Last Updated: August 7, 2017
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Vipers Orange Crush - Off-Season Wrestling
**Updated 8/2/17 - Summer schedule for Off Season Wrestling
Practices at Crazy 88 on Tuesdays are no longer running during the month of August.
Practices will resume on 9/6 at Hammond HS and 9/7 at Oakland Mills HS
Orange crush meets at Hammond HS and OMHS from March to June and then September to Late October. The summer months at Crazy 88 are a bonus when we get the space. This year it will be at Crazy 88 1 day a week during the months of June-July.
Wrestling In-Season starts in November and runs through February.
Registration is open.
WE WILL UPDATE PRACTICE LOCATIONS, DAYS, AND TIMES ON THE WEBSITE AND SEND OUT AN EMAIL ONCE CONFIRMED. (THEY ARE NOT CONFIRMED FOR THIS YEAR AS WE ARE WAITING ON COACHES AVAILABILITY AND PERMITS FROM SCHOOLS) I LISTED TENTATIVE SITES BELOW, SO DURING REGISTRATION YOU CAN SIMPLY NOTE PREFERENCES.
DURING REGISTERING YOUR CHILD FOR WRESTLING YOU WILL BE ASKED THE QUESTIONS BELOW SO PLEASE BE PREPARED
Rec Wrestling Question for Team Selection…
Advanced / Travel –
Extra Detailed Information on each level of wrestling – From experienced Coaches
CLINIC TO REC
The clinic program is designed as an introduction to the sport of wrestling. The participants will learn very basic and fundamental moves in a non-competitive environment. One year at a clinic level is sufficient for a wrestler when being introduced to the sport of wrestling. Your wrestler has either already participated at the clinic level already or is at the age where it is recommended he/she move up to the recreation level where they can participate in a semi-competitive environment and gain a better knowledge of the sport of wrestling. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wresters are ready to move up to the next level.
REC TO TRAVEL/ ADVANCED
We would like to take a minute to explain the differences between REC and Travel wrestling within the VIPER program so that we may ensure that your wrestler is competing at the appropriate level. VIPER Rec is by far the best incubator for youth wrestling in the State of Maryland. Rec offers superior coaching and competition for beginning to intermediate wrestlers. Our "travel" program is more geared towards teaching your wrestler the skills to succeed in High School and beyond. The term "travel" is often misunderstood as travel programs in other sports can place a difficult burden on families. We have discussed changing "travel" to just "advanced". We practice 3 nights per week and have tournament and dual meet options on the weekends. We approach competition like a buffet, pick and choose what works for your family's needs. Wrestlers are only required to compete in two separate dual meets over the course of the season to be eligible for the end of year tournament. Most tournaments are within a 45-minute drive. We usually "travel" twice per year, this year likely to Delaware (30 minutes from Salisbury) and either Pennsylvania or Virginia. Again, these are optional tournaments. We do not participate in tournaments that require an overnight stay. Coaches recommend that ANY 7th or 8th grader should be moved to travel, including beginning wrestlers. We've had great success with beginners who have started at travel because of older siblings being part of the program. If your child intends on wrestling in High School, we would like to see them at travel. Further, any wrestler who consistently placed in REC tournaments should consider moving up. All our "ALL-STARS" should be wrestling travel. This is only a recommendation and we leave it to the parent to make the decision when their wresters are ready to move up to the next level.
For more information or details:
Please contact Amy Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-313-4718.
Registering for programs
Please visit our website at www.howardcountymd.gov/RAP and click on ‘Register Now!’. You will need to create an online account which can take up to 24 hours to be approved. Once approved, you will be able to register online for Howard County Recreation & Parks programs.
Or you can call and register over the phone at 410-313-7275.
Interested in coaching youth wrestling? This is an opportunity to get involved and make a difference in your community. Contact Todd DelTufo for questions and details about coaching at 410-961-3942 or email@example.com. You can also contact Amy Patton with Howard County Recreation and Parks, and she will walk you through the steps needed to get certified. Amy can be reached at 410-313-4718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclement Weather Line
Inclement weather line for Howard County Parks and Recs programs (and all HCW events)is 410-313-4451. Call this number if you have questions about practice or a match/tournament being cancelled due to inclement weather.