Season runs from March 12 to May 9. Practice is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.
Tuesdays: Technique. Learning proven freestyle wrestling techniques. Practice will focus on teaching a maximum of 3 new techniques per session with drill sessions to reinforce proper reactions.
Wednesdays: Strength and Conditioning. Wrestlers will be expected to chart their daily workout progress in approximately 5 different exercises (e.g. push-ups, pull-ups etc. ) . The wrestlers will be tested on these exercises for maximum repetitions and also engage in a number of wrestling related competitions, games and drills to build overall body conditioning.
Thursdays: Live Wrestling and Drilling. Practice will be devoted to drill sessions designed to help each wrestler master the techniques being taught. In addition, a significant amount of time will be devoted to live wrestling to prepare each wrestler for competition.
The freestyle club will be attending approximately two to three tournaments prior to the State championships. The date, time and locations of the tournaments will be announced by the first practice on March 12. The fee for all weekly instruction from March through May is $195. Parents will be responsible for providing wrestling shoes, headgear and a freestyle singlet for their wrestler as well as covering any admission fee to the tournaments (usually around $10). Registration capped at 30 wrestlers.
Freestyle is the form of wrestling most practiced throughout the world and included in the Olympic games. In Freestyle, wrestlers mainly grapple from their feet with points being awarded for takedowns as well as any exposure of your opponent's back to the mat. Virginia holds a Freestyle State Championship for youth in early May. The Force will be practicing twice a week - Tuesdays and Wednesdays - from 6:00 to 7:45 in the Auxiliary Gym at George Mason High School in preparation for the youth state championships.