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Neshaminy Youth Wrestling



We're just about two weeks away from the start of the season - it's very exciting!  The first practice for Advanced wrestlers is Wednesday, November 2nd; Novice and Intermediate wrestler start Thursday, November 3rd.

Our practice schedule this year will be as follows:
Novice Practices - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Intermediate Practices - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Advanced Practices - Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

The practice(s) your child should attend is determined primarily as follows:

 - New wrestlers with no experience, 10yo or younger
 - Wrestlers with up to 2 years of experience who are 8yo or younger

 - New wrestlers with no experience who are 11yo or older
 - Wrestlers who are 7yo or older who have 3 years or more of experience, who have also placed in some open tournaments or multiple novice tournaments

 - Middle School wrestlers
 - Any wrestlers who regularly place in open tournaments or PJW/MAWA qualifiers

Please note that wrestlers may be moved from one practice to another (say, from Novice to Intermediate or vice versa) based on Coaches or Club approval.  Our goal is to ensure that wrestlers participate in practices that best meet their needs and skill level.  If you have any questions about the practice schedule please email (tpokalsky@ssrs.com) or call (215-690-5627) and we'll help you in any way we can.
  • Homework is most important and comes first. Wrestlers should complete their homework before they attend practice.
  • If your child is sick please keep them home - same rules as you would for school. This is a contact sport and sickness can be spread easily.
  • Wrestlers should arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of practice to put their shoes on and prepare for practice.
  • Wrestlers should wear close fitting clothing (t-shirt, shorts or sweat pants) for safety and flexibility.
  • Wrestlers should wear wrestling shoes and bring head gear.  If they do not have shoes just yet, wait until you see if we have some shoes available from our shoe drive before buying new ones.  Also, you can wait to get headgear to see if we have some of those as well.  They can go the first practice without shoes or headgear…they’ll just wear their socks.
  • Wrestlers should bring a sports water bottle with their name on it.  The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that individuals exercising at a moderate intensity for less than one hour should consume water. If exercising less than 60 minutes at a high intensity or any intensity for longer than one hour, the preferred fluid is a sports drink enriched with carbohydrates and electrolytes.
  • All practices are CLOSED to anyone but wrestlers, coaches and parent-coaches.  Parents and siblings can wait for their children in the hallways upstairs or downstairs, or in the open areas outside of the gym area upstairs (there are ledges to sit on and do homework, play, etc.). 
  • Note: at no time may children run around the school and/or go into other school areas besides the wrestling room and the halls directly connected to the wrestling area.  The school has no patience for this conduct and will not allow us to continue using the wrestling room if we abuse the facility.
  • For the safety of our wrestlers and to prevent skin diseases, we disinfect the mats before practices start to help avoid skin disorders.  Be sure that you and your wrestler adhere to the following:
  • Be sure your wrestler(s) shower as soon as they get home from practice.
  • Practice clothes must be washed after every practice. Clothes should never be worn a second time to practice without being washed between practices.
  • Only wrestling shoes are to be worn on the mats during practice.
  • Wrestling shoes are not to be worn off the mat. Be sure wrestlers carry their shoes in from the car, put them on when they get to the mat and take them off mat side at the end of practice. They should never be worn outside.
  • Spray wrestling shoes and headgear with a disinfectant spray regularly.
  • Please see a coach if your wrestler develops any skin rashes or problems.
Practices are held at NHS.  Directions to the practice from the entrance to the school can be found here (click on map for larger picture):



Neshaminy is the premier youth recreational wrestling club in the area.  Wrestling is an excellent youth sport, which helps children of all ages:
  • Build self-confidence and character
  • Increase coordination, strength and flexibility
  • Set goals and strive for excellence
  • Develop self-discipline and other positive attributes that last a lifetime

Neshaminy Youth Wrestling Club provides all of this, plus: 

