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
***NEW THIS YEAR***
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!
Open to all regardless of experience.
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
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
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION
Mike Bolduc – Bolduc.MichaelR@gmail.com
Jamie Karvelis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Frank (Emeritus)
John Geary (Emeritus)