires little that you can’t find within yourself. That said, you’ll want to bring a few things with you to practice.
1. Comfortable clothes
Bring a t-shirt, socks, and either soft shorts or sweatpants.
2. Bottle of water
Your child will sweat and want to stay hydrated.
3. Wresting Shoes
If you are just trying the class out, you can just wear socks. If you decide to commit to the class, you will need wrestling shoes help you grip the mat so you don’t slip. This makes the drills much easier and reduces the chance of injury.
If you want to learn more about getting wrestling shoes, check out our blog post on finding the right wrestling shoe.
This class meets year round.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Willpower Wrestling Club, Inc. is a New York State charitable corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to Willpower Wrestling Club are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.