Team Response to COVID-19
Stay safe and up-to-date on the latest information.
Please visit this page often for team updates related to the pandemic.
The health and safety of our student athletes is our top priority. All decisions regarding sports teams will be determined by Arlington Public Schools. Please visit their website for the latest updates.
As of right now we plan on having a regular wrestling season, which runs from November – March. Stay tuned for scheduling and logistial details.
We are currently holding pre-season weight training sessions during the months of September and October.
- Sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Yorktown weight room. Check our calendar to view the ongoing schedule.
- Wrestlers must RSVP using TeamApp. If you or your wrestler have not signed up, please do so as soon as possible. Contact Andrew Adams, Head Coach, for assistance.
- Masks are required throughout the session and at all times inside of the school.
- These sessions are organized and led by the wrestling coaching staff.
- No more than 10 wrestlers are allowed in the gym, due to the school’s COVID protocol.
Most of Wrestling Doesn't Involve Wrestling
Yes you read that correctly. The great Dan Gable said that the seven essentials of wrestling are:
- Neutral wrestling;
- Mat wrestling;
Only two out of Gable’s seven components of wrestling actually involve wrestling. This means 71% of what makes you a great wrestler happens off the mat. Let’s use this time to keep growing and improving so that we are ready when we can compete again. In addition to our virtual and in-person team workouts we enourage our wrestlers to do the following:
- Solo Wrestling Drills: Sstance and motion, stand ups, penetration steps, hip heists, and neck bridges can all be practiced on your own.
- Film Study: Being a student of the sport is critical to becoming a great wrestler. There is always something to learn from watching the best wrestlers, and there are many championship matches to watch online
- Strength Training: Focusing on body weight exercises is the simplest way to gain strength with little to no equipment. Exercises include pull ups; push ups; sit ups; dips; and box jumps.
- Footwork: Having good control over your footwork is imperative to becoming a great wrestler. To improve footwork focus on skipping (not jumping) rope.
- Conditioning: We will not have much time to be in shape by the time the first competition rolls around. We want all of our wrestlers to be able to run 1 mile under 7 minutes.
- Mental Health and Attitude: Working on coping with difficulty and channeling stress is vitual now and also in big match situations. Meditation aps, yoga and deep breathing are good tools. If you are having a difficult time, talk to a coach or parent and ask for extra support. We are here for you.