We are a small organization with a approximately 50 - 60 wrestlers, therefore, everyone must contribute to ensure a successful and fun filled season for our children.
There will be a volunteer/singlet deposit in the form of a $100 undated check to be returned if the family volunteers for the minimum amount of time required and the singlet is returned at the end of the season intact.
Volunteer time may include, concession help, table help at home matches, and there are various other activities requiring volunteers. All families will be required to participate in the volunteer program. There will be a volunteer schedule made out prior to our first HOME meet.
In addition to the normal registration fee of $185 (all inclusive) you will be required to purchase wrestling shoes ($30) from a sporting goods store of your choice. For those kids 5th grade and under, we highly recommend the Velcro type wrestling shoes as the laces are sometimes difficult to handle for the younger kids. Headgear is pre-purchased by the team for those that need one – cost is $30 and one size fits all. We will provide a wrestling singlet as stated above for use in our matches, and a Hawks T-shirt that the wrestler can keep.
Your wrestling fee is “all inclusive” (no other fees required for season including tournaments that we enter as a team or the banquet at the end of the season). Most tournaments are held in the month of December in preparation of the regular season start in early January. There will be tournaments for all including beginner and experienced. Participation in pre-season tournaments is not required, but highly recommended to get the kids accustomed to wrestling a match or to just “knock the rust off”. There are additional tournaments during the season as well including the Maryland State Youth Championships (MSWA)and Mid-Maryland Wrestling Championships (MMWL).
We hold a parents only meeting in early November before practices begin at the Urbana High School cafeteria to welcome you, introduce you to the coaching staff, explain the volunteer program, share our wrestling philosophy and provide any other information that you may require.
The Hawks wrestle in the Mid-Maryland Wrestling League (MMWL). The MMWL is a very competitive recreational league consisting of approximately 500 wrestlers from 13 teams all within 25 miles of Frederick.
Meets for the MMWL start the first or second weekend in January, and most (if not all) meets are on Sundays. The MMWL meets last between 4-6 hours. Home matches require setting up and taking down of mats and equipment, table help, concession help, and clean up, and away matches require travel time plus the 3 to 4 hours of wrestling time. All wrestlers will wrestle a minimum of 2 matches and as many as 4-5 matches. The season concludes in mid-March with a league championship tournaments for both leagues.