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Overview

OUR MISSION is to provide the area youth an opportunity to learn the sport of wrestling and participate in organized events, while increasing the interest in the sport throughout Effingham County and surrounding areas.

WHO:

  • Open to all youth grades K – 8

MEMBER BENEFITS:

  • Approximately 3 months of wrestling for all skill levels
    • Regular season begins Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 and ends on January 31st, 2020
    • Option to practice through February to prepare for AAU & USA state tournaments (additional fees may apply).
  • 2 practices per week
    • 6:30 PM – 8 PM for ages 8 & up (may be as late as 8:30)
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM for ages 5 - 7 (may be as late as 8)
  • Local meets in Savannah-area and surrounding counties (area clubs include Savannah Christian, Islands, Richmond Hill, Camden, Brunswick, and Toombs)
  • Optional statewide events available through AAU and USA Wrestling

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • $75 registration fee (includes club t-shirt)
  • Valid AAU Wrestling membership required to register ($14)
  • Headgear (mandatory)
  • Wrestling shoes (mandatory)
  • Knee pads (optional)
  • USA membership card $37 (optional; only required if your child participates in USA wrestling events)
  • Facebook account
    • All parents are encouraged to have an active Facebook account and join the Effingham County Wrestling Club group (Not the page)
  • SportsEngine App (download the app and find our team)
    • We utilize this for communicating, scheduling, etc.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Our philosophy is to teach the youth wrestlers the fundamentals of the sport and to hone those skills to prepare them for middle school and high school wrestling.
  • We enjoy seeing our wrestlers achieve success on and off the mat, but winning at this age is not our primary focus, development is! Our goal is not to churn out youth state champions.
  • Our coaches are volunteers. Like you, they have families and personal commitments outside of wrestling. They are dedicated to the scheduled practice days and any team-affiliated events. However, they are not required to attend events that are not team-affiliated. If you desire to take your child to these events, we encourage parents to obtain the appropriate coach's card (AAU or USA).