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Founded in 2008, HYAA Wrestling has grown into one of the largest youth programs in Massachusetts.  This program is available to both girls & boys ages Kindergarten- 8th grade. 

Wrestling is split into two divisions: K-1 & 2-8, boys & girls wrestle in the same practice & tournaments.  

The K-1 wrestling division focuses on basic wrestling fundamentals & skills. 

  • Practices are held once per week separately from the 2-8 division.
  • Participation in tournaments and other competitive events is voluntary and left to the discretion of parents, although most tournaments have a division of this age group. If you’re unsure, ask a coach!

Grades 2-8 focuses on the more technical and challenging aspects of the sport. 

  • Practice is held 3 days per week with competition nearly every Sunday throughout the season.  While competing is voluntary, it is encouraged in this age group. 

The seasons begins December 4 and runs through the state championships.  Often held in early February (Date TBD)

Practices are held at Sylvester Elemantary School  Gym.  Recreational Team practices 2 days per week, Competition practices 3 days per week




In order to better serve our wrestlers who wish to compete throughout the season, we have decided to add a Competition Team.  this team will be focused on traveling to & competing in tournaments all over Massachusetts & New England. This change is not to discourage other from competing in tournaments!

Competition Team Requirements:

Offered to 3rd-8th graders only

Must have 2+ Years wrestling experience

Understand and demonstrate the basic rules of wrestling

Must have competed in a minimum of 5 career tournaments & understand the basics on how a tournament operates

One extra practice will be held and attendance is highly recommended!

Recreational registration:

Open to all regardless of experience. 









Information for Parents

Welcome Parents! 

Below please find a few links that may help you understand the sport of wrestling:  

Parent's Guide to Wrestling

Referee Signals Chart

Hanover Wrestling Tournament Checklist

Some Additional Do's and Dont's



Tournament Dates:

Hanover Open Tournament


Starland Sports Complex

645 Washington Street

Hanover,  MA





Additional Details

We will have practice 3 days per week:
Wednesday: Combined Recreational & Competition (all wrestlers practice together)
Thursday: Combined Recreational & Competition (all wrestlers practice together)
Friday: Competition Team only & K-1 (separate times)
We are limiting the Competition team to 20 wrestlers - all competition team wrestlers will have access to all practices.
Recreational will only practice Wednesday & Thursday.




Registration opens October 7th and closes  November 1st.

Cost-K-1: $100, Recreational: $125, Competition: $150





Wrestling Commissioners:
Mike Bolduc – Bolduc.MichaelR@gmail.com

Jamie Karvelis - jamiekarvelis@yahoo.com


Peter Frank (Emeritus)

John Geary (Emeritus)

Jamie Karvelis

Joe Curran

Steve Stepanian


HYAA asks for your cooperation in respecting its eligibility rules (birthdates, grade level). Administrators and coaches make an earnest attempt to create balanced teams within each division and to provide equal opportunities to win and lose. We strongly encourage parents to register children online at: www.hyaa.net, it helps streamline the process and all of your information will be securely stored and accessed for future registrations. You will also receive HYAA's monthly eblast updates on HYAA events. If you register your child during late registration or after registration closes, you will be subject to a $35 late fee and subject to space availability. Parents are encouraged to participate in a positive manor and support their child while not disparaging other children. HYAA-It's More Fun When You Play!