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Youth Wrestling

Waconia Youth Wrestling Programs

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, athletes 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.

There will be an Informational Meeting, “Clinic” and Q&A session on Wednesday, October 28th via Zoom for all PreK – 6th grade kids interested in signing up this year. Check out our website at to learn more about the timing/logistics/start dates of this event and full program information. For additional questions please contact Tiffany at Community Education at or Youth Program Administrator, Jeff Katherman @

Junior Wildcat Grappler 5 Week Camp

F-221: Ages Pre-K-Kindergarten for brand new wrestlers (or with very minimal experience). This brand new camp is intended for Pre-K and Kindergarteners kids looking to try the sport for the first time in a relaxed environment. Kids will learn basic wrestling movements, wrestling stance and motion drills, and an introduction to basic fundamentals in the sport mixed in with fun wrestling specific games and activities. Kids will also learn the rules of a wrestling match and how to score points.

Dates: Mondays, November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL TIME OF 6:00-7:00PM - UPDATED 10/22/20)

Waconia Middle School Wrestling Room & Fitness Room

Fee: $40

The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 4.

Additional Fees: $10 Late fee due after Wednesday, November 4 if space is available.

Enrollment Limit - 16

Traditional Winter Season Youth Wrestling Program

The traditional youth wrestling season is broken into two parts. The 1st season runs from mid-November through January 28th. The 2nd season is optional and goes from February until March 28. Additional details for the 2nd season will be announced in January. Practices are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of November 16th and will be 2 times per week at the Middle School Wrestling Room / Fitness Room. More information on practice times/dates/location will be shared prior to the season starting. A parent meeting to outline expectations, review the parent handbook and answer questions will be held via virtually on November 9th.

F-222: Novice Group - Program for Kindergarten – 1st grade kids. NOTE: Kindergarten wrestlers must have at least 1 year of wrestling experience. For brand new Kindergarteners and PreK, see details for separate "Wildcat Little Grapplers" Camps program. 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-223: Intermediate Group - Recommended for 2nd – 6th grade or for kids with approximately 1-2 years of wrestling experience). This practice group is geared for kids with some experience in the sport and will focus on refinement 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 enroll with this group.

F-224: Advanced Group - 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 grade kids.

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, skill development and growth..

Practice Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Practice Start Date: November 17th

Times: TBD will be communicated after registration

Location: Waconia Middle School Wrestling Room & Fitness Room


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, November 4.

Additional Fees: $10 Late Fee due after Wednesday, November 4 if space is available.

Enrollment Limit - 80 kids

Parent T-shirt: an extra $12. To order a Parent T-shirt, please return to the catalog under Wrestling and “register” for

Class F-225. This will charge you the additional fee and let you choose a T-shirt size.

At this time it is still unknown if the Waconia Wrestling Tournament will take place in District facilities. This will be determined at a later date.

All COVID-19 guidelines must be followed throughout the season.

Registration Notes:
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Class ID
F-225 Parent T-shirt 11/17/20-
Cost Varies
Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 4. $10 Late Fee After Nov. 4 if space is available.