Cadillac Wrestling Club

Club President/Coach: Chad Phillips



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The Cadillac Wrestling Club is in NEMWA Division D.

Why wrestle?
Wrestling is a great sport that develops agility, strength, and mental toughness.  Wrestling is a great sport to build a “base” of athleticism for other sports.  Unlike some sports, a player’s size is not a limitation because there are many weight classes.  It’s also a lot of fun!

Wrestlers must either attend CAPS Schools, live in the CAPS district, or get permission from the CWC executive board.

When, where, and how much?
Competitive Season– December 4th to February 23rd.  Ages 7-14 as of December 31st 2018.  Practices are from 6-7:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually in the JR High Cafeteria (enter by the lake).  There is an opportunity to wrestle in 7-8 meets.  Meets are held on Saturdays, usually within an hour drive, and the cost to participate is typically $11 per wrestler.  The club fee is $50 for the first kid and $30 for the second kid and includes the novice and JR High season, if they are old enough and want to participate.  This season is recommended for experienced wrestlers or new wrestlers who are already aggressive and whose areparents willing to travel.

Novice Season
— January 30th to March 16th. Ages 5-14 as of December 31st 2018.  Practices are from 6-7:30. There are 4 weeks of Wednesday only practices followed by 4 weeks of Tuesday and Thursday practices.  Practices will usually be held in the JR High Cafeteria (enter by the lake). There is an opportunity to wrestling in Saturday meets at Benzie Central, Manton, and Pine River. The cost to participate is usually $5-10 per wrestler. The Club fee is $30.   This season is recommended for wrestlers who want to learn the basics before trying a longer and more competitive season.

JR High Club–
January 21st to March 16th. Grades 6-8.  Practices will be held in the Jr High/High School and the location will vary by day.  Practice time will be from 3-5 p.m.  There is an opportunity to wrestle in weekday meets, usually in neighboring towns, and three weekend novice meets.  Wrestlers will not pay a fee to participate in weekday meets, but will pay $5-10 for weekend meets.  The club fee is $50.  This season is recommended for all 6-8th grade wrestlers.

Note: Parents must transport and supervise kids at meets for all three seasons.

What does my child need for wrestling?
Wrestlers will need shoes and headgear before the first meet.  These can be bought at sporting goods stores or online. We recommend Cliff Keen Youth Headgear. Older kids may need the adult version of the head gear.  Clean socks can be worn at practice until shoes are obtained.  Wrestlers practice in shorts and a t-shirt.  We will be issuing uniforms for wrestlers to wear in meets.  All wrestlers will get a warm-up shirt to keep.