WILTON -- The Wilton Youth Wrestling Club is set to start its inaugural winter beginning Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Brian McGovern is going to be the head coach, and Greg Morris and Ted Young are assistants.
Practice begins on Tuesday, Nov 16, and will be held at Comstock on Tuesdays 4:30-6 p.m., and Thursdays 6-6:30 p.m.
The cost is expected to be $185 for the whole season and includes a USA Wrestling membership card.
In addition to practices, we anticipate dual meets against other area clubs and participation in tournaments on the weekends.
The club is sanctioned by USA Wrestling, and all the coaches are or will be copper level certified by USA Wrestling's National Coaches Education Program.
In addition, we are coordinating our training and technique closely with the Wilton High School team and hope to be able to have some matches after a high school event in order to let our young wrestlers showcase their skills in front of a larger crowd.
The goals for the program are to introduce the techniques of amateur wrestling, to develop a good level of physical fitness, to build self confidence and character, and to allow for competition with neighboring communities.
Practices will combine instruction, drills, wrestling games, and live wrestling.
The program is open to 3rd - 8th graders.
The only special equipment required is wrestling shoes, though headgear is recommended.
More information: http://wiltonyouthwrestling.wordpress.com/