2019-2020 Season starts Monday Nov 25th

Fitchburg Wrestling and the Fitchburg Youth Wrestling Program

This site contains news and information about the areas amateur wrestling organizations. It is primarily targetted at the youth programs for boys and girls, pre kindergarten through 8th grade. Information for High School wrestling will also be listed as it becomes available and we will try to have annoucements for the area's college wrestling programs. It's a great feeling for the coaches to see a new parent scream something like, 'Wrap the leg,Post the arm,turk,Turk,TURK,watch your hips, Stay back- CROSSFACE!, Slide the other leg over and in - double leg wrap, PIN!'

The Fitchburg Youth Wrestling Program (FYWP) is purely a volunteer program, it is not funded by any of the schools. The entry costs cover the costs of renting the gym and a tee-shirt, everyone else is a volunteer. Parent's are encouraged to help. Even if you don't know anything about the sport, parent's can be trained just like the kid's, and there are unlimited resources on the web if you want to study up on it.

Any BODY can Wrestle

Wrestling is the most accessible sport, it's probably the only sport where anyone,small, tall, big, or disabled can do it. Some of my most vivid memories of the sport have been watching kid's with disabilities accel, such as watching a kid with no eyes get a takedown in 1/2 second into the match and another with with no leg's shoot a double leg takedown.

Wrestling is an individual sport, sure there are team events, dual's and team scoring at tournments, but at the root it's one against one. There is no one to blame if things don't happen the way you want them to and you get out exactly what you put into it.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (www.nfhs.org) "Wrestling is the sixth-most popular sport for boys at the high school level with 259,688 participants, according to the 2007-08 NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey. In addition, there were an additional 5,527 girls nationwide who participated in wrestling in 2007-08."

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2020 practices will begin Mon. Nov. 30 at a temporary facility in Fitchburg MA. We are making alot of adjustments to reduce our risk of exposure to covid. We will have multiple smaller classes per evening. Practices will be ~10 kids per class, temperature checks before each class, wrestlers should have a consistent partner. Parents must wear masks when they are in the facility. It is upto the parents discretion if they want there kids to wear masks during practice. At some point it maybe required that kids wear masks during practice

Registration closes Wed. Nov 25 Register HERE

Depending our numbers, Practices will be Mon,Tues,Wed, Thurs. Younger kids will be 5:30-6:30 and older kids 6:30-7:30+. We may add more classes as early as 4:00pm and we may also have some Sat. Morning practices. We can also accomodate HS age kids if there is enough interest.

There will be NO drop-in's at practice, you must be registered member to participate. Attendance will be taken at each practice for contact tracing.

Because we need to rent a private facility, costs will be $120 for the first kid and $100 for each aditional child in the family. You may need to buy a USA wrestling card to participate in some events, we will not be covering the expense of these for kids this year.

Registration is online only, after registration is complete, we will send out an email with class times based on your kids size and experience