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Second Season Wrestling

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To register in person:
809 Greensprings Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:30pm
(Site of former Jefferson County Satellite Courthouse)

Program Elgibility: 2nd – 11th Grades
(Younger participants allowed with staff’s permission)

Program Fee:  Homewood Resident Fee: $50    Non-Resident: $100

Practice Days & Times (Practices begin Monday, March 10, 2014)
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 5:30pm-7:15pm

Practice Location:
All practices are in the wrestling room at Homewood High School

Homewood Youth 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.

This year’s Second Season program will offer 3 days of training so that each wrestler can come all 3 days or the best days that fit his spring schedule.  A minimum of 2 days is expected to learn and stay up with the teaching.

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 Thurmond 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 are Second Season Wrestling open to?

A.          All children grades 2nd – 11th; younger participants will be accepted with coaching staff’s permission.


Q.          What is the cost to join Second Season Wrestling?

A.          Registration fees: Homewood Resident: $50.00     Non-Resident: $100.00


Q.            How do I register?

A.            You can register online at www.homewoodparks.com or at the Temporary Business Office located at 809 Greensprings Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209. (Former site of Jefferson County Satellite Courthouse)


Q.          What equipment will I need to buy?

A.          Wrestling shoes.  Recommend head gear and mouth piece.


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 son 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 and Recreation youth 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.