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Youth Wrestling Program Info Sheet 

LHYSL provides a competitive and fun wrestling experience for 1st to 6th graders.  We teach fundamentals, conditioning, discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork as it pertains to the sport of wrestling.  Hornet wrestling has been a tradition for over 40 years, and we want to continue the tradition to keep Licking Heights well-known in the wrestling community.

The wrestling program typically meets for 14 weeks (Mid-November to Mid-February) with practices during the week and matches/duals on the weekends (times/days of practice to be determined).

The wrestling program is in association and will compete in the Licking County Youth Wrestling League (duals & year end tourney) and the Russ Hellickson Central Ohio Youth Wrestling League (tournaments).

The wrestling program is made up of two grade level groups and an Elite team.  Each group will practice separately.

ü  Beginner Group – Grades 1 – 3

ü  Older Group – Grades 4 - 6

ü  Elite Team – Team members will be by invitation only by the coaches.

·   Wrestling General Information

ü  Practices will be twice a week for all grade levels.  Elite team will practice at a separate time once a week.

ü  All participants must practice with their team on a weekly basis, excluding injury.

ü  Transportation to and from practice, duals, and tournaments is the responsibility of the parents

ü  Wrestlers will wear workout type clothes to practice (t-shirt, shorts, sweats, singlet [not required], wrestling shoes).  Head Gear is encouraged, but not required.  No denim material or anything w/metal exposed.

ü  Beginner group (grade 1-3) will focus on basics of wrestling; introducing the sport to the younger children and  give them a solid background on basic moves and concepts they will use throughout their wrestling careers.

ü  Older group (grade 4-6) will go beyond the basics to more advanced techniques and ideas of match strategy.

ü  All age groups will be introduced to and participate in wrestling conditioning and maintaining health while participating in the sport.

ü  Coaches are all volunteers with support from the LH Middle and High school coaches.

ü  There is a cost for registering each participant. Rates and discounts for multiple participants will be available on the online registration at www.lhysl.org.  Fundraising and volunteering will be required.               

ü  After registration, each participant will receive a Club T-Shirt, Shorts, Singlet, and entrance into the Russ Hellickson League events.

·   Wrestling Match Information

ü  Licking County Youth Wrestling League – Compete in dual meets and events with other county schools.

     *Elite team members participate in the formalized duals, rest of team generally are given a match at the end of dual.

ü  Russ Hellickson Central Ohio Youth Wrestling League – Compete in select tournaments.

     *The Hellickson tournaments are for all wrestling participants (not just Elite team)


               Russ Hellickson tournaments may have some variation of rules.

ü  All duals, meets, and tournaments are competitive.  Elite team participates in the formalized duals

ü  Weight classes are 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125, 138, Hvy.

                *Heavy Weight class has a 215# maximum weight to compete

                *Wrestlers will be weighed at each dual, match, or tournament

                *Wrestlers may wrestle up on weight class

ü  Travel may be required to away duals, meets, and/or tournaments.

The above is informational ONLY. All official rules for duals and management are in accordance to LHYSL rules (governed by LCYWL rules).  Refer to the helpful links on the LHYSL website for official documentation.

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