USA WRESTLING 3 LEVEL APPROACH

Our curriculum is based on the USA Wrestling Core Curriculum 3 level approach, increasing in skills and training based on capability and potential.

  1. Folkstyle Level 1
  2. Folkstyle Level 2
  3. Folkstyle Level 3

Early Years: 5 to 8

  • Focus is on FUN, games, and activities
  • Daily agility, balance and coordination drills
  • Focus on long-term learning over winning
  • Learn wrestling rules and basic techniques
  • Learn respect for opponents, coaches & officials
  • Practice time increases with age and ability

Growing Wrestlers: 9 to 14

  • Expand wrestling specific strategies
  • Learn to focus through a full practice
  • Increase levels of competition
  • Implement complex coordination and movement training
  • Solid technique in every position
  • Self-motivate
  • Speed, strength, endurance, power, and flexibility
  • Well defined competition style
  • Preparation for a higher level of competition and high school

Curriculum

For new and younger wrestlers

  • We will progressively move through core skills applicable to wrestling including: Gymnastics and tumbling, jumping and explosion, agility, foot speed, coordination, core strength, wrestling skill-based movements, along with fun live wrestling exercises. 
  • This will be done in with fun drills and games consistent with USA Wrestling Curriculum for Drills and Games.

For advancing and older wrestlers

  • For advancing wrestlers, we will use the solid foundation of abilities and interest established with our younger wrestlers to increase their skills for competition. 
  • Again, the approach is based on the necessary skills identified in the USA Wrestling Curriculum, including stance, positions, offense, defense, and counter offense. 
  • We are building strong wrestlers that can excel against any competition. 

Folkstyle Level 1 – Beginners

  1. Neutral Position
  2. Neutral Position – Offense
  3. Counter Offense
  4. Referee’s Position
  5. Referee’s Top Position

Folkstyle Level 2 – Intermediate

  1. Neutral Position
  2. Neutral Position – Offense
  3. Counter Offense
  4. Referee’s Position
  5. Referee’s Top Position

Folkstyle Level 3 – Advanced

  1. Neutral Position
  2. Neutral Position – Offense
  3. Counter Offense
  4. Referee’s Bottom Position
  5. Referee’s Top Position