Husky Youth

Wrestling

EAU CLAIRE NORTH YOUTH WRESTLING PROGRAM

Wrestling is a foundation sport that instills confidence, teaches self-defense, helps you improve in other sports, teaches toughness, has kids compete against opponents of similar size and experience, and is fun! The sport of wrestling is the ultimate competition where two individuals take their individual strengths and match them up against one another. It is a battle of technique, speed, agility, flexibility, strength, wits, and toughness and once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy!

HUSKY YOUTH WRESTLING PROGRAMS

Pre/K-Kindergarten Youth Wrestling Program

The sole focus of wrestling in this group is learning! Our program utilizes a FUN and fundamentals format and uses games, structured play, and skill development of fundamental motor skills and movement patterns to teach wrestling and the character values of Respect and Responsibility. The Husky Youth program does not believe in a competitive focus for this age group. At this age, kids should be focused on learning wrestling, improving their motor skills, getting stronger, and having fun! During the season, practices are on Mondays from 5:30-6:15. Competition/local tournaments are not encouraged for wrestlers in this age group.

1st and 2nd Grade Youth Wrestling Program

The sole focus of wrestling in this group is learning! Our program utilizes a FUN and fundamentals format and uses games, structured play, and skill development of fundamental motor skills and movement patterns to teach wrestling and the character values of Respect and Responsibility. The Husky Youth program does not believe in a competitive focus for this age group. At this age, kids should be focused on learning wrestling, improving their motor skills, getting stronger, and having fun! During the season, practices are on Thursdays from 5:30-6:15. Competition/local tournaments are not encouraged for wrestlers in this age group.

3-5th Grade Youth Wrestling Program

Athletes are broken up into two groups at this level based on experience.

3 primary focuses for less experienced athletes

Body Awareness/Tumbling

Isometric and Plyometric Strength

Wrestling Specific Skill Development/Refinement

In the more experienced group, emphasis is on fine-tuning techniques and this group utilizes more live wrestling. Athletes are encouraged to compete in at least one event but the athlete’s total number of matches during the season should never exceed the number of practices attended. This age group practices twice a week for an hour on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15.

Middle School Wrestling: Students in Grades 6-8

Student-athletes in middle school will participate on the Delong or Northstar Middle School wrestling team (register through the school district). 6th-8th grade wrestlers are welcome to attend any of the youth practices at any level.

20-21 YOUTH WRESTLING POSTPONED TO SPRING

Due to the current practice restrictions on our school youth wrestling programs and the rise in positive cases in our community, our coaching staff has made the difficult decision to cancel youth wrestling for the winter season. Our coaching staff has had to consider the impact we have on our community and schools. This decision was not taken lightly, and we are hopeful that we will be able to offer wrestling opportunities for youth and middle school students this spring and summer!

Wrestling is For: ALL boys and girls in Grades Pre-K to 8th

-Skill Levels: Beginners to advanced!

-No prior experience necessary

Registration

$10 (includes t-shirt, practices and FREE entry into Husky youth wrestling tournament)

*If there is a financial problem, please contact us ASAP. *There are funds available to help alleviate costs.

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An opportunity for EVERYONE:

-to EXERCISE,

-have FUN, and

-LEARN the fundamentals of WRESTLING!

Location: EAU CLAIRE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Wrestling Room 1801 Piedmont Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Contact: Jake Rebhan-Head Varsity Wrestling Coach at Eau Claire North High School; E-mail: jrebhan@ecasd.us Phone: 715-852-6750

Why Wrestle?

Anyone can do it!

Everyone gets to participate

Builds Confidence

Incredible Conditioning

Build Strength

Great for other sports

*Especially Football

Fun!

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