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
Here are the dates and locations for remainder of the NVWF season.
Jan 7 Hayfield HS
Jan 14 Westfiled HS
Jan 21 Woodgrove HS
Jan 28 Kettle Run HS
Feb 4 Loudoun Valley HS
Feb 11 Battlefield HS
Feb 18 BYE WEEK
Feb 24 Lake Braddock HS Bantam-Midget-Seniors
Feb 25 Lake Braddock HS Junior-Intermediates
New Season, New Practice Room Mats!
SYA Wrestling was proud to help Westfield HS and Westfiled Wrestling purchase new mats for the Wresting Room!
Investing in the future! New practice mats to replace the the 17 year old original mats in the Westfield Wrestling room.
Love that new mat smell!