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2017-2018 Wrestling

Registration Dates:
September 29th thru October 27th; 2017

Online Registration; Click here or on the below image.

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To register in person:
Homewood Community Center Business Office
1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm

Program Eligibility: kindergarten thru 6th Grade

Program Fee:  Homewood Resident Fee: $85   Non-Resident: $170

Season:
October 30, 2017 – February 15, 2018

Practice Days & Times:
Monday & Tuesday – 6:00pm-7:30pm

Practice Location:
Homewood Middle School Wrestling Room

2017-2018 Tournament Schedule
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Homewood Wrestling program is designed to teach and enhance each individual’s techniques and abilities through technique drilling, live drilling situations and learning new moves and skills as well as enhance their physical conditioning.  This is a program that has helped build 5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS at Homewood High School and 35 Individual State Titles!  Through the early development of our wrestlers we have built a strong foundation for future success.

To be the best you have to beat the best!

Coaches will concentrate on wrestling technique, situation wrestling, physical conditioning and mental strategies.  This program is designed to develop the CHAMPION wrestler!  Freestyle and Greco will be introduced.  Traveling and competing is encouraged as it is the next step to each athlete’s development.

For registration questions contact:
Alissa Brock at 332-6715 (or) Alissa.thurmond@homewoodal.org

For wrestling program questions contact:
Eddie Crocker at ecrocker@homewood.k12.al.us

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q.          What ages is Homewood Youth Wrestling open to?

A.          All children grades K – 6th grades

 

Q.          What is the cost to join Youth Wrestling?

A.          Registration fees: Homewood Resident: $85.00     Non-Resident: $170.00

 

Q.            How do I register?

A.            You can register online at www.homewoodparks.com or at the Business Office located at 1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209.

 

Q.          What equipment will I need to buy?

A1.          Wrestling shoes.  Recommended equipment: head gear and mouth piece.
A2.          Homewood Wrestling apparel and player spirit packs will be available for purchase as follows:
Online Wrestling Apparel Store
Store will be open October 23rd-27th & November 6th-10th
* The earlier an order is placed the faster it will arrive.

 

Q.          Will my child have to wrestle bigger kids?

A.          No, wrestlers are matched by weight, age and experience.

 

Q.          Are there a lot of injuries in wrestling?

A.          No, wrestling is an intense physically demanding sport, but the high ratio of officials to competitors (1 for every 2) makes serious injuries extremely rare. The most common injuries are nothing more than bumps, bruises, and bloody noses.

 

Q.          Does wrestling promote aggressive, violent behavior?

A.          Absolutely not. Wrestling promotes sportsmanship, respect, work ethic, achievement and confidence. Most good wrestlers off the mat are quiet, respectful and humble.

 

Q.          Will my child have to lose weight?

A.          No. Weight loss is not encouraged but don’t be surprised if they lose some weight naturally as wrestling is very physical and works all parts of the body. The decision to lose weight is that of the wrestler and their parents, not the coaches. Weight loss by lean wrestlers is discouraged by the coaching staff.

 

Q.          What is expected of a Homewood Parks & Recreation wrestler?

A.          Each wrestler is expected to be at every practice and match on time and work hard. Each wrestler is expected to pay attention and not be disruptive during practice or matches. If your child is continually disruptive they will be asked to leave practice or the match. We only have a few hours a week to practice and quality practice time is crucial.

 

Q.          What are the expectations of parents?

A.          Be supportive and positive. Positive participation is beneficial to everyone. During matches be respectful of all officials, parents, coaches and wrestlers. Do not argue with officials or opposing parents or coaches. Do not speak negatively about team mates or opposing wrestlers. Be classy. Space in the wrestling room is limited so if you choose to watch practice, sit quietly and let your son do his best. If you have other children with you make sure they are quiet and do not disrupt practice.