To register in person: 809 Greensprings Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209
Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade
Program Fees: Homewood Resident Fee: $50 Non-Resident: $100
Practice Times (Practices begin Monday, November 4, 2013)
1st-3rd Grade Practices: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:00p.m.-7:15p.m.
4th-5th Grade Practices: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:15p.m.-8:30p.m.
6th Grade Practices: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 3:15p.m.-5:00p.m.
All practices are in the wrestling room at HMS
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. Lead up and follow up games will be used to enhance these sessions. 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.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer to help serve as Coaches and Team Moms for each team . If you can help please contact Alissa Thurmond or see Coach D at the first practice.
Devarious Thomas, Head Coach, 205-948-7891
Johnathan Gooden, Assistant Coach, 678-469-5785
Matt Allison, Assistant Coach
For additional information contact:
Alissa Thurmond at 332-6715 (or) Alissa.email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What ages is the Homewood Parks and Recreation wrestling open to?
A. All children grades K-6.
Q. What is the cost to join Homewood Parks and Recreation 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.
Q. What equipment will I need to buy?
A. Wrestling shoes. Recommend head gear and mouth piece.
Q. When are the matches?
A. On Saturdays.
Q. Is anyone cut from the team?
Q. Will my child have to wrestle bigger kids?
A. No, wrestlers are matched by weight, age and experience.
Q. Are the costs of tournaments covered?
A. No. Entry fees are $12 per tournament and State Tournament is $15.
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.