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Youth Wrestling

Youth Wrestling

The Waconia Youth Wrestling program has been recognized as one of the top youth wrestling organizations in the State of Minnesota, and our overall K-12 program Waconia Wrestling Club has a rich tradition of developing kids into tremendous wrestlers and people of character through the sport. Our program is geared for kids at all levels – whether brand new or advanced/competitive. Our goal as a program is to help with each wrestler’s individual development and to create a long-term passion for the sport.

The youth wrestling season is broken into two parts. The 1st season runs from mid-November through January 31st. The 2nd season is optional and goes from February until April 5th. Additional details for the 2nd season will be announced in January. Practices are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of November 11th and will be 2 times per week at either the Middle School or High School wrestling rooms. More information on practice times/dates/location will be shared in October. Included with your registration is a T-shirt, entry into the Waconia Youth Open tournament and various scrimmage opportunities with other clubs. A parent meeting to outline expectations, review the parent handbook and answer questions will be held on November 7th @ 6:00pm @ Waconia Middle School Cafeteria.

There will be an informational “Open House” and FREE Youth Wrestling Clinic for all PreK – 6th grade kids interested in signing up on September 23rd in the Waconia High School Main Gym at 7:00pm. This clinic is geared towards brand new wrestlers wishing to explore the sport, to meet returning wrestlers/parents across the program and to meet the coaches and ask questions. No sign-up is required for the clinic! Just come and join the fun! Check out our website at http://www. to learn more about the timing/logistics/start dates of this event and full program information. For additional questions please contact Waconia Community Ed Coordinator, Jason Wadsley @, Youth Program Administrator, Jeff Katherman @ or Youth Head Coach, Rafael Torres @

Wrestling Practices:
F-161: Novice (recommended for new PreK – 2nd grade with 0-1 years of wrestling experience). PK wrestlers must be in their last year of pre-school and be willing to listen, pay attention and have fun. This practice group will focus on introduction to the basic fundamentals, common movements, positions, stance, and games with a goal to learn the basic techniques and fundamentals of the sport and having fun.

F-162: Intermediate (recommended for 1st – 4th grade with approximately 2 years of wrestling experience). This practice group is geared for kids with some experience in the sport and will focus on refi nement and details of basic positions/ techniques and an introduction to some advanced techniques and concepts as well. Brand new 3rd and 4th graders are encouraged to attend this group.

F-163: Advanced (recommended for 3rd – 6th grade with at least 2-3 years of wrestling experience or brand new 5th – 6th graders). This practice group is geared for our most competitive and advanced wrestlers and upper grades.
NOTE: Registration is not binding for the practice/group that your wrestler must attend. After registration (and also during the season), the coach staff will determine the most appropriate practice group to attend to support the best path of development for each wrestler and to allow for the best matching of practice partners.

Option 1 Fee: $140, includes T-shirt plus PURCHASE of a NEW Wildcat singlet.
Option 2 Fee: $75, don’t need a NEW Wildcat singlet.
Extra singlets are NOT available for purchase after the registration deadline.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept 25th.
Additional Fees: $10 Late Fee due after September 25th if space is available.

Parent T-shirt: an extra $12. To order a Parent T-shirt, please return to the catalog under Wrestling and “register” for
Class #200.5. This will charge you the additional fee and let you choose a T-shirt size.

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