Alqonquin Youth Wrestling Clinic is promoting its early bird registration.
The early rate is $100. After that the price goes up to $125. The official deadline is tomorrow, but readers can get an extension if they contact organizers this weekend.
The clinic is for 5th-8th graders will run December 9 through February 26 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Wrestlers will also be given the opportunity to attend optional jamborees, tournaments and dual meets.
Why wrestling? Program coordinators pitch:
Develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self confidence through high energy, fun filled sessions where your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques.
Eileen Cozzolino is coordinating the registrations this year. She has good reason to believe in the program. Her son Drew, pictured above is a clinic alum.
Last year, Drew moved up to Algonquin Wrestling as a freshman. He earned the most wins of any freshman and “rookie of the year”. (Sounds like he had a good foundation.)
To register, contact Eileen by this weekend for the discounted rate. You can email youthwrestlingARHS@gmail.com or 508-808-1228.
For more details and the registration form, click the flyer to enlarge or open this pdf.
Wrestling offers so much more than the pitch given here. The kids learn the direct connection between their hard work and dedication and success. They learn the personal pride of winning along with the coping skills to handle defeat. I know drew to be a very smart well mannered, competitive kid. He has only just begun to realize his successes. I am sure his parents credit much of this to his wrestling career. Getting your kids involved in the youth program is a great way to help insure a successful high school career. My son Dylan is now a college wrestler. He started in his freshman year of high school. He often says he wishes he was able to start sooner. Any kid that is willing to work hard can compete completely. It doesn’t matter how big, small, short or tall they are. As a parent I cant say enough about how impressed I am with the entire wrestling community.