8 Core Focuses for Beginner Wrestlers

(1) Agility and Athleticism

(2) Basic Wrestling position and skills

(3) Double Leg Takedown

(4) Single Leg Takedown

(5) Sprawl Defense

(6) Top Breakdowns

(7) Half

(8) Stand-up

PREP Beginner Training

PREP training focuses on 8 core techniques in wrestling needed to be a successful beginner wrestler. PREP is also designed to introduce and practice body awareness through agility and technique drills. Sessions are developed with introducing solid wrestling technique through fun drills, skills, and games!

8 Core Techniques:  (1) Stance/Motion/Set-ups (2) Double Leg Takedown (3) Sprawl Defense(4) Single Leg Takedown (5)Stand-up (6) Breakdowns, (7) half (8) Athleticism (Agilities) 

PREP Session Dates

Fall Session:  September 11th – October 30th (Fall Session Online Registration Link)

Winter Session #1:  November 6th – December 18th (Winter Session 1 Online Registration Link)

NOTE: No practice on November 1st (All PREP practices start on Nov. 6th)
No practice on Wed., Nov. 22 or Mon., Dec. 25th (On those weeks only, registered wrestlers can attend the other night of that week in order to get their practice in for the week)

Winter Session #2:  January 8th – February 26th (Winter Session 2 Online Registration Link)

Spring Session:  March 5th – April 30th (Spring Session Online Registration Link)

Days and Times

Fall Session:  Monday 5:30-6:30 pm

Winter Session #1: Monday 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm

Winter Session #2:  Monday 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm

Spring Session:  Monday 5:30-6:30 pm

Cost of PREP Sessions

$75 + Tax per session for 1 day per week

$125 + Tax per session for 2 days per week – (Only available during Winter Sessions 1 & 2)

$10 Member Drop-In, $15 Non-Member Drop-In


Wrestlers must complete the Prodigy Online Membership Agreement beginning August 1st for each season.  Forms stay on file through July 31st of the following year.

Wrestlers must have a parent/guardian signed Waiver and Release of Liability Form on file at prodigy.  Starting August 1st, 2017, Waivers will be kept on file permanently and will NOT need to be renewed each year.


Important Practice Information:

*Classes are 55 minutes long.

*Prep Training is not based on ages but on ability level.  Coaches will evaluate students in classes and suggest where the wrestler should be placed upon observing him for the first time.  

*Emphasis will be placed on body awareness (tumbling and agility), basic wrestling skills (stance, motion, penetration step),  beginner wrestling technique (doubles, sprawls, stand-ups, and turns) and basic strength training/conditioning (push-ups, sit-ups) in a fun atmosphere to introduce the basic techniques needed in the sport of wrestling

*Wrestlers will learn how to work with a partner correctly in order to learn moves and drill them repetitively.   

*Live Wrestling situations and games will be used to introduce beginner wrestlers to the sport of wrestling.