Welcome to SYA Wrestling – Home of the “Matdogs”!
The SYA youth wrestling program is designed to teach youth (males & females) grades K-8 “Folkstyle” wrestling, the form of wrestling used in High School and College.
SYA offers a beginner’s wrestling program, as well as the opportunity to transition to more advanced wrestling. The goal is to give wrestlers a solid foundation in wrestling, and instill the values of good sportsmanship and character.
Wrestlers compete individually in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF). Federation wrestlers compete with members of other local youth wrestling clubs, and are grouped by age, weight and experience level. Emphasis is placed on fun, safety, physical fitness and the development of proper wrestling techniques. No weight loss is required or encouraged. We have kids at all different ages, sizes, and levels of experience.
Matdogs wanting to take another step into competitive wrestling can enter “open” tournaments. Coaches will identify and travel to different areas of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for tournaments that can be more challenging and offer different experiences.
Wrestling offers many opportunities to learn lessons about life. It can be physically and mentally demanding. Your weaknesses will be exposed and strengths revealed. There is a famous quote from former Olympic champion Dan Gable “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” We support the complete development of the kids and help them learn balance both on and off the mat. We will praise your child’s success and help them learn from their failures. Wrestlers will learn about hard work and discipline. They will become mentally as well as physically stronger, and develop a self confidence that they will use throughout life.
Practice takes place at Westfield High School, weeknights beginning in November. Weekly competitions begin in mid-December and continue through the first week of March. More details will be posted as they become available.
NVWF Dates and Locations
12/11/16 Osbourn HS
12/18/16 Manassas Park HS
01/08/17 Annandale HS
01/15/17 Westfield HS
01/22/17 Woodgrove HS
01/29/17 Kettle Run HS
02/05/17 Fauquier HS
02/12/17 Battlefield HS
02/25/17 Lake Braddock (Bantam/ Midget/Seniors)
02/26/17 Lake Braddock (Junior/ Intermediates)
Save the Date
02/19/17 Patriot Pummel (George Mason University)
Practices Tues and Thurs 6:30 – 8:00 PM Westfield HS
For the start of the season starting Nov 15th the plan is to have practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00PM at Westfield High School in the wrestling room. Please note that depending on the number of registrations and the size of the wrestling room, we may need to adjust practice times and days by breaking up in groups.
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