Tournament Results – December 12th

Nine Nava/Breffle wrestlers entered the Hooch Beginners Tournament and combined for an impressive 22 wins with only six losses. In total, our wrestlers earned two 1st place medals and six 2nd place medals.

Updated Wrestling Gear for Sale

Shoes – Adult Size 7.0 – $10.00

Shoes – Adult Size 5.5 – $10.00

Headgear – Adjustable Large – $5.00

Headgear – Adjustable Small – $5.00

Knee Pads (Pair) – Youth S/M – $5.00

Need Wrestlers for DHS Nava/Breffle Duals

The Dunwoody High School Wrestling program will hold its annual Nava/Breffle Duals Tournament the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 26th). The Nava/Breffle Wrestling Club has been invited to put on an exhibition of its wrestlers during the tournament. Please email me individually ASAP if your wrestler is in town Thanksgiving weekend and he would like to wrestle in a match. I will pair the wrestlers and coach. The approximate time will be noon.

Additional Practice Day Scheduled

Due to the high level of attendance, an additional practice day has been scheduled. Barring any conflict, beginners will practice Tuesday, advanced will practice Wednesday, and a combined practice will be held on Thursday. However, there are a number of schedule exceptions due to conflicts with Dunwoody High School basketball games and wrestling meets. Please check the calendar weekly. Please adhere to the following definition of beginner and advanced:

Beginner – first-year wrestler or second year wrestler with no tournament experience.

Advanced – has wrestled at least one year and has wrestled in at least one beginner or open tournament.

However, for the time being, no beginning or advanced wrestler will be precluded from the other practice.

Calendar Changes

The calendar has been updated to take into account conflicts with Dunwoody High School basketball games and wrestling meets. Weekdays that we do not practice are highlighted in red on the full calendar view (http://www.navabrefflewrestling.com/schedule.html). Days we practice are highlighed yellow. Tournaments are highlighted tan. Finally, practices have been broken up into Beginner, Advanced, and Combined.

Wrestling Shoes Donation Program

Help raise money for Nava/Breffle Wrestling Club. Please donate wrestling shoes that no longer fit your wrestler. In turn, we will offer donated shoes to other wrestlers at a discounted price of $10 per pair. Bring shoes to the next practice and we will advertise available shoe sizes to club members.

Wrestling Season Begins!

On behalf of all the coaches, we are excited to begin a new season of wrestling.  Our club has experienced tremendous growth over the last couple of years and we are working hard to accommodate this growth.  Last year, for example, we had 42 members, almost triple the prior year.  So far, this year’s membership should meet or exceed that number.  Please be patient while we evaluate this year’s roster and put together a program to best teach the sport of wrestling to the unique experience and skill levels we have this year.  Over the season, we will have five coaches helping out, and should conditions warrant, we will add additional practice nights and/or break up practices by experience and skill.
Our number one goal is for your wrestler to enjoy the sport and want to come to practice and compete.  With that said, we do not want you to feel any pressure that your wrestler has to attend each and every practice or sign up for tournaments.  In fact, many of our experienced wrestlers are still finishing up football and will play basketball over the winter as well.  Practices will be structured with a fair amount of conditioning, strength, balance, and agility exercises followed by teaching and drilling moves and live wrestling.  Please help us monitor how your wrestler is responding to these activities by asking how they are doing and providing us feedback.  We want to develop confidence in their ability and in engaging a wrestler of similar age and weight.  While we make every attempt to match up skill, age, and weight, it is not unusual [in practice] to have to wrestle older, heavier kids because of available pairings.  However, wrestling in competition is between two kids of similar weight and age.  We just have to make sure that your wrestler is gaining confidence and is not getting frustrated in practice.
Tomorrow night may be a little bit crazy.  For those of you not familiar with Dunwoody High School, it is under renovation and parking is limited.  In addition, there will be an open house in progress for next year’s high school students.  We practice on the stage adjacent to the gym.  The gym is on the right side (south side) of the school when facing it.  Please enter the school at the gym and proceed to the stage at the back.  If you can get their early to take care of paperwork, please do.  Laura Lynn and I will be there by 5:30 pm.  The basic plan for tomorrow night is to collect paperwork, weight your wrestler, start and end practice on time, and have a brief parents meeting at the end of practice.