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Eastview Community Youth Wrestling Opportunities

The Eastview Wrestling Community offers many opportunities for kids of various ages to wrestle throughout the year.

Click on the tab of the program that you are interested in to find out more information on that program as it becomes available! Some links take you to the previous year's information. You can use that to give you an idea of what to expect for each program. It is usually updated about a month before that program begins.

Click on the following link to see a list of all programs offered with general information and contact information.

Wrestling Questions can be directed to EVAA Wrestling Program Director Travis Lee.  Contact information is in the 2017-2018 Youth Wrestling Programs .pdf below.

EVAA Session 1 Wrestling Season (Inhouse)

The EVAA wrestling Pre-K - 5th grade inhouse program has three age groups that both practice twice a week for about an hour in November and December.

The Tiny Tots (Pre-K (4+ years old) & K & possibly some 1st graders) will practice together, usually on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

The Mighty Mat Rats (1st grade & 2nd grade & possibly some beginner 3rd graders) will practice together, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

The Gutsy Grapplers (the remaining 3rd - 5th graders) will practice and compete as a group, usually on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Depending on ability and size constraints, as well as family schedule limitations, wrestlers may move up or down a group to make for the best experience for them.  Please contact the program director if you think that a level change is best for your wrestler.

This program is appropriate to all levels of athletes focusing on both beginner and intermediate techniques. One day a week focuses on learning wrestling techniques and the other will generally have technique and a team or individual competition. 

Every practice teaches athletic skills that can transfer into any sport!

Wrestlers can register for Both Session 1 (Nov-Dec) AND Session 2 (Jan-Feb) and save $20.

All practices are scheduled to be in the Eastview High School Wrestling Room!

Pre-K through 8th Grade Youth Wrestling Tournament

This year's Pre-K - 8th Grade Wrestling Tournament will be Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.

We had over 425 wrestlers in 2015 and finished the last match before 2:20pm!

K-3rd Grade EVAA Session 2

The K-3rd Session 1 season can be extended into January and February with our K-3rd EVAA Session 2 program. This program will be focusing on fundamental wrestling skills.  (Third grade wrestlers that aren't planning on wrestling in tournaments may practice with this group if the parents and coaches feel that it will be a good fit for them.)

Those that are ready for open tournaments and outside competitions may join the 3rd-8th wrestlers and coaches at nearby tournaments!

Wrestlers of all abilities are welcome to join this program.  This program will review all of the fundamental wrestling skills that were taught in the Session 1 Wrestling program and extend to some intermediate wrestling skills. 

Pre-K Wrestlers that were in Session 1 are allowed to continue into Session 2.  Pre-K parents are encouraged to help their wrestlers during practice.

Every practice will teach athletic skills that will transfer into any sport!

 

3rd-6th Grade Session 2 (Traveling Wrestling)

This Traveling Wrestling program is for 3rd-6th grade wrestlers who want to extend their Session 1 wrestling seasons into January and February and compete with other programs.

The 3rd-6th grade group will raise the bar a bit in general athletic training techniques.  It will also review some of the basic techniques from Session 1 and introduces more intermediate and some advanced wrestling techniques.

Wrestlers who are proficient in our fundamental moves (single leg takedown, double leg takedown, Hi-C takedown, half nelson and defense to the half, our crossface turn series, and stand ups) are welcome to join this program and practice. 

These practices are designed for wrestlers that are ready for competition.  There will be opportunities to compete and receive coaching in nearby tournaments.  Session 2 wrestlers may choose to compete in state qualifying tournaments as well.

Eastview 6th-8th Grade Session 2 (Traveling Wrestling)

This Traveling Wrestling program is for 6th-8th grade wrestlers who want to extend their Middle School wrestling seasons into January and February and compete with other programs.

New in 2016, the 6th-8th grade group raised the bar a bit in general athletic training techniques.  They will be strength training and practicing on Mondays and Thursdays with the 9th Grade wrestling team at Eastview High School.  Practices will generally run from 3:45 (or as soon as they can get to EV and ready for practice) until 5:30.

It will also review some of the basic techniques taught in the Middle School season and introduces more intermediate and some advanced wrestling techniques.  All middle school wrestlers are welcome to join this program and practice.  There will be opportunities to compete and receive coaching in nearby tournaments.  Session 2 wrestlers may choose to compete in state qualifying tournaments as well.

Thunderbolts Freestyle Wrestling Program

This Eastview Community freestyle and Greco-Roman club works closely with the Eastview and EVAA wrestling programs along with other local wrestling programs. It teaches kids the Olympic styles of wrestling from which our high school style was derived. There is more emphasis on positioning and scoring which nicely complements the other wrestling programs. This program is open to 1st-12th grade wrestlers with experience and is great for kids who want more competition in a slightly different context or for kids who just want to refine their skills. It runs in March and April.

The 2016 Thunderbolts Freestyle Wrestling Tournament hosted at Eastview High School will be held on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. Check out the MN/USA Wrestling or Guillotine websites for more details.

Parent/Family volunteers are needed for the Thunderbolts Wrestling Tournament.  If you are unable to provide volunteer time, you may buy out for $25 but your time is much more valuable than that in terms of running a quality tournament.  Please consider volunteering.

Eastview Youth Summer Wrestling Camp

This half day camp is for kids entering 1st-9th grade (or entering K that were in our youth program last year) who want to have fun, develop their general athletic skills, and get in a little wrestling. Wrestling techniques are taught at all levels to accommodate all levels of abilities. The Eastview Coaches and Wrestlers staff the camp and give the kids a fun four day wrestling experience. The camp is scheduled for July 25th - 28th, 2016.

FREE Pre-K - 5th Wrestling Clinic

The preseason free clinic and showcase is a 3 day low intensity taste of wrestling. It focuses on basic to intermediate wrestling and general athletic skills applicable to any child in K - 5th grade who is interested in trying wrestling. It is also great for kids who want to get a jump on their EVAA Wrestling season. Due to support from the Eastview Wrestling Program, it is free to all kids in ISD 196. The first two dates will vary between 10/23 and 10/26 based on elementary school location and gym availability.  The 3rd date is the Wrestling Showcase Event at Eastview High School on October 30th, 2017.

***NOTE*** The first two days will be in small groups in each of the five elementary schools that are in the Eastview High School attendance area. The final Wrestlemania Showcase day will be at Eastview High School!  Wrestlers are encouraged to attend all three days.

Below is a universal flyer that applies to all schools.  Each school will also get a school specific flyer in their Friday Folders.  Pre-K kids can pick the elementary school that they expect to attend or may ask for a suggested practice site to help balance numbers.  Parent assistance is needed for Pre-K kids that register.

News

EVHS Summer Camps

05/21/2013, 4:16am CDT
By EVHS Coaches

There are many opportunities for kids in grades 1 through 12 to learn from our high school coaches!

The Boys and Girls EVHS basketball camp registration process is now handled by the ISD 196 Communication Education site.

Click here to get you to all the registration options for EVHS this summer.