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Sep, 2018

FAQ

The following FAQ’s will address the many questions about Upper Perk YOUTH wrestling.

Who is the youth head coach?

Todd Brunner - [email protected] 

When is registration?

Online registration will start approximately the first week in September. Walk in registrations will also be held during the parent meeting held the first week in November. Check the website frequently for updated dates.

What is the right age for my son/daughter to start wrestling start?

Practice only is available for age 4, but 5 (kindergarten) is the recommended age for matches. Many wrestlers start at age 5-6, but some start later. For league matches, wrestlers are paired by age, weight, and experience so a new wrestler at age 10-12 will be paired against similar competition. Our league also allows middle school wrestlers (up to 8th grade) participate in Saturday matches.

When does the season start/end?

Wrestling season typically begins the first week in November. Matches start the end of December to the beginning of January. The season typically finishes the end of February, beginning of March. When/where are practices? Practices are staggered based on age and experience. They are held at the Upper Perk High School. Typically first year wrestlers will practice from 6:00-7:15 on Monday and Thursday. More experienced wrestlers will practice from 7:15-8:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Occasionally a Friday practice will occur. Official groupings and practice dates will be assigned by the first week in November.

When and where are competitions held?

Our league (ICWL) has matches starting either the end of December or beginning of January (schedule TBD). Typically Upper Perk hosts one home match and the other 5-6 are away matches. The goal is to keep driving distances no more than 30-45 minutes. On a rare occasion a match will be 60-75 minutes away. Matches are held on Saturdays. The start time is determined by the event host, but they usually start at 8:00am or 12:00pm. Matches usually run 3-4 hours.

Where can my wrestler get more mat time / experience?

Before/after the season, the youth head coach holds a practice Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00pm at the high school for all Upper Perk wrestlers. There are other programs like Berserker Wrestling and Aresenal who offer training and summer camps. You can also independently register your wrestler for tournaments during the year (that do not conflict with team events) by visiting pywrestling.com. We also attempt to have practices and matches with other clubs during the season.

Who will my child wrestle?

During practice, wrestlers are split-up based on weight and experience. For league matches, wrestlers are paired by age, weight, and experience. For tournaments, wrestlers are paired by age and weight. Typically, wrestlers will have 2-5 matches on a Saturday. This will depend on the size of other teams, venue availability, and wrestler’s ability.

My daughter wants to wrestle. Is she eligible?

Even though boys are the majority of the team, girls are encouraged to wrestle. Upper Perk had a girl wrestling on the youth team for many years. Girls will wrestle with the same pairing criteria as boys and gender will not be a factor.


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