Bangor Parks & Recreation Department
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Bangor Parks and Recreation will be offering an introduction to youth Folkstyle wrestling for grades K through 5. Athletes will learn the fundamentals of wrestling through instruction, drilling, and one-on-one matches with other athletes of similar age and weight. The goal is to continue to bring this exciting sport to the Bangor area and develop a robust youth wrestling program where kids can compete, practice good sportsmanship, enjoy camaraderie, and have fun. Our volunteer coaches have extensive experience wrestling at the high school and collegiate levels as well as coaching various youth sports.
In an effort to provide opportunities for team development, we also offer additional gear to order.
It is not expected that you order this gear, it is offered as an option. Many wrestlers and their families, especially those that participate in tournaments, like wearing team gear to identify with the team at these events. If your child is a first time wrestler who may like to try a tournament, they can still participate without this gear. The local round robin tournaments welcome first time wrestlers and do not require wrestling shoes, singlets, or even head gear.
Intro - (1 Practice per week) Grades K-2
Fridays starting Feb. 21 / 6:15-7:00 pm
-Grades K-2 wrestlers who want to learn the basics and who benefit from a program of movement with very little time devoted to large group instruction
-The goal of this program is fun, movement, skill building, wrestling fundamentals, exercise through game, etc.
Youth- (2 Practices per week) Grades 1-5
Mondays and Fridays starting the week of February 10th
Mondays - 6:15-7:30pm (No program February 14 & 17)
Fridays - 7:00-8:30 pm
-Focus on wrestling fundamentals through instruction, drilling, and practice with matched partners
-New & experienced wrestlers will be encouraged to attend as a spectator or participate in the competition of at least one of the local Sunday tournaments held in March (extra fees do apply). (tournaments are generally held in: Ellsworth, Bucksport, Skowhegan, Thorndike, and occasionally UMaine)
The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department and the Youth Wrestling Coaches reserve the right to limit participation in this program in regards to the safety of the participant, safety of the other participant and any actions that hinder the goal of this program which is for preparation for youth competitions, and development of the serious athlete.
***FOR THOSE IN GRADES 5-8 AND INTERESTED IN COMPETING IN THE PINE TREE MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING LEAGUE WITH BANGOR AREA WRESTLING
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR THIS LEAGUE
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