Your home for wrestling in Reston, Herndon, and Great Falls
RHYW is committed to providing a safe environment for quality wrestling education. We are following USA Return to Mat Guidelines, Virginia Wrestling Association, and Virginia and MDWL representative state policies and guidelines. Our policies include distancing, masks, and cleaning/ sanitization protocols.
No experience is necessary. Ability to listen, try, fail and try again is the only experience necessary.
It is up to you and your child.
3rd grade and younger... It is suggested you look at what your wrestler can handle. There will be losses, how well do they bounce back? Are they ready for competition? Are they developing a growth mindset? Are they competitive?
4th grade and up... Yes, it is recommended they try and learn the life lesson of perseverance, growth mindset, self-discipline etc.
At the Middle School years yes. It is important at this level to get that experience so we can develop certain skills and preparation strategies.
Yes! They are a must! Street shoes cannot be used on the wrestling mat.
T-shirts and athletic shorts and wrestling shoes - clothing should be clean every day to aid in keeping skin conditions at a minimum. Tighter fitting shirts is preferred.
It is recommended that one be taken right after practice.
Like any sport, moisture and heat are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungus sitting on the skin. They need to be removed so the risk of skin infections are minimized.
There is risk in any sport or activity. They are minimal with wrestling as there is no high impact moves as contact is constant. Safety with moves is taught and emphasized. Most dangerous moves are illegal and not taught.
If you are willing to put on a pair of wrestling shoes (or wear socks) and help the wrestlers on the mat. Yes, please feel free but it not expected (no experience necessary).
Please note that all RHYW coaches and volunteers who have contact with children are required to submit a background check every two years. Unless a current background check is on file, neither volunteers nor coaches will be assigned a position within the organization. The process only takes a few minutes. Please contact us, RHYouthWrestling@gmail.com, to help navigate the USAWrestling process.
No School = No practice.
Headgear is recommended. Knee pads are very helpful but optional. Some wrestlers also wear mouth guards.