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Match day notes:
LWC focuses on matches as an extension of practice. This year we will be pairing all kids up at the beginning of the session thus tardiness may eliminate the wrestlers’ matches. We match kids based on age/weight and try to match kids with similar skill levels when possible. Of course, the number of wrestlers in or near the age/weight of your child enables such match-ups to be easier/more difficult. Again, the main objective is to have your child realize what a great sport wrestling is and have the desire to continue.
How a match works:
Wrestling is a dynamic sport where two opponents use skill, strength, quickness and guts to control and defeat their opponent. Wrestlers must be skilled in offensive and defensive moves to be successful. Each wrestler must be fit enough to last three periods in one match, and sometimes last for three or more matches in the same meet. Each wrestler has to have a coach at their match for guidance and safety.
Matches begin with both wrestlers standing facing each other (neutral position). After one period of wrestling, the referee tosses a coin to determine how the wrestlers will begin the next period. The coin toss winner may choose top, bottom, neutral or defer to his opponent.
A referee scores matches. His responsibility is to ensure compliance with the rules of safety and sportsmanship. Both are equally weighted in wrestling. The referee starts and stops all action with a whistle. As each wrestler gains or loses control, or scores points from near falls, pins, or other combinations of moves, the referee will signal which wrestler has earned points by holding up the points on the hand color-coded for the wrestler gaining the points.
There are three periods in a match. Bantam/Midget/Junior have 1 minute periods. Intermediate/Senior matches are 1.5 minute periods. A timer tracks the time for each period and signals to the referee when the period is over. Scorers watch the referee and record points accordingly. They also keep track of who has choice of position and who started in what position.
Take down 2 points
Reverse 2 points
Escape 1 point
Exposing the back 2 points
Near fall (5 seconds) 3 points
Pin End of match
Technical fall (>15-point lead in match) End of match
Our youth season runs from November through the end of February. Competitions begin in January on Sundays and run through February. We offer a Spring Session as well. We are currently looking into what competitions will look like.
Parent/Wrestling Information sessions and registrations are the first two practice nights.
Practice starts on Monday November 28th, 2022 at 6:00pm. Practice will end at 8:00pm.
Practice is only conducted when school is in session – thus – no school, no practice.
Practices are held in the Louisa County Middle School back gym.
Wrestling shoes are highly recommended. No street shoes/sneakers are allowed on the mats so child will wrestle in socks (club usually has some used shoes, but not many)
Nylon shorts of some type are recommended – no buckles, etc.
head gear is optional although recommended.
Club has singlets (uniforms) for matches.
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