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Howard County Viper's Orange Crush - Off-Season Wrestling

 **Updated 8/20/18 - Schedule for Off Season Wrestling

Registration is open through 9/7/18

 

SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER SCHEDULE


Marriott’s Ridge HS – Wrestling Room – Open to all ages


  • Start:  Not confirmed yet
  • End:  Not confirmed yet
  • Wednesdays
  • 6-7:30pm
  • Head Coach:  Jason Conley

Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym – Open to all ages


  • Start:  September 6
  • End:  November 1
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 7:00-8:00pm
  • Head Coach – Brad Howell & Bobby Farace

Hammond HS – Wrestling Room – Open to all ages


  • Start:  September 6
  • End: October 29
  • Mondays and Thursdays
  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • Head Coach – Will Yeo


REGISTRATION INFO

  • Minimum age:  6
  • Max age:  18

  • Cost:  $99 from March to October (You will not re-register in September, once you are registered that secures your spot for the entire off-season)

  • Cost:  $49 from Late June to October

  • Sibling Discount:  There is a sibling discount but you must register by phone and tell the registration staff that you are registering for wrestling and need the sibling discount applied.  It is $20 for each additional sibling.

  • Description:  Learn valuable skills and techniques while participating in the Vipers Orange Crush – Off Season Wrestling.   This program offers an opportunity for beginner and intermediate wrestlers to participate and get ready for next season. 

REGISTRATION:  THEY CAN ATTEND ANY LOCATION ONCE THEY REGISTER FOR 1.  Registration information does not change as far as the RP program numbers once this is set up in March.  Locations and information changes in the summer and again in September but registration numbers stay the same. 

Registration Number:  RP5950.701

Tuesdays and Thursdays at Oakland Mills HS – Auxiliary Gym


 Registration Number:  RP5950.702

 Mondays and Thursdays at Hammond HS – Wrestling Room


COACHING – Anyone who wants to coach or interested in stepping on the wrestling mat to assist, must go through certain steps to complete our coaches’ registry.  The process is easy and free.  This process must be completed by each coach or parent wanting to assist.  Once this process is completed each coach will receive a coaching badge, and it should be worn while coaching at practice.  This is for the protection of everyone involved.   If you are interested in obtaining this information, please email me, and I will help you with this process.  We are always in need of coaches. 

 

For more information or details:

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


 

 


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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 

 

 

 

RP5950.201 4-8 yrs Clinic $85 Nov 12-Feb 16

RP5950.211 6-15 yrs Recreational $165 Nov 12-Feb 16

RP5950.221 7-16 yrs Advanced $190 Nov 2-Mar 10

 Practice Times vary and will be finalized closer to the start of the season.  I listed the tentative times below… We cannot get into the wrestling rooms until the HS Teams are done practicing, therefore each school will vary.

  • Clinic: Practices are usually 1 hour long and are held between these times:  5:30-7:30pm
  • Rec: Practices are usually an hour to an hour and a half and are held between these times: 5:30-8:00pm
  • Travel: Practices are usually from 6:30-8pm.  We are still confirming the Mon and Wed location as River Hill HS may be a possible new spot.  Friday at OMHS is confirmed.

    Vipers Practice Location Information 2017-2018 Season BELOW

    THIS IS NOT 2018-2019 CONFIRMED SCHEDULE.  THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE WILL BE OUT SEPTEMBER 18.

             
                     

    Division

    Coach Status

    Name

    Location

    Practice Nights

           

    Clinic

    Head

    Len Pettiford

    Howard HS

    Monday

           

    Clinic

    Head

    Will Filbert

    Long Reach HS

    Monday

           

    Clinic

    Head

    Troy Scogland

    Marriotts Ridge HS or Glenelg HS

    Tuesday

           

     

     

     

     

     

           

     

     

     

     

     

           

    Rec

    Head

    Tony Conti

    Glenelg HS

    M & W

           

    Rec

    Head

    Adam Eldridge

    Howard HS

    M & W

           

    Rec

    Head

    Rodney Baxter

    Marriotts Ridge HS

    M & W

           

    Rec

    Head

    Anthony Ahumada

    Oakland Mills HS

    M & W

           

    Rec

    Head

    Mark Saylor

    Atholton HS

    M & W

           

    Rec

    Head

    Brian Leitzel

    Wilde Lake HS

    M & W

           

    Rec

    Head

    Ryan Murphy

    Hammond HS

    T & Th

           

    Rec

    Head

    Nathan Piechocki

    Long Reach HS

    T & Th

           

     

     

     

     

     

           

     

     

     

     

     

           

    Travel

    Co-Head

    Brad Howell

    Columbia Academy/OMHS

    M-W-Fr

           

    Travel

    Co-Head

    Kurt Tamai

    Columbia Academy/OMHS

    M-W-Fr

           

    Travel

    Co-Head

    Bobby Farace

    Columbia Academy/OMHS

    M-W-Fr

           

 

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 14-Feb 17
      • Practice Locations:
      • Marriotts Ridge HS / River Hill HS (Tuesdays), Howard HS (Mondays), Long Reach HS (Mondays)
      • Clinic practices are usually 1 hour long and are held between these times:  5:30-7:30pm
      • 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 13-Feb 17
      • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays
      • Tentative Practice Locations for this year:   Atholton HS, Glenelg HS, Hammond HS, Howard HS, Long Reach HS, Marriott’s Ridge HS, Oakland Mills HS, Wild Lake HS, River Hill HS
      • 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
      • Half the events are team events (dual meets or dual meet tournaments) and half the events are individual tournaments. 
      • Meets/ tournaments are held on Saturdays or Sundays
      • Season Runs from November 1-March 11
      • Detailed explanation on each level of wrestling is below 

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.

 


Coaches Needed

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 tdeltufo@verizon.net. 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 apatton@howardcountymd.gov.


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.