New to the sport of Wrestling?
Please note, we will also hold a parents meeting at the begining of the year to help introduce new parents to the sport and answer any questions you may have.
Here's is quick crash course and some helpful information to prepare you for the season.
Equipment-Headgear is required at some tournaments. We advise using for practice as well, especially when we "live" wrestle. Shoes: wrestling shoes are not required, but recommended. If nyou decide not to purchase wrestling shoes, you must bring a clean pair of non street shoes or socks to practice in. Shorts and a t-shirt can be worn for practice and tournaments. Singlets can be rented free of charge with a deposit if your child will be competing in tournaments.
Practices-we encourage you to attend as many as possible, but it's a long season, don't worry about attending all of them.
Tournaments-these are optional, but we again encourage you to try a few. As an individual, it a good way to measure how your wrestler is doing and see any improvements. Our coachs will provide a list of 8-10 tournaments that ther Club will be at, so you know your child will have some help. Additionally we enter as a team, points are tracked by place finishers, and awards are given to the top teams at some tournaments.
USA Card-you will need this to compete in tournaments. The cost is $50/yr and you can purchase online by visiting our links menu button above. This is a form of supplemental insurance that works for the individutal competing and the club hosting the tournament. This is a wrestling requirement deemed nessassary by USA wrestling. The Milton Monsters do not have a say in this requirement.
Discipline-We try our best to run organized practices, with the little ones it can be tough. We will work with wrestlers the best we can to keep them focused, learning, and having fun. Wrestlers that are causing a distraction during practice may be asked to sit out, or may lose thier privledge to participate in games at the end of practice.
The sport of wrestling can be very challenging mentally, more than physically. Please attend one of our parent meetings at the begining of the year for more information on the challenges parents and children will experience in this sport.