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2017-18 Wrestling Season Info Update

Friday, September 29, 2017

UPDATE:

Club Registration can be done at any practice between 6-7:00 pm.  This will continue until November 24th.  Your wrestler must have a USA card before they can practice.

No Practice on Halloween.

Club Registration will start October 24th and end November 16th. Our first practice will also be October 24th.  Please click on the membership link and register.  This will allow you to receive club emails. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at the high school wrestling room located on the Southwest corner of the gym.  The address is 1901 E. Albany and the gym is located on the Southwest corner of the school. Practice time will be from 6:00- 7:30. Open practice will be extended to 8:00 at a later date.  Registration fee is $100 along with a mandatory fundraiser is $110, which is due at sign up. There is an option to buy out the fundraiser for $100. The Registration fee does not include the required USA card.  This is a $35 cost that is required to practice or compete at tournaments. Club singlets can be ordered at https://goearnit.tuosystems.com/stores/goearnit-brokenarrow. Club singlets must be ordered by October 18th, as they take 4-6 weeks for delivery.  For those needing financial assistance, a fundraiser option is available for you to help pay. The school charges the Club for facility use, which is paid for with the registration and fundraisers collected.   


We will offer Novice, and Open practices. We have six full size mats and two separate rooms at our facility. We have wrestlers and coaches involved in other sports right now. When all the coaches and wrestlers are in the room, we will split the practices up into the appropriate level and may adjust practice times for the more advanced wrestlers. Practice will not go past 8:00 pm.  Practice times during Christmas break and Holidays will vary on room availability. The size of our wrestling room allows us all to practice at the same facility. Novice and Open will practice separately once we have enough wrestlers and coaches in the room.


Wrestling shoes are required on the mat and can be purchased at any local sporting goods store. Street shoes should be worn to practice and change into wrestling shoes inside the room. Wrestling shoes are not to be worn outside! Shorts without a zipper or buttons along with a T-shirt is the recommended attire for practice. Socks and bare feet are not acceptable for practice.      


Our Club will be attending USAWrestling sanctioned tournaments.  They are requiring all wrestlers to have head gear at tournaments.  These can be purchased at a sporting goods store or online.  There is a USA card required for wrestlers.  The cost is $35.00 and included in the registration fee. The card can be used for all styles of wrestling this year, which is from August of 2017- July of 2018.  This can also be used for tournaments attended out of state and Summer wrestling.


Our first tournament is in November. Once that is confirmed a notice will go out and be posted. There will be a tournament available for most to attend every weekend after Thanksgiving. The last tournament is usually the second weekend in February. This is subject to change and once all the information is confirmed it will be posted on the tournament page.


There is a youth wrestling guide available on this site. Please take the time to read it. This will help most understand what to expect, especially if you are new to the sport.   


We also have a Facebook page Broken Arrow Takedown Club.  This is the best place to find the updated information.


If you have any questions or interested in helping coach or volunteering, please send me an email to BAtakedown@gmail.com  or contact me at 918-230-1672.  Facebook messenger is now available and the best option for a quick response.  

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