Welcome the the Hopewell Valley Junior Bulldogs
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We are a K-8 youth wrestling program for kids of all experience level. We have competition for all wrestlers of any age, skill or weight. It is never too late or too early to think about joining wrestling.
No prior experience needed! Just get on the mat!
We start practice for the 2022-2023 season on November 8th
Our goals are to teach the depth and fundamentals of the sport of wrestling to any athlete of any age and level of experience and have opportunities available for all levels to compete and to grow in the sport. Our coaches will instill discipline and focus in all athletes. They will help wrestlers develop technique, strength, confidence, and respect.
Our program runs off of passion and love for the sport of wrestling, and we will give every kid an opportunity to learn and to grow in the sport.
We expect that every wrestler that steps on the mat will try their best, have fun and understand that their success will only be as good as their preparation.
Location: Hopewell Valley Central High School Wrestling Room
Days: Tuesday and Thursday Nights
First Practice: 11/8/22
K-2nd Practice Times: 6-7pm
3rd-5th Practice Times: 7-8:30pm
Middle School Practice Times: 7-8:30pm (Practices are optional during Timberlane Wrestling Season)
Equipment: Wrestling shoes & wrestling headgear (used equipment can be provided upon request). Singlets will be provided.
Rec K – 8: Competes January-February
Open to all skill levels. Wrestlers compete on weekends at local schools and at the Newtown Athletic Center. Individual matches determined by age, weight, and skill level. Wrestlers provide wrestling shoes and headgear. Weekly matches will be on Saturdays or Sundays starting in January which run about 2 to 3 hours. Your child will wrestle about 2 or 3 matches in this time span. Your child could also wrestle 4 or more depending on his weight class. There is a League Tournament in February, which is open to all wrestlers.
Varsity & JV Travel K – 6: Competes December-February
For intermediate and advanced wrestlers. Wrestlers compete as a team with dual matches (see below) in the Central Jersey Youth Wrestling League. These matches will be within an hour drive. The final Tournament is in February with medals awarded for the top 6 wrestlers in each weight class and trophies for the top 3 teams. This provides an opportunity for TMS 6th Graders to get additional matches throughout the season.
Middle School Travel: Competes December-February
For middle school wrestlers that seek higher level competition. Practices are optional during TMS Wrestling season. Wrestlers compete as a team in weekly quad/tri meets in the NJ Grade School Wrestling League, usually on Saturdays. Matches will usually be within an hour drive, some teams are in Northern NJ and may exceed that. There is a Tournament in February with medals for the top 8 wrestlers in each weight class.This provides an opportunity for TMS wrestlers to get additional matches throughout the season.
For financial assistance or other inquiries, please reach out to [email protected]