HAWKEN YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB
Hawken School has a long and proud tradition of competitive, scholastic wrestling at the middle and high school levels. We now have that tradition to grades 1-6 through Youth Wrestling. This year is our eighth year for the Hawken Youth Wrestling Club.
The first day of practice will be on Tuesday, November 12. In all training and wrestling, participants will be matched by weight and experience. Participants will learn the basics of wrestling rules, positioning, and technique in all aspects of the sport. We expect to frequently divide instructional groups into novice and advanced.
Practices will be held two times per week (Tuesday, Thursday) from November 12th through mid-February. All Tuesday/Thursday practices will be held from 4:30pm – 6:00pm at the Lyndhurst campus in the wrestling room. Additionally, we will have a handful of Saturday practices which will be communicated once scheduled. Most competitions will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, and while not required, will be highly encouraged. A schedule will be released at a later date.
Cost is $150.00 per wrestler, and includes all practices, meets (some but not all tournaments), and a t-shirt. Headgear and wrestling shoes are required. Singlet uniform will be provided by the club during the season.
We will also be offering the opportunity to purchase additional team gear. Watch for more information.
Advanced registration is requested. We will take registrations anytime, but advanced registration will greatly help in our planning. Registered families will receive a calendar, as well as guidelines for participation.
Hawken Basketball (Winter Season) – Boys and Girls Grades 3-6.
The Hawken Youth Basketball program is offered to Hawken boys and girls in grades 3-6. We will have a 3rd grade boys team, 4th grade boys team, 5th grade boys team, 6th grade boys team, 3rd/4th grade girls team and a 5th/6th grade girls team. The boys teams will participate in the Big Leaf Basketball League and the girls teams will participate in the Eastside Girls Basketball League. Below is some information on practice times.
•The first practice for the boys’ program is mid-October (exact date – TBA), as their league play starts earlier than the girls.
•The first practice for the girls’ program is late November (exact date – TBA), as their league play starts later than the boys.
•Boys teams will practice through January and possibly early February depending on tournaments team(s) may enter.
•Girls teams will practice through mid-February depending on tournaments team(s) may enter.
•All practices will be on the Lyndhurst campus in either Ingalls or Gray gym.
•Most teams will practice twice a week. Practices will either be from 5:00- 6:30 PM or 6:45 – 8:15 PM during the week or 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday mornings.
Boys: All games will be played on Saturday at various locations such as Cleveland Heights, University School and Hawken Gates Mills and/or Lyndhurst Campus. The games will occur between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Girls: Games will be on Saturday at various east side locations such as Cleveland Heights, Orange Middle School and Hawken Lyndhurst Campus. The games will occur between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM