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Howard County Vipers Crush - Off-Season Wrestling

 Updated 2/19/19 - Schedule for Vipers Crush Off-Season Wrestling

 March through June 2019 Schedule - Registration is OPEN

Description:  Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Crush Off-Season Wrestling.   This program offers an opportunity for beginner and intermediate wrestlers to participate and get ready for next season.  Register for the location that is the most convenient and best fit for your child.  Your child can attend any other location within the same age level and skill level, after registering for one of the programs.   Summer and Fall Off-Season options will be released at a later time. 

 

Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym

Program # RP5952.301

Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Travel, and Highschool

Ages:  8-18

Start:  March 26

End:  June 6

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Head Coach: Brad Howell, Anthony Ahumada

Cost:  $39 

 

Hammond HS – Wrestling Room  

 Program # RP5952.302

 Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Travel, and Highschool

 Ages:  10-18

 Start:  March 25

 End: June 6 

 Days:  Mondays and Thursdays

 Time:  6:30-8:00pm

 Head Coach:  William Yeo, Joseph Killo, Scott Spedden and Jonathan Goodwin

 Cost:  $39

 

Glenelg HS – Wrestling Room

Program # RP5952.303

Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Travel, and Highschool

Ages: 10-18

Start:  March 27

End:  June 5

Day:  Wednesdays

Time:  6-8pm

Head Coach:  Tony Conti, Jason Mackey

Cost:  $39

 

Mt Hebron - Wrestling Room

Program # RP5952.304

Level:  Experienced Rec, moving into Travel, and High school (Fast paced wrestling room)

Ages:  10-18

Start:  March 25

End:  June 3

Days: Mondays

Time:  6:00-7:30pm

Head Coach: Brian Leitzel, Joe Killo

Cost:  $39


Howard HS – Wrestling Room

Program # RP5952.311

Level:  Rec Level Wrestling

Ages: 8-12

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Start date:  March 26

End Date:  June 4

Day: Tuesdays 

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Head Coach: Adam Eldridge, John Povolac, Sam Storrer

Cost:  $39


Howard HS – Wrestling Room  

Program # RP5952.312

Level:  Clinic and Rec Level Wrestling

Ages: 4-10

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Start date:  March 25

End Date:  June 3

Day: Mondays 

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Head Coach: Will Filbert, Mike Hoppe, Brad Michaels, Sam Storrer

Minimum = 10

Maximum = 40

Cost:  $39

 

River Hill HS – Wrestling Room  

Program # RP5952.313

Level:  Clinic and Rec Level Wrestling

Ages: 4-10

Time: 6-7:30pm

Start date:  March 28

End Date:  June 6

Day: Thursdays 

Time: 6-7:30pm

Head Coach: Matthew Levine, Chris Walczak, Ankit Joshi

Cost:  $39


For more information or details:

Please contact Amy Patton at apatton@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-4718.  

 SIBLING DISCOUNT:  Must call and register (410-313-7275) and ask for this discount

2nd child = $10

 3rd child - $20

 4th child and more = $30

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.

 

 

 


Coaches Needed

Interested in coaching youth wrestling? This is an opportunity to get involved and make a difference in your community.  No matter what capacity you would like to help, we need coaches at all levels.  If you want to step foot on a mat, you must have a coaches badge which is obtained by going through our coaches registry process.  These steps are free and can be done online, but they take a little time.  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 apatton@howardcountymd.gov.


 

Wrestling In-Season starts in November and runs through February. 

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 7, 2019

RP5950.601 4-8 yrs Clinic $85 Nov 11-Feb 15

RP5950.611 6-13 yrs Recreational $165 Nov 11-Feb 15

RP5950.621 7-16 yrs Advanced $190 Nov 1-Mar 15

 

 Below is the 2018-2019 Information.  2019-2020 Information will be finalized in early October 2019.