  • Excellent coaches – Our experienced staff includes NHS “Wall of Fame” members, PIAA State Qualifiers and USA Wrestling Bronze Certified coaches.  Whether your child is a 5 year old 1st time wrestler, or an advanced wrestler competing at a very high level, our coaches care about ALL of our wrestlers and will support everyone from practice to meets and tournaments.
  • Opportunities at all levels – Neshaminy provides instruction for both beginner and advanced wrestlers (Pre-k through 8th grade) in one of the largest dedicated wrestling rooms in the area.  Novice wrestlers receive instruction twice a week, while advanced wrestlers have the opportunity to receive top-notch instruction up to three (3) days a week!
  • Access to the Inter County Wrestling League (ICWL), the top wrestling league in the area, with over forty (40) teams from all five Southeastern PA counties plus Wilmington Delaware!
  • Top competition for advanced and middle school wrestlers - We provide the opportunity to participate on dual and elite teams that compete on Regional and National levels.  Throughout the season, our wrestlers have the opportunity to participate in some of the largest tournaments on the East Coast.
  • USA Wrestling Folkstyle Membership - Good for in-state, state level or lower Folkstyle competitions in Pennsylvania.  Wrestlers may upgrade to a Full or High Performance USA Membership at any time at a reduced amount.
No club offers so much for so little!  For only $140, you get five (5) months of premier instruction, seven weeks of league matches followed by an end-of-year tournament, free tournaments, camps and clinics in addition to free admission to all NHS wrestling matches plus a team t-shirt.  Even more, if you bring in $300 in corporate sponsorships – your wrestler participates for free!

Register now online at http://neshaminy-youth-wrestling-club.sportssignup.com/site.  Please note that a $50 Late Fee applies to all registrations received by the club AFTER NOVEMBER 2nd!
Your NWYC Membership Includes Benefits and Opportunities Like No Other Club:
  • Outstanding instruction for five months
  • Seven weeks of ICWL competition, plus additional scrimmages
  • Free registration for top tournaments, including the ICWL Championship Tournament, the PJW Qualifier, the Council Rock Open, the Bensalem Novice Tournament, and others
  • Year-end banquet and Award
  • USA Wrestling Limited Membership
  • Free admission to all Neshaminy HS matches

What is not included in our fee?  Our fully Sublimated NYWC Singlet  ($65 – Singlet purchase is optional. If you plan to order, it MUST be ordered early in November).  Please note we do have limited amounts of older singlets we can loan wrestlers.  Alternatively, you can purchase a plain Red/Blue singlet from Dick's or Sports Authority for about $40.

Information about the practice schedule will be posted soon. 

A Huge Thank-you To Max Askren For The Recent "Alcatraz" Camp!

Max Askren Returned To NYWC With The Super Successful AWA "Alcatraz" Camp

Thank you to Max Askren for another great camp.  And a big thank you to all of the kids from all over the area who joined us for this awesome event!



"The Bonz" does it again!

Wrestling Legend Dale Bonsall brought his magic back to Neshaminy

Thank you to Professor Dale Bonsall for bringing back his highly sought after instruction.  A big thank you also to all of the kids that joined us for this event - it was another great success!


Great coach, great clinic!

The Bonz with some of the boys

Congratulations to all the wrestlers who attended the Abe Intensive camp at Neshaminy!!!

Neshaminy Youth Wrestling Club would like congratulate all of the wrestlers who attended the great and hugely successful Abe Intensive camp.  Way to go boys!


And a special thanks to Sunny Abe, for all of his great instruction and for bringing the Abe Intensive camp to Neshaminy Youth Wrestling Club!

2 X NCAA Champ & USA World Team Member Joseph Kemmerer On Neshaminy Youth Wrestling Club

He's one of America’s best wrestlers, an outstanding coach, and he knows what good wrestling is all about - that's why he loves Neshaminy Youth Wrestling Club.


Register now to see for yourself why wrestling greats like Ken Chertow, Joseph Kemmerer and our very own Head Instructor Ruslan Madjinov believe so much in Neshaminy Youth Club Wrestling!

How do you wrestle?  Why wrestle?

Find a great video about youth wrestling below:

Check out the great website from Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling

Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling has a great website with loads of PA wrestling videos, covering events such as cheeshead invitational (WI), Mount Mat Madness, Escape the Rock, PJW Championships, Mifflinburg FS/GR Qualifier, Hopewell Classic, and many more.  The site also hosts technique videos from some of the top clinicians in the state, like Sanshiro Abe, Russ Hughes, Gino Frank, Bryan Brunk and Andy Vogel.

 Visit the site today at http://www.pawrvideo.com/

Volunteers Are Needed

If you are a parent who wants to help out, but not in a coaching capacity, there are still plenty of opportunities - such as helping set up and tear down the gym for home meets, keeping time and score at matches, running the concession stand, fundraising, or other duties. Please let us know if you can help.

Contact us at:  info@neshaminyyouthwrestling.com

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