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Welcome to VYI Wrestling!

Vienna Firebirds

2017-2018 Firebirds Wrestling Season

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN AND WE HAVE SPOTS AVAILABLE!

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

  • ​1st Practice: Wednesday November 1st, Madison High School 7-8:30PM
  • ​Enter through Door#10 (back of the high school near the tennis courts)
  • ​Practice will start with a brief introduction for new parents and an opportunity to meet the coaches.
  • ​Come prepared to wrestle!  See practice information below.
  • ​Regular schedule: M/W/H 7-8:30PM at Madison High School.  Additional practices may be held at Oakton High School (TBD).  Practice schedule may also shift to 6:30 depending on Madison varsity schedule.
  • ​Tournaments are held on Sundays at regional high schools.

 

​Practice Preparation and Equipment

  • ​Wrestling is physically intense.  Come prepared to work hard.
  • ​Horseplay is not tolerated.  Listen to your coach and pay attention.
  • ​Regular schedule: M/W/H 7-8:30PM Madison High School.  Additional practices may be held at Oakton High School (TBD).  Practice schedule may also shift to 6:30 depending on Madison varsity schedule.
  • ​Bring water!  We do not like kids leaving the room if at all possible.  Also, no gatorade or sugary drinks in the room.
  • Headgear required starting November 8th.  We will have a limited number of headgear available for purchase ($25).
  • ​If you have braces you must wear a mouthpiece, hair must be short or wrapped, practice clothing should not be loose fitting, fingernails must be kept short, and you can not practice if you have any skin infections. 
  • ​Street shoes can NEVER be worn on mats, and wrestling shoes must NEVER be worn outside.

 

 

Our Vienna Firebirds club has become the preeminent program in the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation (NVWF), producing dozens of regional champions and high school varsity wrestlers.  In 2017-2018 we’re going to build on this success and take the program to the next level. 

 

Our goal is to teach and encourage a love for the sport of wrestling - the oldest sport in the world. Wrestling teaches a mental and physical discipline unlike any other sport and establishes character traits and skills that are applicable to all aspects of life and which extend well beyond the years spent on the wrestling mat.

 

Season Update

We have an initial cadre of coaches but we are always looking for more help, especially if you have experience with the sport either as a Coach or as a Wrestler yourself.  Also, we are definitely in need of a team Mom or three.

  • Registration will initially be opened to 60 kids, 2nd grade and older.  Depending on the number of coaches we can recruit we may expand registration.
  • Tournaments are on Sundays at regional high schools.  The tournament schedule (subject to change) is December 3rd and 10th, January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, and February 4th and 11th.  There will be a two day end-of-season regional tournament on February 24th and 25th.

 

We’re excited about the upcoming season, and hope that you will join us.  If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact VYI Wrestling Commissioner: Bob Allen: ballen@chainbridgetech.com

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