Division Coach Status Name Location Practice Nights
Clinic Head Chris Walczak / Mathew Levine River Hill HS Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
Clinic Head Will Filbert Long Reach HS Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Clinic Head Sam Storrer Howard HS Mondays 6-7pm
Clinic Head Ryan Gruver Glenelg HS Wednesdays 6-7pm
         
Rec Head Taurin Rowe  Atholton HS T & Th
Rec Head Troy Scogland Glenelg HS T & Th
Rec Head Ryan Murphy Hammond HS  T & Th
Rec Head Adam Eldridge/ Len Pettiford Howard HS - FULL M & W
Rec Head Nathan Piechocki Long Reach HS T & Th
Rec Head Rodney Baxter Marriotts Ridge HS M & W
Rec Head Jim Hulbert/ Joe Killo Mt. Hebron M & W
Rec Head Anthony Ahumada Oakland Mills HS M & W
Rec Head Matt Barnes, Ben Sheppard River Hill HS M & W
Rec Head TBD  - We need a coach Wilde Lake HS M & W
         
Travel Co-Head  Brian Lietzel Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Co-Head  Kurt Tamai Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Co-Head  Bobby Farace Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Brad Howell Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Tony Conti Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Mark Saylor Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Victor Frazier Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Larry Bury Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Jason Smith Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Asst. Jason Conley Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Team Parent Fran Cowell Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  
Travel Team Parent Myron Cowell Glenelg HS/ Columbia Academy / OMHS Mon /  Wed /  Fri  

 

DURING REGISTERING YOUR CHILD FOR WRESTLING YOU WILL BE ASKED THE QUESTIONS BELOW SO PLEASE BE PREPARED

  • Clinic, Rec, Travel Questions…

  1. Apparel Size:  Shirt Size, Short Size  (Sizes tend to run a little small)
  2. Estimated Weight, height and experience:  Please list
  3. Volunteer Coach:  Are you interested in being a volunteer coach?  Yes/No
  4. If yes please list full name, phone number, email address

Rec Wrestling Question for Team Selection…

  1. Tentative Practice Locations First Preference:
  2. Tentative Practice Locations Second Preference:

 

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH LEVEL OF WRESTLING

Clinic -  

    • 4 to 8 year olds
    • Beginner, non- competitive
    • Practice one night a week
    • Basic Skills, fun and games
    • 1 to 2 events and a match at the end of the year
    • Season runs from - Nov 11-Feb 15
    • Practice Locations 2018-2019 Season: Long Reach HS (Mondays 6:30-7:30pm), Howard HS (Mondays 6-7pm), River Hill HS (Thursdays 6:30- 7:30pm), Glenelg HS (Wednesdays 6-7pm)
    • Detailed explanation on each level of wrestling is below
  •  

Recreational –

    • 6 to 15 year olds
    • Beginner and Intermediate, semi-competitive
    • Practice 2 nights a week
    • 6 to 8 teams – geographically
    • Feed into area high schools
    • Coaches meet once a week to determine fair match-ups
    • Season runs from - Nov 11-Feb 15
    • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays
    • Rec practices are usually an hour to an hour and a half and are held between these times: 5:30-8:00p
    • Detailed explanation on each level of wrestling is below

Advanced –

    • 7 to 16 year olds
    • Advanced, competitive
    • Practice 3 nights week: M, W, F

    • Practice locations are Mondays at Glenelg HS, Wednesdays at Columbia Academy, and Fridays at Oakland Mills HS

    • Half the events are team events (dual meets or dual meet tournaments) and half the events are individual tournaments.

    • Traveling out of state is optional and very rare, if any options are out of state they are to PA, DE, VA

    •  Meets/ tournaments are optional and held on Saturdays or Sundays

    • Season Runs from November 1-March 15

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 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 apatton@howardcountymd.gov 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.

 


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.

Gary Author Community Center at Glenwood inclement weather line is 410-313-4452. If event is at Glenwood Community Center, call this number to make sure gym is open. We can't wrestle if the facility is closed.