Algonquin wrestling offering youth clinics and Open Mat Night

Above: Algonquin wrestlers on the mat (contributed photo)

Do your kids want to learn more about wrestling? Consider attending an informational “open mat night” offered by the Algonquin wrestling team next week, and then sign up for their 19-session youth clinic which starts on December 1. Here’s more information.

Algonquin Wrestling is sponsoring a youth wrestling clinic for kids in Grades 5-8 in the wrestling room at Algonquin High School. The sessions will be run by several youth coaches under the direction of Algonquin’s new head wrestling coach Brian Kramer. The 19-session clinic starts on Dec. 1 and goes until Feb. 16 and costs only $125; no experience is necessary and the only equipment required is shorts and a t-shirt, wrestling shoes are optional.

Develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence through high energy, fun-filled sessions where your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques. As a part of the Algonquin Youth Wrestling team (which is a member of the Massachusetts Youth Wrestling Association), you’ll have the option to attend tournaments and jamborees, plus dual meets in conjunction with the Algonquin Varsity Wrestling team meets. These optional events run weekdays and weekends throughout the season. Get some real time wrestling experience in a fun, low-key wrestling environment.

For more information on the clinic and to access the registration form go to There will also be an informational “open mat night” on Nov. 16, 7-8pm in the wrestling room at Algonquin. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

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eileen cozzolino
10 years ago

I can’t believe it’s been a year since my sons decided to try wrestling! It’s been an amazing learning experience for all of us. Drew (now in 7th) signed up for the Youth program while his older brother, Joe (now in 10th) earned a spot on Algonquin’s varsity team. Neither one of them had ever tried this sport before….and now they are hooked! We have so many great youth programs in town….football, soccer, lax…and this is one more ‘feeder’ program that a kid can try to see if it is something they would like to pursue. We tried to convince Joe to try these clinics in 8th grade with no luck….it was the varsity squad that convinced him once he was at ARHS….he had a good freshman year…but a few months worth of clinics would have helped him even more!

The families and the kids that have been involved in both of these programs are an added benefit to joining. The new coaching staff is excited about this coming season and the programs will benefit from their recent college experiences. I encourage any family in the area to stop by Wednesday night and meet the coaches, the families and the kids involved in the Youth program….try something new!! Feel free to contact me as well… with any other questions too!

10 years ago

i agree Eileen it is a great program my sons best high school memories all stem from the ARHS wrestling team.not only has he made lots of great friends all across the state wrestling. but we parants have made some great friends along the way also.

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