Intermediate Wrestling Benefits & Values
Wrestling is a great sport for kids, not only because it inspires competition but also because it instills important life values. Those who participate in wrestling, boxing, martial arts, or other combat sports tend to have higher self-esteem levels than their peers. When young athletes feel good about themselves, they’re less likely to seek validation from others by bullying them. Combat sports are also great for building teamwork skills—the relationships formed on wrestling mats and martial arts floors go beyond just sparring partners and classmates; there’s a real sense of community among those who share these interests.
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Intermediate Wrestling Program for Grades 6-8
Our intermediate wrestling program is primarily for 6-8 grade kids and our classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Some early middle school kids who are new to the sport may be placed in the beginner program until they are ready to move into the intermediate class. The focus of our intermediate program will be the fundamentals of wrestling, safety, respect, and fun. Participants will need to wear shorts with no pockets, a t-shirt, and wrestling shoes.
Why Rowan Wrestling Academy
Rowan Wrestling Academy is an organization committed to developing the middle school and high school wrestling programs in Rowan County. Although we offer wrestling and MMA classes for adults, our primary focus is the youth in our community. We have a close relationship with many of the schools and coaches in the county and are working with them to develop young wrestlers and increase interest in the sport locally.
Additionally, we are the only organization with a recreational league in the region. We have a competitive AAU team and we are members of the USA Wrestling organization, the governing body for the sport of Wrestling in the US. Our instructors have a proven track record of success in the sport including all-state honors and professional experience. If you are interested in developing your skills in wrestling or MMA, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our programs or how they can help you.
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Intermediate Grades 6-8 - Mon & Wed from 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Open Mat on Sun from 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Although we work closely with Rowan County schools and coaches, Our K-12 league and training programs are available to youth and adults inside or outside of the county.
Yes. Both boys and girls can absolutely participate in our wrestling and martial arts programs.
You will need to wear shorts with no pockets and a t-shirt for all programs. For wrestling training you should also bring your wrestling shoes.
K-5 kids will be in the Beginner Wrestling and Youth Jiu-Jitsu programs. 6-8 grade kids will be in the intermediate class and high schoolers with be in the advanced class. There may be some younger kids that need to be in the advanced programs and some older kids that need to be in the beginner programs. We will make adjustments accordingly to ensure everyone is in the right place.
Participants should wear shorts and t-shirts to practice. Singlets are only worn during competitive wrestling matches or tournaments.
No. Our coaches will make sure your child is training with other kids comparable in size and ability so they can progress safely.