SCVAA Wrestling Information

This program is designed for K-6 graders and emphasizes fun, fitness, and the fundamentals of wrestling. While learning basic wrestling skills, students will participate in drills and games which will improve balance, coordination, strength, and agility. Most children enjoy wrestling, so why not let them learn the sport in a safe, structured environment?

Practice: Tuedays and Thursdays

Times: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Fee: $75

Season: Nov. 10, 2016 - Mar. TBD,  2017

Dates: See Schedule Page for Exact Dates/Changes

Changing the way wrestling is learned!

Family Involvement

  • Becoming part of the family is a distinctive of Wrestling Communities
                          • At the same time we are teaching the wrestler, SCVAA Wrestling will be teaching the family about the sport as well.
                          • Family will be invited and encouraged to join the fun
                                • During practices – there will be many opportunities for family members          to help the wrestler learn their skills and moves
                                • At home – family members will be given skills to help the wrestler practice     what they are being taught in the wrestling room
                                • During tournaments – family members will be invited and encouraged to        join the wrestler at mat side where they can assist in coaching the                    wrestler and / or cheering them on.
                          • The Stillwater Wrestling Community – family members will be introduced to the Stillwater Wrestling Booster club officers and invited to social events where they can begin new relationships built on the shared unique dynamics experienced during the course of wrestling which no other sport offers

Who is a wrestler's Family?

                    • To be successful in wrestling, the wrestler needs the involvement and support of                his/her entire family
                          • The wrestler's extended family is made up of his/her siblings, parents, and other      adults who care about his/her wellbeing
                          • In Stillwater, the wrestler will also receive "family" involvement and support              from the following;
                              • The Wrestling Coaches at all levels of Stillwater Wrestling
                              • Teammates and other wrestlers in the other levels of Stillwater Wrestling
                              • The parents of other wrestlers
                              • The Stillwater Wrestling Booster Club

SCVAA Wrestling is redefining the "basics"

                    • Traditionally, the "basics" of wrestling were loosely defined and heavily dependent on        how the present coach learned to werstle.
                    • From the very first practice of the season, the majority of the time was focused on              learning wrestling “moves” such as; the “Single leg takedown”, or the “Standup”, or the      “Cross-face cradle”.
                    • As the wrestler progressed in their ability to do these “moves”, which is often slowly           using this method, additional “moves” were added to their tool box.
                    • For beginners, the word "basic" was associated with how to perform the fundamental        elements of the "moves".
                    • What’s more, no time was usually given to help the wrestler or their family learn how a     wrestling match is conducted or scored.  They were usually left on their own to learn         over time, as they watched actual completion.  Unknowingly, without receiving some          instruction in this area is one of the reasons why families leave wrestling before their        wrestler has an opportunity to succeed in it.

Wrestling "Basics" for beginners - The Stillwater Way

                    • A misperception of beginners to the sport is that wrestling is just a matter of grabbing       your opponent and throwing them down to the mat and pouncing on them.  Nothing       could be farther from the truth and it doesn’t take long for beginners to become                  frustrated using this approach.
                    • There are three areas that a beginning wrestler needs to learn in order to have fun            and success in the sport.
                          • Basic Skills
                                • Before we begin teaching wrestling “moves”, from the very start there are     foundational “skills” that need to be learned and perfected throughout a       wrestler’s career. 
                                • SCVAA Wrestling will focus on 6 basic skills; Position, Motion, Changing           Levels, Penetration, Lift, and Finishing
                          • Basic Wrestling Moves
                                • In reference to “moves”, SCVAA Wrestling is redefining basics from                   “learning how to perform the fundamental elements of wrestling moves”,     to “a limited list of wrestling moves that, when learned, will enable the           wrestler to have fun and succeed in the sport at all levels of competition.”     (See Appendix A for the list of basic moves)
                                • Scoring
                                • Strategy