If you have questions about Jr Patriots Wrestling, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked wrestling questions. We hope you’re able to find the answers to your question.
If you need further assistance please Contact Us and we’ll be glad to help.
Jr Patriots Wrestling Team
Please bring these things with you:
- A copy of your child’s birth certificate.
- A uniform deposit check (will be refunded upon uniform return.)
- A separate check for club fees (see cost question below)
If you have done any research into St Louis Wrestling Clubs, you’ll see that most other clubs cost far more than ours, and then you still have to pay for each of the tournament entrance fees, which will end up costing another $200 or so on top of the club fees.
With the Jr Patriots Wrestling Club the signup fee is far less than other clubs and includes the tournament fees, AAU card, as well as a Jr Patriots Wrestling Club t-shirt!
Practices & Equipment
(head-gear, knee pads, and mouth-guard are optional)
Try not to wear wrestling shoes outside, and also, if at all possible, try not to wear gym shoes on the wrestling mat.
Please do not wear clothing with Zippers, Buttons, or Snaps to practice.
Please do not wear singlets to practice. Singlets are for matches only.
We know that kids often outgrow their clothes and sports equipment while the equipment is still perfectly usable. This is why The Jr Patriots have a wrestling equipment recycling program, where families can donate old wrestling shoes, headgear, and knee-pads to the club, and the Jr Patriots donate all of that equipment to other young wrestlers who need it.
We often have a couple bags full of different size wrestling shoes that we will distribute throughout the first few practices of the wrestling season to kids who don’t have wrestling shoes.
The Jr. Patriots wrestle in many tournaments each season, so we do not expect everyone to attend every tournament that we attend as a team. Some kids do go to all of them, and some others do not go to any tournaments at all. We do want everyone to at least try wrestling in a real tournament, but it is not required.
If you did sign up for a tournament, you definitely do need to do your best to show up!
If you can not avoid missing a tournament that you signed up for, you should contact a coach as soon as possible to let us know that you will not be there.
*** The Jr. Patriots pay $15-20 per wrestler to attend these tournaments, so if you do not show up, the club loses that money. Also, when you do not show up, the people you were supposed to wrestle will miss out on their chance to wrestle as well, which makes our whole club look bad.
So, if you sign up, you need to show up. (or contact a coach if you definitely can’t make it)
Lacrosse, Football, Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Track and Field/Cross Country, Swimming, and Basketball are all more dangerous sports than Wrestling.
Fingernails – Wrestler’s fingernails need to be cut pretty short to keep teammates and opponents from being scratched while practicing or wrestling live matches. Fingernails can not extend past the end of the finger.
Open Cuts – Open cuts or scrapes or wounds need to be covered before attending practice or tournaments. This is very important, and wrestlers with uncovered open wounds will not be allowed to participate until the wound is properly dressed.
Ringworm – Ringworm is a temporary, but contagious fungus infection, commonly found in schools, day-care centers, and infant nurseries, that can affect the scalp, body, or the feet. The name comes from the characteristic red ring that can appear on an infected person’s skin. To combat ringworm, the wrestling mats are sanitized regularly, and anyone who has ringworm must have the infected area securely covered in order to participate.
If your wrestler has a communicable skin disease you may need to be examined by a Physician and have the Physician fill out a Skin Condition Report, in order to be allowed to wrestle.
|Rank 1||Finished 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at State|
|Rank 2||Finished 4th, 5th, or 6th at State|
|Rank 3||Three years experience or less|
|Rank 4||First year wrestlers only|