There have been a number of frustrating starts and stops as we’ve worked through finding quality space to run the program in the midst of continued COVID uncertainty. We are hopeful that at some point in the season, we’ll be able to access the Gideon Wrestling room but we’re not there yet. In the meantime, it’s important to get the boys back on the mat.
We’re going to start the season by partnering with KT Kids Wrestling. KT Kidz, is a 20-year-old wrestling program located in Rocky Hill. The program is headed by Jude Knapp (the ‘K’ in KT), a Glastonbury resident and head coach of the South Windsor High School wrestling team. The last 2 coaches of the GHS Wrestling team are graduates of the KT program as are a number of past GYW wrestlers. Jude and his staff have years of experience coaching kids at all levels, have produced a number of championship wrestlers and more importantly a lot of kids who love the sport. This is a high-quality program and our boys will get better for being a part of it.
With Jude’s flexibility, the use of some surplus funds and a private donation to the program, we’re able to offer the program at a cost of $175 per wrestler for the season. Those who have been part of the program for many years will recognize that this is in line with the cost of the program in years past.
Practice will begin the Monday after Thanksgiving (11/29) at the KT Kidz HQ in Rocky Hill. We’ll practice on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm and the program will run through the winter.
Days and Times:
What to Wear:
Comfortable work out attire (shorts, t-shirt and sneakers)
**Please do not wear your wrestling shoes into the building, be prepared to change into them**
Registration Dues (2021): Cash or Check (Payable to): Glastonbury Youth Wrestling or GYW)
*$175 per wrestler
USA Wrestling Dues (2020):
**DUE TO COVID-19 WRESTLERS WILL NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH USA WRESTLING FOR 2020-2021 SEASON**
*Each wrestler must be registered separately through the USA wrestling website by their parent or legal guardian at www.usawmembership.com.
*Add "Glastonbury Youth Wrestling" as your Club Affiliation so your child is connected.
*USA membership for 1 year is $43 (you do not need to pay extra for having it laminated,
however please print out your copy and bring to practice).
*This registration is required for any tournaments in the upcoming season and also provides insurance protection for the club and your wrestler.
Club Specific Registration:
1. Code of Conduct (COC) forms need to be handed in at the first practice.
2. Registration form needs to be submitted prior to the first practice.
3. Singlet forms will be completed as needed.
*Coaches - we are always looking for volunteers who are willing to offer their skills
and work with the kids (club pays for coaches card and “SafeSport” training) - No wrestling experience required just enthusiasm. Please call or email Director Ethan Reid through the "Contact Us" page if you are interested.
*There are many other areas to help out, such as; taking photos during practices or
competitions, helping with the banquet, and helping kids check in when they arrive. Please use the "Contact Us" page if you are interested or email Leah Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. And, recruit your friends!!
Glastonbury Youth Wrestling