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2023-2024 Youth Wrestling

Welcome back Panther Wrestlers! For the 2023-2024 season we will be offering 3 different program offerings:
Little Panthers - For students in Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Cost: $75
  • Features: A six week program of high energy practices with a focus on agility, coordination, balance, flexibility, and learning the FUNdamentals of the sport of wrestling through games and activities.
  • Schedule: Practices will be held 1 night per week for approximately 1 hour at USC High School Varsity Wrestling Room and will be lead by Varsity Head Wrestling Coach Dr. Chris Tarr.
  • Due to an overwhelming response, we will be offering TWO sessions this year to best accommodate your families schedule.
  • Session 1 - Begins Thursday, November 9th
  • Session 2 - Begins Monday, January 8th
Novice (Rec) Wrestling Program- For 1st year participants in grades 1 - 6
  • Cost: $100
  • Features: The Youth Wrestling Novice (Rec) Program is a foundational training initiative designed for young athletes aged 6-12 who are new to the sport of wrestling. Dynamic and fun workouts designed for the first year wrestler to gain knowledge and exposure to the sport of wrestling by participating in age appropriate exercises for building strength, agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility. This program focuses on teaching essential techniques, such as takedowns, escapes, pins, and reversals, while also emphasizing the importance of physical conditioning, safety, and character development. Participants not only acquire vital wrestling skills but also learn valuable life lessons like discipline, teamwork, and respect. The program provides a supportive and inclusive environment where young athletes can build a strong foundation in wrestling and develop as well-rounded individuals.
  • Schedule: 1 hour practices will be 2x per week, beginning late November through late February
Advanced (Travel) Wrestling Program - For experienced or competitive minded athletes in grades 1 - 6
  • Cost: $150
  • Features: Designed for returning competitors, the Advanced (Travel) option is tailored for young athletes aged 6-12. This option is ideal for young wrestlers with a strong passion for the sport and provides a challenging and supportive environment where athletes can push their limits and strive for excellence in the sport of wrestling. Athletes participate in challenging sparring sessions in house to hone their abilities to compete in the South Hills Youth Wrestling League.
  • Advanced Skill Development: Athletes in this program will receive intensive coaching to refine and expand upon their wrestling skills, including complex takedowns, escapes, reversals, pinning combinations and advanced grappling techniques.
  • High-Level Conditioning: A focus on advanced physical conditioning, strength training, and agility drills ensures that participants are in peak physical shape to compete at a higher level.
  • Competition Preparation: The program emphasizes intense sparring sessions, simulated match situations, and participation in local, regional and state level tournaments to prepare athletes for competitive success.
  • Mental Toughness: Mental resilience and sports psychology training are integral components, helping athletes develop focus, confidence, and the ability to perform under pressure.
  • Schedule: 1 hour practices will be 2x per week, beginning in late November and running through late February culminating with the South Hills Youth Wrestling League Championships.
BOYS and GIRLS welcome to participate in all programs!
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Novice (Rec) Wrestling - 1st thru 6th Grade

Registration closes on 02/29/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 11/13/2023 to 02/29/2024

Advanced (Travel) Wrestling - 1st thru 6th Grade

Registration closes on 02/29/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 11/13/2023 to 02/29/2024


Upper St. Clair Athletic Association

P.O. Box 12551 
Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania 15241

Email: [email protected]

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