Although, we know it is not always possible, we ask that wrestlers are ready to wrestle right at the start of practice. This means water bottle is full, use the bathroom prior to practice and have shoes on and headgear accessible prior to the start of practice.
The coaching staff works on a practice plan prior to the season so that our practices are organized and educational.
Practice is typically broken down by age and/or skill set.
The younger and less experienced wrestlers (Age groups Tots and Bantams and 1st year wrestlers) typically practice from 6 to 7 pm 3 days a week. The older and more experienced wrestlers (Age groups: Intermediate, Novice an Seniors) typically practice from 7 to 8:30 3 to 4 days a week.
The coaching staff may make recommendations for a wrestler to change practice sessions based on skill and/or ability to catch on.
Practices will include conditioning, skill building, drills, skill assessment, live wrestling and sometimes a little dodgeball.
Parents are allowed in the wrestling room during the first couple of weeks of practice. After that time period, the coaches prefer that parents do not stay in the room during practice. Over the years, we've learned that wrestlers stay more focused if parents and siblings are not in the room.
Many parents, especially the Tot and Bantam parents, will sit in the hallway during the practice. The school asks that if you chose to do this, and siblings are present, that the siblings are not left to run through the school hallways.