Knights Wrestling Club readies itself for upcoming season
by Michelle Parks
President, Knights Wrestling Club
It’s October already, which means there are Knights wrestlers of all ages on the move. Knights Wrestling Club (KWC) has opened its doors for its first-ever online registration, which will run from now until Thursday, Oct. 31.
KWC is a feeder program designed for wrestlers who are ages 5-14, and it has been passing down knowledge of the sport for over 25 years. We work with multiple age groupings, as well as skill level. With practice times that are off-kilter, we allow both groups usage of the Kaneland High School wrestling room.
For our 8-and-under wrestlers, we focus on learning the basics while making the practice period fun. With games and repetition, we emphasize what they need to know to begin to participate in tournaments as they feel ready. We generally attempt to pick two rookie tournaments a year, which showcases wrestlers with one or two years of experience.
For our older divisions, while we do cover the basics, we strive to begin teaching them more complex moves and defensive strategies. Pairing partners with similar skill abilities, we condition and train them for competition.
Middle school wrestlers are always welcomed into the room, and are greatly encouraged to attend our program at a discounted rate after the completion of middle school’s season in December. We offer growth in their “off” season, as well as build on what they learned in the HMS wrestling room.
Your registration fee will cover everything for the wrestling season, from tournament selection to usage of our unique headgear and shoe-lending bin. We do have hardship grants available. Wrestling season will begin on Monday, Nov. 11, and run through February. To take advantage of our easier sign up, or learn more about KWC, check out our website, www.kanelandknightswrestlingclub.com/.
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