Welcome to the 2012-2013 Verona Junior wrestling season. If you have not registered already, please do so as soon as possible. The form is attached and you can drop it in the “wrestling” mailbox in the lobby of the Verona Community Center. You can also bring the form/payment to the first practice. There is a late fee after Nov. 30th. We also have to order apparel for the wrestlers and we need a head/size count. Please put your child’s size on the form. Sizes are Youth- Medium and Large. Adult- Small, Medium, & Large.
Now that fall sports are complete or close to being completed I wanted to give you our practice schedule for next week.
All practices will be held in the gym at the F N Brown School on Grove Ave. Please enter at the left side door.
- Monday- 11/26- 7:00 – 8:30- Practice for experienced wrestlers only (those who have wrestled for at least 2 years) and who are in the 4th to 8th grade.
- Tuesday (11/27) and Thursday (11/29) – 6:00- 7:15- Practice for new and inexperienced wrestlers (less than 2 years experience). All new wrestlers regardless of your age should attend this practice. We will slowly bring up the older kids as they learn the basics.
- Tuesday & Thursday (11/27 & 11/29) – 7:15- 8:45- Practice for all experienced wrestlers.
This will be our normal practice routine every week for now. We may add another day during the year when schools are closed or we experience bad weather.
For all new wrestlers, you will need wrestling shoes and a wrestling headgear. You can find these items at sporting goods shops including Sports Authority and Dick’s. You can also purchase them online. If wrestlers have “like new” shoes that no longer fit, they can donate them to the program for another child to use if you want. Please email me the sizes of the shoes and I will send out an email to let the parents know.
Your child should bring their wrestling shoes to practice and change into them once they get to the gym. We want to keep the mats as clean as possible.
If you can’t get the shoes and headgear before the first few practice, your child can practice in his socks.
Your child should wear shorts or sweatpants and a tighter fitting t-shirt.
You child should arrive at least 15 minutes early to practice to give them time to chance into their gear as the coaches wanted to start at 6:00 sharp.
The coaches would like to have a short meeting after the first practice on Tuesday for all parents who are new to the sport. We can meet in the cafeteria room adjacent to the gym. You will be able to meet the coaches and ask any questions you may have.
In the meantime, please respond back if you have any questions or if you are not sure what practice your child should attend.
You will be receiving several emails from me as we prepare for the season. If you want to be taken off the email list, please let me know.
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving
Verona Jr. Wrestling